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Yesterday was too much for just an Instagram caption

Yesterday the world watched as violent extremists took over the Capitol with guidance from the president and apparent permission from the police. Amid yesterday’s attack, I, like many, couldn’t help but look back on last year’s BLM protests, when non-violence and cries for justice were met with tear gas and rubber bullets.  I think of […]

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Grow & let go

Learning to try and D.I.Y.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but 2021 isn’t going to be that much different than 2020. Don’t believe me? Are you still waiting for this to be the year you get in shape? Or the year you change your career path? What about the year you finally pick up that hobby […]

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She’s making a list and checking it twice

Today I want to take you on a journey, an expedition which takes us through the darkest corners of my mind.  As I guide you through the spiraling crevices of my cortex, you may come to find that the skeletons in your closet walk a lot like mine. They may dress a bit differently and […]

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All Who Podcast

Covid can’t stop us from being ‘crazy for Christmas’

In today’s episode, join Jacklyn and her first guest, Alexa, as they ponder being away from home for the holidays. Stick around to learn how to embrace Christmas (or your holiday of choice) during Covid, and to hear some wholesome sister banter. Intro & outro song: “Christmas Wrapping” The Waitresses Transcription: Alexa– That’s fine, I […]

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It’s a rich man’s world

Money. Can’t find a man with it, can’t live without it. (That was a joke. If you know me, you know my man has money.) ((That was a joke, too. I’m like a baker, I make my own dough.)) But all jokes aside, today we’re talking about debt. Now I’m no expert, but I do […]

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Gratitude removes the platitude from your attitude

In today’s episode of All Who Podcast, we ponder gratitude. Stick around to hear about Jacklyn’s qualms with Thanksgiving, and why we should make gratitude a daily practice. Links mentioned in today’s episode: New York Times piece on the origins of Thanksgiving The Happiness Lab, with Dr. Laurie Santos (On Apple Podcasts this is Season […]

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Grow & let go

I put the ‘meta’ in ‘metacognition’

Focusing on mental health has rarely been more difficult or more important for me than this week. There have been more difficult times, more triggering times, more serious and heavier times. But something about this election really left me feeling so drained, so anxious, so out of control, so depleted of hope for the future […]

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Too close

November 4, 2020. The day after Election Day. I continue to insist that I’m not anxious about the election, yet I was drawn to write on the verge of tears.  If I’m honest, my eyes have filled –– and overflowed –– with tears more than once during the last 24-hour news cycle. And it’s not because […]

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What is authenticity?

In today’s episode of All Who Podcast, we ponder authenticity. Follow along –– and take some time to reflect –– as we discuss why authenticity is so important, and how we can truly embrace our most authentic selves. Transcript: Hello. Howdy. Welcome to All Who Podcast. I am Jacklyn I am roughly 22 years old, I run […]

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Check out my new rig!

When I started planning my move to California, there were roughly a million and a half things that I was excited for. Warm weather, no snow, life on the beach. (I was basically just very, very afraid of struggling through another winter in Buffalo.) But if I’m honest, I was mostly excited to live in […]