Finding Your Oxygen Mask

Perhaps, we should love ourselves so fiercely, that when others see us, they know exactly how it should be done. ~ Rudy Francisco Humans are busy and exhausted creatures. In fact, being busy and exhausted has become so ingrained in us that we have started bragging about it. This is what Oliver Burkeman has entitled […]

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Beauty in Chaos

The unsung beauty hid life’s common things below. ~Whittier There are days when I hate my alarm clock; days when all I want to do is march across the room and, like a cartoon character, smash it with a hammer, which is conveniently located under my pillow. It’s a ridiculous fantasy. For starters, my hammers […]

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Introduction: A Day in the Life of American Women

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored. ~ Earl Nightingale Women […]

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Just Like Becca

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. ~ Nelson Mandela “Should we jump off it?” I looked at my sister, Becca. I was astonished she had even asked. There could […]

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A Note from the Editors

Women haven’t always had the right to vote. In fact, it wasn’t until the early 1920s that women were granted the right to participate in the U.S. elections. Watch the video below to find out more about the origins of the Suffragist movement and hear some of their stories: We at Graceful Grit believe in […]

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Week Two: American Women We Admire, Part One

“On my own I will just create, and if it works, it works, and if it doesn’t, I’ll create something else. I don’t have any limitations on what I think I could do or be.” ~ Oprah Winfrey Welcome to another week at Graceful Grit! Today, there are greater opportunities for women than ever before. […]

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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 safely by a screen and a room full of writers. Then the writers produce shows like Perception, where the […]

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