how to celebrate earth day from home

In our days of social distancing, it’s easy to forget what day it actually is. Who knew that Earth Day was in our midst already? Which leads us to the bigger question: how are we supposed to celebrate Earth Day from home? […]

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the healing nature of ecotherapy

Who knew the most powerful sources of healing were right outside our doors? It’s about time that we start embracing ecotherapy and nature’s therapeutic potential. It’s hard to believe a doctor could prescribe a struggling patient a certain length of time spent […]

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what’s your new year “2020 vision”?

I’m always thinking forward. What’s going to come next? How am I approaching whatever next steps I’m taking? Herein lies my new year 2020 vision. Definitely still need glasses to see that clearly. And even then, I fully realize the uncertainty and […]

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goodbye allie maelynn… HELLO finding soulace

Maybe you noticed. Which probably led to confusion. So, let me clear the air: welcome to Finding Soulace. I really never wanted to have everything I do to be under my name. It just makes me feel uncomfortable. There’s so much more […]

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can Greta Thunberg save the world?

Yes, I do think Greta Thunberg will save the world. But not alone.  I’m unashamedly Greta’s biggest fan. She’s Swedish. A huge climate change advocate. Vegan. A fellow Aspie. #aspiepower Here’s the problem: one teenage Swede isn’t going to save the world. […]

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in a world of suffering, what matters most?

The Amazon is on fire. There are concentration camps along our southern border. People live on the streets, hungry and defeated. So many are dying worldwide from preventable diseases. Full-blown Nazis have a growing voice and expanding hatred. Except in our world […]

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a message for ashamed South Dakotans

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I’m outspokenly one of many ashamed South Dakotans. Yes, my entire life thus far has been spent here. This is where my family is. Beyond that? We might as well disown her. Simply […]

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teaching abroad in American Samoa: a year in review

After what felt like both a millisecond and a century, I have officially finished my year teaching abroad in American Samoa. I’m back in the States. Life’s moving onward. I came into this teaching abroad experience without expectations, and for that I’m […]

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rude awakening: my first time as a minority

My first time as a minority wasn’t until the ripe age of 22. Up until then, I’ve lived in the rural Midwest. People still think we ride horses everywhere. (Unless you’re on the west side of the Missouri, that’s bogus.) When I […]

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I’m no longer vegan.

Search “vegan” on Google, and you’re likely to stumble upon some helpful information…and a ton of controversy. What’s most shocking is that the controversy so often stems among so-called “vegans.” No wonder so many, like myself, are no longer vegan. By that, […]

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