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Lindsay Henry
Lindsay Henry is an editor and contributor for online magazines Libero Network and beutiful. She hails from St. Charles, Michigan, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree in Interpersonal Communication and a Master of Arts degree in Communication from Central Michigan University. Currently working in communications, Lindsay's passions include writing and helping teen girls with relationship-related issues. Follow Lindsay on Twitter at @Lindsay_Henry or check out her blog, Tales of a Twenty Something, at

Entries by Lindsay Henry

The Downside of Our Highlight Reel

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2014 | 1:30 PM

Today is the last day in the year 2014.

It is 10 a.m. and I am alone in a suburban house I share with a roommate. She's gone on a tropical vacation with her family. I am on my bed with a neon pink sweatshirt, old teal sweatpants, bed...

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I'm Done Giving Myself Brownie Points... I'll Just Eat the Brownie

(1) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 11:22 AM

For years and years, I've subconsciously lived my life based on a point system. I've kept a running tab -- a hidden error log file -- where I've silently collected points like a mathematician. I've tallied and subtracted, multiplied and divided, constantly totaling these stupid points based on... oh, I...

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Age is Just a Number... Until we Make it More Than That

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 12:26 PM

This past week, I celebrated my birthday. I turned 27 this year, though my cake had one candle ("I don't want to set the smoke alarms off," my mom said).

Twenty-seven is a strange middle ground. It's the last age for several musicians who died, a weird-enough coincidence that the...

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The Little Black Dress

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 3:19 PM

I sit in a fish bowl. In my office. I work at a church, and I sit in a fish bowl of an office. My fish bowl of an office is the main office -- you know, the kind of office that has all the answers, like where to get...

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Maybe We Can (and Should) Go Home Again

(17) Comments | Posted June 17, 2014 | 1:03 PM

If you have ever been to St. Charles, Michigan, you know how small of a town it is. Not the smallest in the world, no, but definitely small. Smaller. Small-ish. It's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it-type of town, but not in a bad way; just a "these are the facts" kind of way....

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This Is What Lost Love Looks Like

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2014 | 2:22 PM

There are no tears shed like the ones dripping down your cheeks due to loss.

Unexpected loss. Uncertain loss. Loss that tricks you into thinking it is not true loss, that this -- this thing, this person, this whatever it is -- will come back to you.

No pillows are...

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Getting Through It: A New Church Service for Recovery

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2014 | 6:50 PM

They say the only way out is through. You've just got to get through it. This is something you have to go through. You hear the word "through" so much it needs to be "Through," capital T.

They don't always tell you what the through looks like, though.


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If the Bathroom Mirror Could Talk

(4) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 7:04 PM

It's another morning. I'm always the first one to see her.

The light floods the room as she flips on the switch. Here, these lights are my friends, though in other areas -- dressing rooms in particular -- their harshness can tell as many blunt lies as I do if...

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Sometimes You Have to Leave to Grow

(5) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 10:15 AM

It's hard growing up. But they don't tell you that when you're a teenager.

No, when you're 16, you tell them. You scream when you're grounded, you pout when you're sad, you try to get the last word, the last say, the last quip because you know more than your...

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Sick of the Selfie

(6) Comments | Posted January 7, 2014 | 2:01 PM

I am sitting with my boyfriend on a trailer pulled by a red tractor. The hayride is a popular attraction at the apple orchard, and this is a gorgeous fall day, all sky blues and red leaves and golden sunshine. A group of college girls clamor on board the trailer,...

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Why It Is OK to Make the Same Mistakes

(7) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 10:37 AM

I dropped a hot iron on the carpet once. In college. I was in grad school, a teaching assistant, and needed a wrinkle-free, button-down blouse to wear for the first day of class. I wanted to look crisp. Clean. Professional.

I set up the ironing board in the living...

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Plan (Un)Accordingly

(5) Comments | Posted January 3, 2014 | 12:23 PM

I fell in love with making plans when I was in the fifth grade. At the beginning of the school year, Mrs. K gave us planners with shiny covers and spiral binding. She required we write down our assignments daily, and she checked our planners weekly, signing her name with...

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