Originally posted 2016-01-16 08:00:03. With New Years comes resolutions, at least that is what I hear.  What a crock of excrement. What doofus thought that it would be a great idea, to make goals just because the calendar restarted, big whoop.  Well regardless of how bad of an idea I think resolutions are, I decided…

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Originally posted 2016-01-07 12:00:30. Here ya go, you can thank me for this later! This ends up like a mousse/ice cream type yum that is totally diet approved! Great way to have something sweet and not derail everything! Ingredients: 1 C of coconut cream (loosely) 1 tsp maple syrup/honey 2 Tbsp Cocoa Generally I keep…

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Originally posted 2015-11-16 17:22:51. If we’re friends on Facebook, you’ll probably already know where I stand step-wise. Same applies if you follow me on Instagram and/or Twitter. #shamelessplugpixie If not, you’re going to have to wait to find out if I hit my 500,000 steps by day 50 or not. TUT, TUT, TUT!!! You get…

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Originally posted 2015-10-14 05:00:13. This has been a fun week for me. On Monday, SP and I went to the National Museum of the American Indian after a delightful lunch with the hubs. It’s free, and part of the Smithsonian collection. Twice, SP and I were told by security to quiet down in there. Although…

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Originally posted 2015-10-08 12:45:02. It’s official! We are well underway into fall, and pumpkin season! It seems like pumpkin everything is coming out! Some of it looks really tasty and other stuff, well… not so much! Since we have been on our smoothie kicks, we’ve gotten pretty tired of the same old strawberry routine.  We…

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Trolls of the Internet – these people are easily spotted but are not only within a particular demographic, can be in any culture, race, age, gender identification, economic position, belief structure, education level; you name it, a troll can fit into that category. They fall into one of four main categories:
The Seemingly Harmless Troll, The…

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Internet Trolls. How do we identify them? How do we spot them in action? How do we avoid the pitfalls, and how do we circumnavigate around these feral beings? Are you one? Chances are, we’ve all made a “one off” kind of vague post, or commented on a thread, knowing that we’re likely going to…

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It is so easy to get caught up in the social media storms. Politics, “hot button” topics, and even dirty snarky cyberbullying can begin to change what you see online. Without getting too heavy into the technical side of things, there are ways all of the websites you use will be able to customise your…

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Avoid drama and negativity. Be kind. In the Geeky Creative Journey (or aka Geeks Get Creative), I have issued different mini challenges. One such particular one – in which they are all cumulative and must remain once they are in practice – is to start with a day, and then a week, and from then…

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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 be a trip to…

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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 few facts (<< not…

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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 time), doing a lot…

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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 just on my front…

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