Originally posted 2017-03-27 14:30:07. We throw away way too much food. There are three simple reasons for this: One, when we’re at the store, we impulse purchase things that we know we have no actual desire to use, but for whatever reason, our brains tell us that we HAVE to have that particular item. Two,…

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Originally posted 2017-03-24 14:30:08. How does shutting off tech (computer, laptop, television, etc.) even ten minutes before bed help? Simple: Your brain has the time and ability to shut out the rest of the world, to begin to prepare for your sleep cycle. This has been tested, peer reviewed and acknowledged as fact. You need…

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Originally posted 2017-03-20 14:30:22. For budgeting to work effectively, there MUST be an open dialogue of what is working and what is needing improvement. Like we mentioned last week, setting aside chore moneys for the actual reward/vacation is crucial to feeling like there is actual value in the work done. It doesn’t ever have to…

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Originally posted 2017-03-17 14:30:56. This might seem like a simple one at first, but there are a lot of correlations between consistent sleep and how that affects and effects you in your waking life. This is no mere statement, and there have been conclusively peer reviewed and globally accepted points about this. Here are a…

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Originally posted 2017-03-15 13:30:23. Maybe you know how to stack butter bricks. Perhaps you know how to package butter. Or make butter in the blender with super yummy herbs and seasonings. Or even the whole process from raising a cow, milking her, processing, separating, churning, etc. The fine art of story telling seems to be…

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Originally posted 2017-03-13 14:30:27. Let’s face it: vacuuming SUCKS. Dusting? Puhhhllllease! And don’t even get me started on folding fitted sheets. Just as much as we [yes, I do realise there is a small finite minuscule collection of humans which do in fact “enjoy” those tasks – I am calling you out, washing dishes lover!…

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Originally posted 2017-03-10 14:30:59. Some days, our bodies have a mind of their own it seems, right? For those of us who live with crippling chronic illnesses (mine tend to be in the form of bad back issues, carpal tunnel in both arms/wrists, and migraines that knock me on my ass for WEEKS at a…

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Originally posted 2017-03-08 14:30:17. Creativity can be something that gets us through the hard times, sees us through those rough patches in life, and gives us definition and meaning in our otherwise rather sedate lives. Wait, who has a sedate life these days? How many browser tabs do you currently have open? Are you only…

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Originally posted 2017-03-03 14:30:28. These healthy challenges aren’t going to be focusing on hitting the gym, counting calories, or doing anything that you aren’t comfortable with – within reason. I’m an agoraphobe by nature – many of us writers are to some degree – but every day, I try to get outside, even if it’s…

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Originally posted 2017-02-23 17:00:11. It has to be better tomorrow. Often, we are quick to assume that someone (especially in the cold, impersonal world of writing online) “means” one thing, but they don’t intone it with any flavour at all. I’ll give you a for instance. There is a Bach particular piece – it’s a…

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Originally posted 2017-02-21 17:00:32. Let’s face it; having to worry about money sucks. We’re not going spout statistics or scold you for how you have spent your money. We’re not your mom, nor your 11th grade Statistical Analysis teacher. We we can do is offer a load of different “this worked for me” suggestions and…

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Originally posted 2017-02-16 17:00:10. They say that the best things in life are free. They also say the best things in life aren’t “things”, but moments captured in time. “They” have a lot to say about a lot of things apparently. My six little things that make my day better vary from second to day,…

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Originally posted 2017-02-16 12:00:20. We’ve taken more photos in the last year than have ever been captured in two hundred years. In fact, we just passed the anniversary of the first photograph recorded. Sure, there have always been societies dating back tens of thousands of years that have used and utilised the ability of impressions…

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Originally posted 2017-02-15 17:00:36. Sometimes, we’re so caught up in the mælstrom of life that we don’t see the beauty around us because it is spinning so fast and we can’t slow down. Sometimes, life is in a slow-motion view, and you’re watching everything play out in a way you see clearer than anything, but…

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Originally posted 2017-02-04 20:00:26. Suck it up, Buttercup. This isn’t always the best advice.   Accept and acknowledge life isn’t always fantastic. This is more realistic. The reality is, we don’t get to choose all of the events that unfold in our lives. Somedays we are enjoying how well everything seems to finally be working…

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