Welcome to the archives

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Amanda Gist Writer

21 Things 2021 taught me.

“When you are a good person, you don’t lose people. They lose you.” Some people will fall away as you grow, it’s okay. Let them

Mental Health Awareness Month.

“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” – Glenn Close Five years ago today, the first day of Mental

Not this.

“Everyone who ever changed their life or laid claim to their own destiny began by surrendering to two words: not this.” – Elizabeth Gilbert Maybe this is

What darkness offers.

“You can’t study the darkness by flooding it with light. ” – Edward Abbey It’s been a season of loss in my life after losing

The cost of love.

“Grief is just love, dressed in all black. ” The cost of love is high. Higher than we realize, until suddenly, there’s no way around

On birthdays and investments.

“The first business asset you should invest in is yourself. ” – Orrin Woodward Last year on my birthday, I wrote this piece on birthdays and the