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2014 In Review! What I Accomplished Without Goals

2014 In Review! What I Accomplished Without Goals

I feel like I did a bit of a life review in November when I turned 30, and now I am reflecting over the year. It’s been  while since I’ve done a new year’s type post thing, but it has been  big year! And I have a lot to be thankful for. (I know: blah blah blah yada yada yada. But I’m going to keep writing anyway). I usually don’t do New Year’s resolutions because I change my mind a lot…

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30th Birthday Blog – Thankful and Not Quitting Stuff

30th Birthday Blog – Thankful and Not Quitting Stuff

Hellooooooo! I turned 30. I thought it wasn’t going to be a huge deal, but then it kind of was. Over the last few months, I’ve been feeling restless, so I’ve been doing a lot of journaling about what I want. I went to a therapist for a few months to try to figure out feelings, and then I saw a friend of mine who is a life coach. I even went to see an astrologist. While I found some…

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Commentary On: “You Are Not ‘Running Late.’ You are Rude and Selfish”

Commentary On: “You Are Not ‘Running Late.’ You are Rude and Selfish”

Wow…I really like this. Before you get offended, read the article for the gems… {Read the article here} Excerpt: In recent years it seems that a meeting set to start at 9 am, for some people means in the general vicinity of any time which starts with the numeral ‘9’. Like 9.30 for example. People drift in at 9.10 or 9.20, or even later. And they smile warmly at the waiting group, as they unwrap their bacon sandwich, apparently totally…

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Fruit, Religion and Cult Mentality | An Unusual Personal Story

Fruit, Religion and Cult Mentality | An Unusual Personal Story

By: Alison Reeves As many of you know, last year I ate almost completely raw for a full month, and then 2 raw meals a day for the next 2 months after that. All in all, for about 18 months, I ate two or more raw meals a day on weekdays. I was vegan for a bit, and the rest of the time I was pescetarian (I ate no animal products except occasional fish). Why And How I Became Involved in…

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Sorry I’m Not Sorry: A Critique of SCOTUS, Hobby Lobby and Mainstream Christianity

Sorry I’m Not Sorry: A Critique of SCOTUS, Hobby Lobby and Mainstream Christianity

By: Kevin Mack My turn. I’m sorry I’m not sorry. I just couldn’t hold back anymore. This impacts of the SCOTUS decision are yet to be seen, but even before thinking about those, the issue itself is composed of 12 issues (that I can see): gender discrimination, the education system, the health care system, insurance costs, separation of church and state, income inequality, the working poor, plutocracy, religious freedom, corporate greed, corporate entity, and the (corrupted) judicial system (and appointee process)….

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Sustainable Self-Esteem and A Few “Quick Fixes”

Sustainable Self-Esteem and A Few “Quick Fixes”

By Courtney Howell  While researching ways to increase confidence and self-esteem I ran across a few different articles that at first really blew me away. They suggested ways to increase self-esteem that seemed really ultimately counterproductive if done individually for people who really need an overhaul in this area.  I’ll give some background here before jumping into everything. Being raised in a dysfunctional family heavily affected by alcoholism, I didn’t have much of a shot to initially develop self-esteem. Quite…

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Living a Life of Gratitude

Living a Life of Gratitude

Written By: Vanessa Cassani Sometimes the weight of the world can really bring us down. We are constantly pressured to be the best and have the best of everything. This is something I struggle with constantly, pushing myself for perfection and overworking myself to attain an unreachable definition of success that was expected by my parents, society and especially from myself. Why has this become such an issue in today’s world? We often go through life working to build an…

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Raw Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

Raw Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

I’ve had a few requests for this on Facebook, so I thought I’d post it here for a permanent link. For the record, I am not a proponent of low carb diets. That is a discussion for another post. (But look at all the LONG TERM thought leaders for the low carb diets: what do they look like? Look at the LONG TERM high carb vegans: what do they look like? I’m just sayin’.) Having said that, this meal is…

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Don’t Miss These Messages From Numbers

Don’t Miss These Messages From Numbers

Have you ever seen 11:11 on the clock seemingly on a regular basis and wondered why? The Significance of 11:11 My journey with angel numbers started with this experience. I continued to wonder what it meant and one day I went to a workshop on consciousness at Centerpoint in Houston. The leader said when she was a child everyone thought she was crazy because she thought angels were communicating with her. She said she continued to see flashes of 11:11…

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Sometimes a Stitch in Time Really Does Save Nine…

Sometimes a Stitch in Time Really Does Save Nine…

By Loni Chambers Capshew Oh, not to worry! I don’t pretend to hold all of life’s greatest truths in a Dixie cup, but a lifetime of teaching adolescents and raising three of my own to adulthood has taught me a thing or two about basic human nature, and the funny thing is that I’d say 80 per cent of them are probably based on little truisms expressed by my parents when I was still wet behind the ears myself. Sheesh….

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