“Mommy, we are done sleeping!” I hear these words coming from the top of the stairs. After slow movements and a long stretch, I wake up and groggily shuffle into the kitchen to turn the kettle on. It’s always too early, so I beg the […]
The more you plan, the freer you will be. What a strange concept right? I value freedom and spontaneity. The idea of creating and sticking to plans makes me cringe. But I recently decided to give the planning thing a try, and let me tell […]
I remember sitting with a friend in my home a few years back. It was a nice day, so we were using my screen door to feel the breeze. This door was the thinnest, lowest-quality barrier between the indoors and the outdoors that you could […]
Welcome! I’m Amanda Foust, a professional writer and certified life coach. I’m so glad you’re here! At Downs Ups & Teacups, I combine my writing and coaching professions — cultivating self-discovery through the use of storytelling. Relationships, collaboration, and the sharing of stories are life-giving. The tears cried, bubbling laughter, and genuine connection that occurs around the teacup is treasured. Life isn’t always glamorous, so it’s important to talk about the hard things–the downs– alongside the celebrations–the ups.
Downs, Ups, & Teacups is a creative place to empower and encourage. Please engage and participate on this page! My hope is for this to be a community where we grow together and a place that provides a positive environment to come and stay awhile. You are welcome here!
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