I went to work yesterday. While this is normally not a notable activity, yesterday was the first time I have physically been in my office in 446 days. I began a new job on January 6, 2020. March 12, 2020 I went home for “two weeks.” …


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Sitting on a cactus would hurt. Discomfort occurs from the experience of a physical or mental sensation that deviates from a given baseline. In other words, something isn’t quite right. Physical discomfort may be familiar in the form of pain. You touch a hot stove, your finger hurts, you reflexively…


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History is often prophetic. The song Turn! Turn! Turn! written in the 1950s by Peter Seegar could not provide a better description of the year that has been 2020. It provides a reflective analysis that regardless of how difficult one moment may seem, life does go on.

To everything (turn…


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Sometimes I am jealous of my critters- free to run, play, and live without worry or fear. Animals don’t know or care about COVID. I’d like one day to not know or care about COVID.

The past 11 months have been a whirlwind. Loved ones, jobs, experiences, and time were…


Everything will be alright because you have the ability to make it right. Every four years a new president is elected, but this election is different. The world is a different place at this moment, but for all the strife and worry there is a chance to move forward doing…


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Recent drives on the backroads of southern Mississippi have piqued my thinking on rural America. Women and men of all creed and color toiled through droughts, depressions, war, and prosperity to build this country. I’m not speaking of the country in a physical sense of infrastructure and institutions. I mean…


Male or female. Black or white. Rich or poor. Liberal or conservative. We classify ourselves based on many physical, mental, and biological characteristics. Classification is a way by which we see and understand the world and is not inherently bad. …


Judge not lest you be judged. Matthew 7:1

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The “me” culture pits us in an often subconscious battle against the world. We compare ourselves physically, financially, and socially to those closest to us as well as those we will never meet in real life. Blue checks (I just learned what influencers are) next to names make us feel…


It’s ok.

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The daily grind can be tough. Daily routines last longer and later resulting in a lot of wear and tear on our psyche. Being an adult is not easy, particularly in today’s world. Being an adult responsible for the lives and well-being of little humans is really not easy.

Juggling…


Remove yourself from the Standard American Lifestyle

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Over the past 6 months of this pandemic, I’ve learned a lot about myself. I have always considered myself to be a morning person. I also value “me time” and ensure I have alone time most days. I really did not anticipate, however, how much my productivity would increase when…

Leanna B. Cupit, PhD

Mother | Wife | Daughter | Perpetual Learner | Christian | Lover of Life

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