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How Do You Process Grief?

Sometimes you have to take a step back from everything you’re doing and take a long, hard look at the way you live your life. Sometimes this is the result of something amazing happening; one of those instinctual OH MY GOSH I AM SO LUCKY moments that fills our hearts with pure joy and gratitude….

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I Believe in the Power of Being Nice

About a year ago, I cut all ties with one of my oldest and dearest friends. As the background story is long, I’ll give you the cliff notes version: she was romantically involved with a family member for many years, and left her fiance for that family member. When that relationship ended, I remained friends…

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The Day My Boobs Betrayed Me

I’ve been living by the motto “you only live once” for quite a while now. I’ve dealt with my fair share of deaths in the family, and when Angeline’s father died five years ago, it was a tipping point for me. Life is short. So Chris and I saved every penny we could, we paid…

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It Always Seems Impossible…

I just did something crazy. I purchased a ticket to the TBEX Dublin travel bloggers conference. I did it. I am going. I don’t know if anyone will be going with me, I don’t know if I will know anyone when I get there… But I am going. To Ireland. I have decided that 2013…

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My First OHMYGOD Moment as a Mom

Being a parent can be terrifying. Aside from the every day challenges that raising a child brings, we sometimes encounter situations where everything is completely out of our control. I had my first OH MY GOD WHAT AM I GOING TO DO? moment last week…when Angeline called me to tell me that there had been…

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5 Small Steps to Living a Healthier Life in 2013

With the dropping of the ball in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, people around the country began making their resolutions for 2013. While many were resolving to join a gym, I didn’t have any resolutions for 2013. Why? Because I got a head start on making changes to live a healthier life in 2013…

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