The Novels of Kristin Hannah

“Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make […]

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Whitney Cummings’ Demonstration of Vulnerability in Writing

“Reframing vulnerability as being badass and tough and actually super courageous is a great way to rebrand talking about your feelings.” – Whitney Cummings When I read I’m Fine and Other Lies by Whitney Cummings, it was at a time when I was living a carefree lifestyle, without much planning in mind for the future, […]

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American Female Authors Who Have Influenced Us

A book is a dream you hold in your hands. —Neil Gaiman This week at Graceful Grit, we discuss the American female authors that have influenced us. America has produced some truly inspirational and talented women, whose beautiful words allow us to see ourselves and the world around us in different ways. In this week’s […]

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A Mother’s Search for Self-Care

“She was born to be free, let her run wild in her own way and you will never lose her.” ~ Nikki Rowe “You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh It has been a hard road, learning how to care for myself, in the […]

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A day in my life

“Sometimes I’m so tired, I look down at what I’m wearing, and if it’s comfortable enough to sleep in, I don’t even make it into my pajamas. I’m looking down, and I’m like, ‘T-shirt and stretchy pants? Yup, that’s fine. It’s pajama-y, good night.’ ~ Rebecca Romijn “In 1970, 48% of children (34 million) had […]

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Okay, I Guess

“Bless the thing that broke you down and cracked you open, because the world needs you open” – Rebecca Campbell   I said, “okay.” At first, I said I didn’t want to, but eventually I said, “okay,” because he had been buying my drinks all night and his actions implied that I owed him. I […]

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