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Hi First name / friend!

You guys. Are you feeling burned out? If I'm being honest, everywhere I look I see burnout. I see teachers who LOVE their students and are so hurt because their students aren't ok. 


But how can you help make someone ok when you aren't ok yourself? 


Compassion fatigue is real. COVID burnout is real. You can only function on adrenaline and exhaustion so long. 


Friends please, take some time today to be still. Sit and breathe slowly. You are worthy of rest and all of us need it right now. 


Such love for you all. 



p.s. check out reader spotlight! I would love to feature you!


xo, emily

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pocket of peace

my favorite poem of all time. 


You do not have to be good.

You do not have to walk on your knees

for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.

You only have to let the soft animal of your body

love what it loves.

Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.

Meanwhile the world goes on.

Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain

are moving across the landscapes,

over the prairies and the deep trees,

the mountains and the rivers.

Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,

are heading home again.

Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,

the world offers itself to your imagination,

calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting —

over and over announcing your place

in the family of things.


Wild Geese - Mary Oliver

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coffee talk with em

Nothing makes me happier than a great recommendation. So here are a few of things that are sparking joy and bringing pockets of peace to my days. I hope you love these things as much as I do! Got a recommendation for our new Slow Down Sunday? Just reply to this email and tell me all about it! 


  1. If you love the Gilmore Girls, you MUST check out this playlist that will make you feel like Rory Gilmore studying. 
  2. Need a Pumpkin Pie coffee syrup recipe that makes your house feel like Starbucks? 
  3. Ok it's OFFICIALLY Fall! So here's a map that shows you where to find all the most gorgeous fall foliage. 
  4. I'm totally obsessed with Pilates at the moment and this Youtube channel makes it easy for anyone!
  5. Ok all I can say is that this book is changing my life. If you have boundary issues in your life (and who doesn't?!) You have to read this!
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reader spotlight

Hi, I'm Shelly! ✨


This is a new feature starting today! And I'll kick us off! 

Home: Dallas, TX

Sippin' on: Iced White Raspberry Mocha

Listening to: Israel & New Breed

Watching: Real Housewives (the franchise)

Reading: The Coffee Bean

My Insta: @srta.small35

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