A Normal Life

There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in. –Leonard Cohen America has an interesting relationship with mental illness. It loves to observe mental illness from a distance. Usually, that distance is provided by a screen and a room full of writers. Then the writers produce shows like Perception, where the brilliant […]

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Week One: Mental Health

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. – Plutarch Welcome to Graceful Grit! In 2018, we talk more about our mental health than we ever have, before. As a society, we are getting more comfortable with concepts like self-care and mental wellness. We are learning to be gentler with ourselves and others. We have […]

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Heimat

Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts. – Oliver Wendell Holmes The first time I came home, I came on a  Greyhound bus. My aunt had moved from North Carolina to Colorado and somehow managed to wheedle my Mama into allowing my sister and me to […]

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The Journey Begins

  Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter- Izaak Walton Welcome to Graceful Grit! We are excited and grateful you are joining us as we begin our journey. Graceful Grit is here to tell the story of the American Woman. She has a lot of guises, plays a lot of roles, and […]

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