Recent Posts by Rachel Olsen

New Weekly Ritual

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I got an adult coloring book for Christmas. (Side Note: Typing that sentence makes me feel like I am suddenly 83 years-old in a nursing home. Perhaps that's because I associate coloring books - and dolls - with childhood, and because I gave a porcelain doll to my great aunt for Christmas when she was in a nursing ...

January note of happenings

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Hi. I'm packing my bags to head out today to join the leadership and team of Encouragement Cafe in Myrtle Beach for a ladies' retreat. The oceanfront in January has a completely different feel, at least to me, than in the summer months. More austere and somehow, more powerful. In the summer it relaxes me, mellows me ...

My Ode to White Pants

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It is a sad day in the Olsen house. Today marks the official end of summertime for me - because I'm washing and packing away all my white pants. Pause for moment of silent mourning.   I love white pants. Really - with fervor. Next to jeans and yoga pants (don't judge - I rarely wear those in public, ...

Why You Must Persist

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In case you missed it on Facebook, here is my post from earlier today.  It's all about how I met some extremely nice, very helpful, and incredibly well-connected people in Southport, NC yesterday while indulging my love of all things key lime:     All of that is 100% true.  But it's not all 100% of the story ...

Mother’s Day Surprise

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Random Interesting Fact:  Researchers found a 10% larger brain (in the hippocampus, which is the part that manages stress/coping and memory) in children who had nurturing moms compared to children who did not. Clearly God's plan is for us to have the nurture and support of a loving mother. Mother's Day - always an interesting holiday ...