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Understanding how selfish I was for helping him.

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When we were growing up, most of us were taught to help others, take care of our siblings, be the teacher’s helper, But for some of us, myself included. We have taken it too far and it is time to stop doing for others.

Now don’t get me wrong. I…


Finding peace in our crazy all-consuming lives.

Image of the lotus flower which symbolizes purity, rebirth, and regeneration.
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Our souls are crying out. We are a society of constant motion and life bombards our minds and our bodies. Our soul is beat down.

We need peace. But where? How do we find such elusiveness in the crazy world?

The soul will heal itself when we allow both body…


And Why It Is Vital to a Healthy Relationship

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The worst thing you can do is “need” someone in your life.

Do you remember your last lousy breakup? If you were the one who was being dumped, did it hurt? Sure. Did you feel lost? Of course. …


What is this world coming to?

Warning: The answer is disturbing.

Young man waving an American flag in an old decaying empty theatre.
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Disclaimer: This is not a representation of the flag mentioned in this article due to copyright infringement.

Have you seen a similar flag hanging on your neighbor’s property, black with black embroidered stars? I hope not, but chances are if you haven’t, you soon will, depending on where you live…


Sometimes it’s the little things that do the trick.

Partial view of a scantily clad woman holding a stemless glass of wine
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Have you ever had one of those days where you couldn’t wait to get home, pour a glass of wine, and unwind with a favorite book?

If you are anything like me, those times are a rare commodity, and when the timing is right, nothing, and I mean nothing, is…


10 Essential Things

Call me crazy but I do not shy away from a challenge, even one as unique as this one.

Woman looking over valley at sunrise holding stick in the air displaying an emotion of strength and conviction.
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Life is full of so many things cluttering up our homes, desk, and lives and I believe it is healing to take a few minutes every once in a while and take stock of what surrounds us. Does this make me a better human? Does this bring value to my…


Hint: it is not just the caffeine

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Coffee-infused wine, beer, lattes, and ice coffees are just some of the ways consumers are enjoying their daily cup of java. As coffee gains in popularity, so does our consumption of its prized component, caffeine.

Caffeine has long been regarded as a stimulant for both the body and the mind.


Summer temps got you all hot and bothered, and not in a good way? You are not alone.

sun shining in bright blue sky with a thermometer reading very high temperatures.
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Hundreds of people across North America have died from the heat since early June. As temperatures continue to soar to record-breaking heights, people are filling ER’s with heat-related injuries.

According to The Mayo Clinic, heatstroke is caused by your body overheating, usually due to prolonged exposure to or physical exertion…

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