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    Little Joys

    Recently I started changing my computer’s desktop background at the beginning of each month to mix things up. I’ve been surprised by how happy it makes me to open my computer and see a new picture. With many stressful weeks under my belt, and many more on the horizon, this small moment of joy got me thinking about how sometimes the small joys in the day can make such a difference. Here are some other small joys that I relish: Drinking my morning coffee out of an actual mug, not a travel mug. Most days I am on the run in the mornings and take my coffee to go in…

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    Long Distance Relationships

    Long. Distance. Relationship. Possibly the most dreaded combination of words in the English language. All joking aside, there is a reason “long distance” has a reputation. Long distance relationships (LDRs) can be challenging. We have all heard stories of LDRs not working out (although I would argue an awful lot of non-long-distance relationships also don’t work out). On the flip side, people who do make an LDR work eventually reunite and often the long-distance part is not brought up. I bet if you asked 10 couples if they were ever long distance, a lot more than you think would say yes.  How did I end up in a long-distance relationship?…