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Leigh Kramer
Nashville
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I've been in a food memoir phase for several years now. I can't get enough of them. There's not as much food fiction out there but I'm hopeful this is about to change. A couple of years ago TLC Book Tours contacted me to review Erica Bauermeister's The Lost Art... Continue reading
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Thank you, Brenda!
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Thank you, Jennifer!
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Thank you for letting me know this resonated with you, Stevey. There is hope and I'm sending up a prayer you make it to the other side of depression as soon as possible.
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Thanks, Erin.
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You have been a part of the healing process, Idelette. Thank you for the ways you've spoken truth into my life! So grateful for you. Hope we can cozy up on the red couch again soon.
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Thank you, Barbara!
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Thank you, Missy! Glad this could serve as an encouragement to you. I hope one day soon you'll revel in your enough-ness and that it will come with ease, instead of intentional work. But in the meantime, we carry on.
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Thank you, Katie! xo
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Thank you, Ginger! It's so good to mark these achievements together.
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I look forward to the day we finally meet face to face, Margaret. You are a dear one. Hate that you've walked a similar path but glad you're embracing freedom, too!
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Thanks, lady!
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Loooove their velvet pumpkins! I'd probably use them as a dining room centerpiece or do a tablescape on my cedar chest.
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Twenty years ago I never could have imagined this place. A place of resting in who I am. Specifically a place of acknowledging and affirming my beauty. I can scarcely believe it. Sometimes I remember my 14 year old self, crippled with self-hatred, and wonder how that's part of my... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Leigh Kramer
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Brenda Rodgers at Triple Braided Life asked me to be a part of her 31 Days of Interviews with Single Women series. All October she's featuring single women who are making a difference. I'm honored to be included! I hope you'll head over to read my responses concerning the ups... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Leigh Kramer
Thanks, Katherine!
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Interesting to hear your perspective, Alia, my Angst Twin. There are times when I feel like I have nothing left to give- I almost feel like this is a cyclical occurrence, though I couldn't tell you how regularly it happens- and in those cases, I tend to err on staying in and self-care. But like I commented above, the first day of solitude is heaven but after that it can quickly go south. I have to be sure I see my people on a regular basis because that feeds my soul and keeps me sane.
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Yes! We can absolutely hide from ourselves and resist facing hard truths and making an effort. Sometimes we need to protect ourselves a bit but the question applies here as well- when is it self-care and when is it fear?
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In certain seasons of my life, it's been easier to cancel instead of push through. I take it one opportunity at a time, even now when I'm in a good place. Awareness is the first step toward change so I commend your efforts, Kate.
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I'm so glad to hear from an extrovert! It makes sense that you'd feel like hiding for different reasons. I'm an INFJ, which is the most extroverted of the introverts. The first day of solitude is heaven, day 2 is good, day 3 I start getting loopy and sad and desperately need people to get me out of my funk. So I also keep this in mind when I'm balancing self-care and community. I think it can definitely be easier for a Four to stay in and feel sorry for him or herself- though it's not unique to us. But once we start in on that path, it's extra hard to get off of it, which is why I try really hard to avoid whatever will bring me there in the first place. There are other ways of managing my angst. It's a work in progress, that's for sure.
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Thanks, Allison! Glad you pushed past the angst that particular night.
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Yes! It boils down to whether I'm choosing love or fear.
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Image credit "Are you hiding?" My counselor let the question hang in the air for a moment. I turned it around, forehead wrinkled and looking toward the ceiling for insight. In my quest to broaden community and build relationships, I've run up against my introversion and my insecurities. Despite a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Leigh Kramer
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Proud of you, Laura!
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My life is small and empty right now. I write those words and test the truth of them and yes, this is how it feels right now. It's how I feel. I'm in the middle of transition. My job ended a month ago and apart from my side business, I'm... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Leigh Kramer