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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One year ago

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One year ago today, I found out that my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and my life changed. My main priority at that point in my life, advancing my career, fell by the wayside and felt insignificant when faced with the news that my mother was sick. My immediate…

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Seasons of love

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My great aunt, who is 82 years old, married her partner of 54 years this weekend. When I first heard word of the plans, I immediately started crying tears of joy. I couldn’t believe that after 54 years together, they finally decided that they wanted to get married. My tears…

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Do the work; make a routine

Do the work; make a routine

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Our daily routine has an enormous influence over our attitude and, I believe, sense of satisfaction with our life. I also believe that, given our differences, everyone has a routine that works best for them. For me, finding time to blog, Skype with family, exercise, read, visit with friends, take…

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We’re resilient

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My friends and family have gone through the emotional ringer lately. Someone I know or love has passed away every month since the start of the new year, and 2013 wasn’t necessarily much better. There were times throughout the past year when I acted like the life of my own…

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You chart your day

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Last week I had a bad day. It was just one of those craptastic days where everything feels bad; your body, your outfit, your hair, your attitude…even your actions. Throughout the day, my self-talk was negative. I accomplished a task at work, only to tell myself I could have done…

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Cold temps, warm hearts

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There’s something special about living in a city that’s freezing cold, dark, and covered with snow for almost half of the year. Not only do you become hardened to the cold, making every other place on earth feel tropical, but you find amazingly creative ways to stay warm. I think…

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Throw away the bad

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If there’s one thing I’ve come to realize lately, it’s that life is unpredictable. One second, one curve ball, could turn the best day you’ve ever had into the worst. Sometimes the curve balls that are thrown our way are so big that they knock us off our feet. Sometimes…

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Milk life

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If you didn’t already know through all of the buzz in the media, the “Got Milk?” campaign is done and has been replaced with a new slogan: “Milk Life”. The goal of the campaign is to emphasize milk’s nutritional benefits – specifically protein. While this Ad Age article does a…

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One door closes

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They say that when one door closes, another one opens. Well, that has never felt more true. While I was sad to get let go from The News, I made the decision early on to flip my perspective and look at it as a blessing in disguise. Once I did,…

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