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Apr 26Liked by Tsh Oxenreider

So glad to see you highlighting Annelise's series! I get so frustrated with the constant calls to "reduce your stress" that come with absolutely zero bits of realistic advice for how to do that. This series is the opposite of that!!

I am with you on feeling spent...and also on longing for the opportunities of the summer ahead.

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Same! It's always some sort of message like, "Feeling stressed? Consider becoming less stressed." ...Thanks, that's so very helpful.

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Hahaha! Exactly.

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In the throes of the end of school year here! Oh my. My son is graduating from our local co-op and my homeschool! 😱 Lesson planning for next year for my daughter and the classes I will teach at their co-op. It has been a season of list making, prioritizing, and then on to the next. Trying to run with endurance while attending to this sweet milestone with my boy!

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Yes! Sounds all too familiar.

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Thanks so much for sharing those, Tsh. I hope they are helpful! It's such a gigantic topic, but I find it hopeful that many of the needle movers are small, consistent changes.

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Indeed! Even just encouraging people to notice one small thing, like their sleep habits, could be a game changer.

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Apr 26Liked by Tsh Oxenreider

Thank you so much for this!

It is wildly comforting to know that so many of us are just trying to sort through stress and find time to do all of the things (or to stop doing all the things).

I am always so appreciative of how things slow down in Lent and I focus on less and take in less... then Eastertide comes and I hit the ground running like one of those pull-back racer cars on overdrive!

Also... where is that incredible Tolstoy quote from?? I think that I need to read the entire piece.

God Bless you and your family,

Teresa

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Apr 29Liked by Tsh Oxenreider

I think the quote is from Family Happiness (1859).

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Thank you for replying! It's been a busy week around here.

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Another delightful post; I can't wait to check out the links and keep reading. Grateful for the time you invest in curating these weekly bright spots that simply make life better for your readers.

Ooooh, that sheep video - how perfectly it demonstrates our proneness to wander!

It just so happens that I'll be about 20 minutes away from the Nooks bookshop while on a work trip next week, so if they do open May 2 I hope to stop in!

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May 2Liked by Tsh Oxenreider

I made it to Nooks and it was lovely! Your First Light & Eventide book is nicely displayed in a reading area, and I met the illustrator of Every Moment Holy. Charming little shop - glad I was able to go support its opening.

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So lovely to hear! Thanks so much for letting me know.

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Thank you for sharing, friend. Wondering if it would be possible for you to share a list of the books you’re teaching in your high school class?

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