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2nd Annual Paddle-Out & Celebration of Life

As the end of the year approaches, so does December 28th, the one year anniversary of my dad’s passing. Although the pain of loss feels particularly heavy, each new day reminds me that this is a time for gratitude, reflection

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Good Grief

Originally posted on Hannah Jane Nancarrow:
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” ― Charles M. Schulz GOOD GRIEF! It feels like all the saddest things happen during the holidays. It feels like loved ones pass…

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Lily Loved Cookies

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Lily loved cookies. Lily also loved burying her cookies in the garden, then digging them up the moment she suspected she had been discovered. She loved hot sunny days and cold rainy nights. She…

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For All The Warriors

Originally posted on Hannah Jane Nancarrow:
This month, I had the incredible honor of delivering the keynote speeches at two Relay for Life events. I’m new to Relay and, honestly, I was blown away. I was blown away by the commitment and…

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Even Pest Control

Originally posted on Hannah Jane Nancarrow:
I always expected to miss my Dad. I expected to miss his “dad jokes” and his subsequent full-bellied laughs. I expected to miss seeing his name pop up on my phone and hearing his…

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Wishing

Originally posted on Hannah Jane Nancarrow:
? One of my favorite people in the whole wide world is a 14-year-old-girl (let’s call her “L”). “L” makes me feel special. She tells me I’m pretty. She tells me she wishes she were “classically pretty”.…

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From a Father to His Daughter

Originally posted on Hannah Jane Nancarrow:
An array of e-mails, a smorgasbord of commercials on every TV channel and radio station, a plethora of fancy cards and decorative balloons haunting each checkout line at the grocery store — all reminding me…

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We are the Phoenix

Originally posted on Hannah Jane Nancarrow:
In Greek mythology, the legend of the Phoenix tells of a bird that cyclically goes up in flames, only to be born again, more powerful and vibrant than before.  As wildfires burn violently in the hills, valleys, riverbeds…

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The Struggle

Originally posted on Hannah Jane Nancarrow:
I’ve had two great struggles in my life; The first was growing up feeling “un-beautiful”. From elementary school through college I struggled with my weight, I’d even go as far as to say I…

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You are the World

  You have always been a friend of nature, but now, more than ever, you are of this Earth. Today, on Earth Day, I celebrate not just the planet you loved so dearly, but I also celebrate you, its protector. Now,

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