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Hygge

Lately, I've been obsessed with the Danish concept of "Hygge": a Danish word used when acknowledging a feeling or moment, whether alone or with friends, at home or out, ordinary or extraordinary as cozy, charming or special.

Here are

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Chantelle's Songwriting Tips

Don't take my word for it, because I beat my fist against the blank page as must as anyone. But here are 10 of my personal songwriting tips. 

  1. Write songs you would listen to. Pretty self-explanatory. 
  2. Write as someone
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Shave it Off!

A few weeks ago I shaved my head. It's the most liberating thing I've ever done.

Today, as I re-buzzed it down to nothing, it occurred to me that shaving my head is a kind of self care…

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Van Gogh Blues

I've been reading "Van Gogh Blues" by Eric Maisel, and already I have several paragraphs of quotes copied! This is the first book I've read that accurately portrays the relationship *I feel* between my depression and creativity (with a nod

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Unfuckwithable

What would it look like to wake up and be unfuckwithable every day?

What would it look like to feel threatened by no one; to not worry about the flowers next to me, but just bloom in my own…

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Finding a Niche

"Wouldn't it be better for you to discover a meaning in what you write than to impose one? Nothing you write will lack meaning because the meaning is in you." - Flannery O'Connor

Paraphrase of quote: "Authenticity is more…

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Fighting pt. II

Art is a process, not a product.
Art is a process, not a product.
Art is a process, not a product.
Art is a process, not a product.
Art is a process, not a product.
Art is a process, not…

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Letter to my Younger Self

Hey, little me.

Let's establish something right away. You are strong, you are brave, you are smart, you are funny, and you are loved. Your smile lights up the room and your enthusiasm, even for quiet things, delights those…