My greatest memory

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Summer 2005, spent in Tortola, was the best summer of my life. It undoubtedly changed and shaped me into the person I am today, as it was a summer of personal growth and discovery. I left VISIONS with more insight into who I am and what is most important to…

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Time is precious

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Goodbyes are the worst, right? My dad visited me in Buffalo last weekend and it while it was wonderful, it went by all too quickly. It seems like every time I have a visitor, the weekend ends just a few short moments after it starts. Living in Buffalo, and having…

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Tips from TIME

Tips from TIME

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I’ve been reading a lot of articles in TIME recently and happened to stumble across a few¬† that I felt were worth sharing. The first article I read detailed 10 things to do to improve your life. I share them with the hope of inspiring you to make simple, healthy…

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Be the difference

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“You got to make the decision to be the one difference in your life and turn it around.” – Angel Haze No lyrical line has ever resonated as strongly with me. It seems that I found Angel Haze at exactly the right time, as I have been growing tired of…

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Ice-inspired insights

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The virality of the Ice Bucket Challenge has me thinking about the tremendous and influential role that social media plays in our lives. I’m a big fan of this campaign, as it combines two of the things I love the most: social media and giving. It’s been incredible to see…

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Unhealthy changes everything

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When you’re unhealthy, you’re completely out of commission. On July 21, after three days of experiencing the most excruciating stomach pain I’ve ever had, I was rushed to Buffalo General’s emergency room by my doctor. When I got to the emergency room, my mind immediately jumped to the worst case…

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Curve balls

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Life throws us curve balls when we least expect it. Just when we think we have everything figured out, we get dealt a big dose of reality to remind us that life isn’t easy. A lot of shit happens that we can’t control or change. As much as you plan,…

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Work less, do more

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I read a great article in Forbes the other week which provided 10 tips to work less and accomplish more. While I didn’t find all of the tips to be helpful, there were a number that I felt strongly about. I share this with the hopes of making myself and…

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The simple life

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I spent the last week with family at a cabin on Loon Lake in the Adirondacks. Our cabin had no internet access or cell service, and the shortest drive to get a bar on your cell phone was about 25 minutes away. It was the first time (since starting my…

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Life is precious

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I feel strongly about making the most of every single day. We only have one opportunity on this beautiful planet, so we’d better make it count. We’re often reminded of how fragile and cruel life can be, which is why I feel strongly that when you have a good day,…

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