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All About Curly Hair! Care, Cut, Styling and Products

All About Curly Hair! Care, Cut, Styling and Products

I always get a lot of questions about my hair, and I LOVE talking about it, probably because I hated it for so long before learning to love it. It is my belief that your hair looks best when you style it the way it wants to be styled! And since learning how to take care of my curly hair, it has become very low maintenance. I still have bad hair days, but I’ve learned what to do to make…

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How to Stop Being Grumpy – Video!

How to Stop Being Grumpy – Video!

I wrote a post on my website a while ago called “How to Stop Being Grumpy” and it is one of the posts that comes up a lot for people in search queries (a lot to *me*, not a lot in general…) Read the original post here. So I decided to do a more detailed video on how to stop being grumpy 🙂 I experience two types of being grumpy – bursting into tears randomly, and being quietly angry and…

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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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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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Tools for Manifesting Change in Your Life

Tools for Manifesting Change in Your Life

There have been times in my life where I was not happy with the circumstances. Recently, I experienced a bout of unemployment. And prior to that, I was single for a long stretch. Sometimes I felt so powerless putting in effort to no avail. I brought in some ways to connect to The Universe to bring in the situations I desired and finally things started to move in a positive direction. When I was single and felt like I was…

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Learning Contentment As a Single Mom

Learning Contentment As a Single Mom

By: Kelly Elias  Contentment is something that I really struggle with as a single mom. Well, lets just lay it all out there… As a single mom, as a mother of two very energetic boys, as a full-time teacher and coach, as someone with papers to grade on my own time, as someone with limited income, as someone with dinners and lunches to make and laundry… Well, you get the picture. I’m a diner at a buffet who has filled…

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Vegan Chocolate Halloween Cookies

Vegan Chocolate Halloween Cookies

When choosing what yummy treat to eat for Halloween it is always best to go home made. Home made treats can be made with ingredients that nurture your body instead of destroy it. I know it seems like more work to make something than to just grab it off the shelf but it is so worth it in the long run. Or you could just become one of my lucky friends who gets spoiled by my healthy treats. I often…

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Listening To Your Gut

Listening To Your Gut

By: Melanie Masterson As my job search continues, I face many options for making money and sometimes I just have to listen to my gut. Some jobs may be right for some people, but not right for me. We are each blessed with specific talents through our life experiences and sometimes we need to search to find the job that fits our particular personality. I have been waiting to hear back from an interview a couple weeks ago and in…

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Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Here in Michigan in September it already starts to cool off. Days are in the 60’s while nights fall into the 40’s. It is almost like winter time in Texas. This cool weather brings about a desire for pumpkin flavored treats. So it is time to bring out one of my favorite recipes that I made up a long time ago, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. What’s great about this recipe is that you can feel good about what you are…

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Take Control of Your Life by Taking Control of Your Thoughts

Take Control of Your Life by Taking Control of Your Thoughts

By Courtney Howell This is my first time to contribute to this blog and I am honored and grateful to be able to participate! As this is my first blog here, I’d like to talk about an essential component of positive living: thinking habits! I’m choosing to blog about this topic first of all given its importance and impact on one’s life. I’ll first share my own experience, followed by some other thoughts and helpful tips. Growing up, I pretty…

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