We’re trading Gucci for grandma, and I love it.

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For years, women have been sold the lie that they must be “sexy” to have purpose.

We carve sharp contour lines into the sides of our faces with bronzer. We stuff our poor feet into stilettos to elongate our legs. …

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The phrase is an absolute pet peeve of mine:

“What’s the occasion?”

This is usually a response directed at me, dressed in basically anything but sweatpants and joggers, with perhaps a touch more makeup on than usual. …

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When you grow up in rural Indiana and have seven acres of corn growing outside your door, you are basically forced to have an extensive knowledge of country music.

Whilst growing up with these Indiana country-junkies, it became very clear very fast that Taylor Swift was not considered a true…

What purchases make a happiness difference?

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It can be embarrassing to admit, but I think we’ve all been let down by some purchases.

For example, maybe you’ve pined for a certain item in the mall for months (let’s say a pair of shoes). You scrounge together your money, wait for the first of the month, and…

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It was a bold move, but not rash. Shoes, belts, purses — they were all going. After 10 years of accumulating clothing (aka, buying absolutely anything that was trendy and falling to every seductive glimmer in a sale attendant’s eye) and never purging, I made my way here.

25 years…

Shelby Poulin

writing on mental + women’s health, habits, and sometimes poetry; hopeless romantic stuck in a modern world

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