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Home is not a place…it’s a feeling. Read more »

Lauren Hughes -Sep 01, 2014, 2:51PM
Amazing quote xo www.hikinginheels.co.uk
sam -Sep 01, 2014, 12:39PM
wow, i really needed to see this today <3

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Post image for Our Thoughts Become Our Reality

This post comes from our Australia contributor, Miann Scanlan. Follow along with her on Instagram @freepeopleaustralia! Read more »

jloh -Sep 02, 2014, 12:27AM
thanks for this - just what i needed to read on this blue monday! the kind reminder that 'thoughts become things'.
Shelley -Sep 01, 2014, 10:31PM
Thanks for the great post! This is something that has been coming up a lot with me. I also read something else interesting the other day that has really been resonating. We need to be careful about what we say and how we speak to our children. When they become older, our voice becomes their inner voice. Words and thoughts are indeed powerful! https://www.etsy.com/shop/EarthChildArt?ref=hdr_shop_menu

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Post image for Harvesting Creativity & Overcoming Setbacks

Creativity can be anything from an art piece, to a written work, to a new business idea. What ties the concept together, in all cases, is that it is an outward translation of something within ourselves. We have thoughts and images running through our heads as well as feelings and emotions reverberating through our bodies. Creativity happens when we connect and utilize our talents to communicate what’s inside, breathing it into existence. Of course, that can be easier said than done. Read more »

Audrey -Sep 01, 2014, 9:48PM
This is such a well written post with so many wonderful, realistic approaches. I love to write and blog but sometimes I run out of creative juices or feel a little insecure about it all. I love the idea of simply keeping a journal. Getting back to the good old pen and paper!!! We usually find inspiration where we least expect it! Thank you, Audrey
Courtney -Sep 01, 2014, 2:00PM
This post couldn't have come at a more perfect time. And I have to agree that going on a walk is always the best first step for me!

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It’s been a little while since we’ve featured a wedding here on the blog.  But the other day, I got an email from MacK Mars, who works part time as a stylist for Free People.  The photos from her wedding day stopped me dead in my tracks – read on to hear her describe it in her own words, and to get a serious dose of wedding inspiration! Read more »

Becky -Aug 31, 2014, 5:27PM
Wow, this is so dreamy, my idea of perfection! Gorgeous dresses, accessories and I LOVE the gemstone idea. Thank you for sharing!
Katie -Aug 31, 2014, 2:59PM
It's so pretty, except for the dreamcatchers! Appropriation is not cool!

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Post image for San Sebastián Photo Diary

Right on the coast of the Bay of Biscay, just 12 miles from the French border, is a little Spanish city where Europeans go to unwind: San Sebastián. Read more »

Debbie -Sep 01, 2014, 7:29AM
Very cool!! debsbug.blogspot.com
Laura -Aug 31, 2014, 3:33PM
Laura, de acuerdo contigo! Preciosa ciudad. Beautiful city, the time that I spend there it was awesome... I really love that place. Another Laura from Spain.

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Post image for How to Pack The Perfect Carry On Bag

I’ve been traveling since before my memory even serves. Road trips and flights were a regular thing in my family, and for a while, a bag sat at the foot of my bed, always half-packed or half-unpacked, depending on how you looked at it. Read more »

Eva -Aug 30, 2014, 3:38AM
Great tip! I always bring all of this stuff as well. Seconding what people said in the comments about lip moisturizer. I usually pack one that's in a tin so I can also use it for my hands if I need to. A little spray bottle with water (and maybe conditioner/coconut oil) is helpful to spray your face if you're feeling extra dry. http://magellanandpan.com
holly -Aug 28, 2014, 7:02PM
This list is essential! I love the tip about lip balm in the comments too, nothing dries out lips quicker than changing climates. http://hollyemeryphotography.blogspot.com.au/

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The feeling of being alone is one that we have all experienced. Read more »

Shelley -Aug 28, 2014, 5:14PM
I love this post. I'm going to bookmark it. Being an introvert and a creative, I need my alone time, but I find if I'm alone too much, I start to get kind of weird! I love all your suggestions, I would also say call someone! Even if you don't have your friends close to you, call one far away. Human contact is essential. https://www.etsy.com/shop/EarthChildArt?ref=hdr_shop_menu
Anonymous -Aug 28, 2014, 3:19PM
I recently graduated from college and all my friends left me! I haven't been feeling too lonely, but I'll get random spurts of sadness that make me worry about myself and my health... I look up to you, Bridgette, Julie and Julia, so hearing that you, too, feel lonely sometimes helps me realize that it's perfectly normal! Thank you for this! <3

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“Don’t Stumble Over Something Behind You.” Read more »

Maya -Aug 26, 2014, 8:26PM
I have to say that this quote really resonates with me, especially in light of some recent life events. My fiancé and I recently moved. The move went well, but we ended up having a bit of a disagreement with the neighbors where they accused us of doing something something that we didn't. This really, really bothered me and although things are better, it has made it a lot tougher to develop a relationship with our neighbors. Luckily my fiancé really took the initiative to help move us past this event.
Dee -Aug 25, 2014, 9:13PM
This is such a great saying to focus on for the week ahead. I agree that "There’s no need to waste energy and feelings on problems that are already behind you. If it’s fixed, let it be fixed." I think this also applies to things that you have no control over. DW | http://www.daundra.com

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This post comes from our Australia contributor, Miann Scanlan. Follow along with her on Instagram @freepeopleaustralia! Read more »

Anaïs -Aug 26, 2014, 5:45AM
Thank you for this beautiful post and to the people who wrote their own experiences in the comments. It brought tears in my eyes...I experienced two losses that usually aren't considered as real ones... I had two abortions and it really was like a loss to me, both times. It took me years to get over them. I think I know what it feels like to lose someone you love, in my case someone that I knew without really physically knowing. <3
Paula -Aug 25, 2014, 11:48PM
I recently lost my husband of 36 years. I took care of him at home for the past 3 years. Your post is so right on. It is gut wrenching and a very lonely time. Grief IS experienced differently by everyone

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This post comes from our AVM and Social Media Specialist at Free People Aspen, April! Read more »

Christina -Aug 25, 2014, 4:28PM
so inspirational! i need to get out of my office! - Christina www.cityloveee.blogspot.com
Laura -Aug 25, 2014, 3:05PM
found the sweatshirt! http://www.milehighclothing.com/store/p3/I_Heart_MTNS_Crewneck_Sweatshirt.html

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Twenty-four hours in Vancouver, and what do you do? Read more »

Audrina -Sep 01, 2014, 4:29PM
I live in Vancouver! This is very cool to see how my hometown is portrayed as such a beautiful place. And yes, places in Gastown is amazing :) http://mindfullyaudrina.blogspot.ca/
Carol -Aug 27, 2014, 8:38PM
Some other great places to go to in Vancouver to visit can include Artigiano Cafe and Kitsilano Beach !

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Post image for Farm Life Inspiration: Meet Jade

Imagine a life where days are spent tending to the land on which you live. The food you eat is the food you grew. You get your hands dirty – and it’s always in a dress. Adorable goats, chickens, and rabbits grace you with their presence every day. Beauty is all around, and you never cease to notice it. Read more »

Deborah -Aug 27, 2014, 4:36PM
What a lovely expression. Thank you for sharing yourself with all of us. Mom
Jade Winter Chessman -Aug 21, 2014, 4:37PM
So thankful for all of the generous and encouraging comments. Thank you for taking time to read and thank you Free People for the provoking questions and for sharing a little of our story!

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