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Eat Dessert First is for my love of food and sharing my favorites with you.

Hi, I’m Lillie. Previously a magazine editor, I became a full-time mother and freelance writer in 2017. I spend most of my time with my kids and husband over at The Brown Bear Family.


#1: I Have Notes by Nicole Chung The Atlantic has recently begun a series of newsletters (I know, at this point there are more newsletters roaming the internet than readers!), but I have enjoyed this one so far. It is short and sweet, as most things in life should be. I just love this phrase … Continue reading PINNING BOARD V.12


#1: The Art of Not Taking Things Personally ‘Emotional generosity’ is the ability to see past behaviours that we don’t understand and proactively look for compassionate ways to explain them. #2: 90 seconds to emotional resilience According to Harvard brain scientist Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, ninety seconds is all it takes to identify an emotion … Continue reading PINNING BOARD V.11


#1: All That We Share I mean this when I say that it has been a while since I teared up with a video. When you really think about it, we are all part of each other’s story. “It’s easy to mind your own business. It takes a little more effort to mind the community. … Continue reading PINNING BOARD V.10


#1: Your Professional Decline Is Coming (Much) Sooner Than You Think “A few researchers have looked at this cohort to understand what drives their unhappiness. It is, in a word, irrelevance.”  #2: Solitude by Anne Cross I love.Alone, I still love,Even when I am alone, I love.In company, I am more than whole,I am solitude … Continue reading PINNING BOARD V.9


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