Top 10 Blogs of 2017

Written on by Mindy Haas

Can you believe its 2018 already?  Where does the time go?  Every year, I ask myself these questions as I look back on the milestones and life events that shaped the year.  This week, I’m taking this approach with our blog to see what resonated most with our readers.  What I’ve compiled is the top 10 most read blogs from 2017.    I hope you enjoy revisiting these favorites as much as I have!

# 1: Shaped by Sorrow by Kathryn Lerro

Kathryn shares the story of loss and how the sadness provided a “heightened appreciation for simple, joyful moments that can only come from having experienced the saddest ones.”

#2: Reality of Escapism by Amy Wilson

Guest blogger Amy tells of her struggle with running from issues instead of dealing with them.

#3: Ordinary Beauty by Amy Wilson

Another favorite by our guest blogger! She tells how her young son allows her to better appreciate the small details of life.

#4: Don’t Take It Personally by Kathryn Lerro

Kathryn urges us to take the time to understand where others are coming from.  This post is so relevant to considering the today’s political climate!

#5:  Words to Remember by Kathryn Lerro

Kathryn writes endearingly on the sage words her mother left behind for her.  As someone who has lost a mother as well, I was particularly touched by this post!

#6: A Kind and Upright Life by Kathryn Lerro

Kathryn reflects on the life of an elderly aunt and determines it is worthwhile to live a kind and upright life.

#7:  Finding Gratitude in Grief by Mindy Haas

The biggest event for me in 2017 was losing my younger brother. In this blog, I share how I am processing that grief.

#8: A New Resolve to Not Resolve by Mindy Haas

Written at the beginning of 2017, this blog is still relevant for me in 2018!

#9: The No Make-Up Day by Kathryn Lerro

It can be difficult coming to terms with growing older, but Kathryn explores how a new perspective helped her gain acceptance.

#10: The Girls Next Door by Kathryn Lerro

Who doesn’t want a Ginny and Dolores in their lives?  I loved hearing about Kathryn’s aunts and how they influence her life!

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About Kathryn

Kathryn Lerro

Hi, I’m Kathryn Lerro, mother of two lovely daughters, wife of one fine man.

After 24 years of wandering (thanks to my husband’s Air Force career), we are back home on the East Coast. We currently live in Philadelphia where I enjoy writing, taking long walks, decorating my front window in South Philly tradition, talking to interesting people and eating great food.

As I’ve met people on my travels I’ve become keenly aware that most of us could use a healthy dose of encouragement. It is for this reason that I try to weave a message of hope into everything I write.

About Mindy

Mindy Haas

Hi, I am Melinda Haas, but you can call me Mindy.   A true introvert, I delight in solitude with a good book or a movie.  I like dabbling in nature photography while taking rigorous hikes.  I adore my husband who is a ton of fun.  He shares my wanderlust as well as my appetite for Indian and Thai food.  Very often, you’ll find us dancing to Cumbia in the kitchen while we make dinner.   We also love road tripping and exploring new places. (New England is our new favorite!)

Through my writing, I want to encourage and embolden others to push past the limits they place on themselves.  I want to help people see that they can accomplish more than they think they were capable of.


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