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Hi First name / friend!
Ok let me share this with you real quick - there is a difference between loads and burdens. A load is the work that is on our plate, that is our responsibility, our thing. A burden though, is a special circumstance that you cannot carry on your own. 
Think of it like this - your load is like your knapsack - and you won't be able to carry your own if you keep taking things out of peoples' knapsacks. People have to carry their own loads. 
BUT. Community exists to help shoulder one another's burdens, the boulders that just cannot be carried alone. 
I found this to be a super helpful distinction that is helping me set better boundaries. I hope this helps you too. 
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

just a little note on boundaries….. 
No is a complete sentence. 
 - Anne Lamont
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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. Need a perfect new website for book recs? I'm obsessed with this one.
  2. STOP EVERYTHING AND LOOK AT THIS!!! Christmas gift perfection
  3. Netflix binging for the win!
  4. I've been looking to practice more journalling and this looks like the perfect place. 
  5. I loooooove pretty wrapping paper and I feel like this is such a good hack for getting lots of looks
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reader spotlight

Hi, I'm Shelly! ✨


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