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Renee Dubeau

Finding your magic after life kicks your ass.

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Dear Dystopian Writers, Can You Like… Not?

Remember back at the beginning of the shut down, when people were still (mostly) rational and sane? Remember when the grocery store shelves went bare due to panic hoarding? Remember how people started freaking out and America descended into unimaginable... Continue Reading →

When the Most Wonderful Time of the Year… Isn’t. Bringing some light to the dark days of December.

The holiday table can be a place of joyful feasting with our loved ones. Or, it can be a painful reminder that there is an empty chair this year, where someone we miss desperately should be. It can be the place where someone gets drunk, makes and ass of themselves and starts drama that will last from Thanksgiving dinner until the midnight toast on New Year's Eve. If it's a dramatic display, we'll still be talking about it next Christmas...

Season of the Witch — Coming out of the Broom Closet.

I think it takes huge balls to be a grownup who still believes in magic. Just believing is a real accomplishment - it means you somehow kept your childlike wonder and didn't completely succumb to the harsh realities of the world. It means... Continue Reading →

My Country ‘Tis of Thee- Illusions of Liberty.

It's July, and you know what that means. We're supposed to eat some hotdogs, wave a flag and blow shit up while shouting, "USA! USA! USA!"But, to be perfectly honest, I really don't feel like celebrating this year. It seems... Continue Reading →

Kindness Kits 101: How to spread love around your city and beyond.

When we see a problem too big to fix, we often throw our hands in the air and say, "Somebody should do something about this!" Maybe, we do this because we want our government, world leaders, big corporations or other... Continue Reading →

Where did “You Are Important” come from?

I live in an affluent little bubble in the suburbs of Nashville, Tennessee. The poverty and hunger here are well hidden, tucked away behind strip malls and subdivisions with cul-de-sacs and swimming pools. But, if you pay attention, you’ll see... Continue Reading →

How Liz Gilbert Kicked my Ass.

I have a handful of badass lady authors who I absolutely love. I love them for their realness, candor and unbelievable talent. I love them for their examples of what it means to live authentically without apology, to be who... Continue Reading →

Walking My Talk, Even When I Don’t Wanna.

Our lives have been mostly consumed with wedding planning for the past couple months. We had a beautiful wedding, with all of our most favorite people there to celebrate with us. We spent a glorious week in Jamaica for the... Continue Reading →

Why Planning a Wedding in your Forties Rocks.

"You must be so stressed with all the wedding planning!" With our May wedding quickly approaching, I've heard this from just about everybody. I don't think they even believe me when I tell them how stress-free and fun the process... Continue Reading →

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