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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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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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How I Got Rich by Investing in the Iraqi Dinar

How I Got Rich by Investing in the Iraqi Dinar

By Melanie Masterson A few months ago I had a friend tell me about the Vietnamese Dong and how they were planning on changing it’s currency value to match America’s currency value. She said that if you went to a bank and exchanged $60 for 1mil Vietnamese Dong you would end up with 1mil American dollars. They were writing a new jurisdiction that week to change the value of the Dong to equal the value of the dollar. I went…

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How I Stopped Being So Grumpy

How I Stopped Being So Grumpy

I started working on my grumpiness a few months ago. Here is how I’m learning to stop being so grumpy. 🙂 Grumpy When I Disappoint Myself I admittedly have a problem with getting down or grumpy. Usually it happens when I am disappointed in myself, or when I think I should be different. And, more often than not, in the moment I will project what I am feeling and blame someone else. For example, at my last job there were…

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My Experience On The Other Side and Why #Standbywendy and #MarriageEquality Made Me Cry

My Experience On The Other Side and Why #Standbywendy and #MarriageEquality Made Me Cry

I am taking some new risks by writing this. No offense intended to anyone who has played a part in my life- just stating the facts as they happened. This post is about why #standbywendy and #marriageequality made me cry. Check out the links on the hashtags for more about what happened today. A few weeks ago, I had dinner with a gay friend I’d just met. He is involved in sex education and promoting equal rights through a non profit…

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My Hand

My Hand

“The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand as playing a poor hand well.” –H. T. Leslie When I think about that quote, I don’t think I have a “bad hand” necessarily, but I was dealt a set of cards in life that presents challenges. With the help of someone I trusted who saw my life clearly from the outside, I came to the realization three years ago that if I didn’t make some serious…

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