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Food for Thought

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I saw this entertaining video over the weekend about unplugging from our cell phones and reengaging with life. It's definitely worth the three-minute watch...

Heart Swells

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This week went by so fast that it seemed like it barely started before it was over. It contained some of the best moments of the entire year, and I'm thankful for the opportunities that left me so sweetly exhausted. After a whirlwind few days, I'm looking forward to long, lazy days of recuperating this weekend. [...]


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Have you seen this powerful video? 29-year-old Brittany Maynard was diagnosed with stage 4 Glioblastoma multiforme, one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer. After discussing the course her life would take with several physicians -- now limited to a prognosis of six months -- she made the choice to relocate with her family [...]

On Getting Life Right

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I recently came across Anna Quindlen's Commencement Address at Villanova University, and just had to share. Isn't she spot on in this passage? So I suppose the best piece of advice I could give anyone is pretty simple: get a life. A real life, not a manic pursuit of the next promotion, the bigger paycheck, [...]

Best Toast Combos

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Admittedly, toast is one of those foods I could eat for every single meal of the day when just cooking for myself. With the right combo, it's one of those bang-for-your-buck meals: super filling and nutrient-dense for how many calories it is. While my all-time favorite combo is a simple poached egg on whole grain [...]

Gold Accents

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I love a good gold necklace or bracelet, but I also love the look it gives to interior design. A basic home decor instantly comes off a little more sophisticated, polished and modern with just a touch of gold. Here are a few rooms that pull off the gold sheen in small and big ways... [...]

Heart Swells

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These wrap-ups always 1) make me surprised and thankful for how much life can be packed into just a few days and 2) show me what lessons can be taken forward into future weeks. This week, I was reminded how we have a *choice* in the people we surround ourselves with, and how drastic the [...]

Seattle Tourist Activity: Ride the Ducks

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When you visit Seattle, it’s pretty much impossible not to run into the Seattle Ducks at some point in your journey. Not only do they take up about a lane and a half on the roadways, but legitimately every passenger I’ve ever seen on them appears to be having the time of their life. The [...]

The Secret of Success

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I've been thinking about this quote by author John Maxwell since the first time I stumbled across it a few months ago: You'll never change your life until you change something you do daily... The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. If there's anything I've come to appreciate this year, it's [...]