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Three Ways to Change your Life like I Did by Abby

      It was my first year of teaching, and I stood in my classroom the first day after winter break. The teacher from one door over popped her head in and asked how my break was. I opened my mouth to tell her about the glory of family time and the magic of the holiday itself, when much to my surprise, I began to sob instead. As tears rolled down my face and words refused to make their way out of my mouth, I thought to myself What is happening here? How did I get to this point? Myriad events can lead us to junctures like these in our careers - the moment we simply cannot take anything...

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Wedding Day Ready by Kara

    "Wedding Day Ready"   The day was finally here. I had my dress, my fiance, friends and family all sitting, waiting patiently for me to walk down the aisle to meet my groom. I had been planning for this day for over a year and I couldn’t believe that it was finally coming together and that in a matter of 30 minutes, I would become Mrs. Kara Weaver. I felt beautiful - which was a very rare thing for me to experience about myself. I’ve always struggled with how I looked, how much I weighed and how others saw me. As a *slight* perfectionist, watching my stomach become rounder, my thighs more jiggly and my butt a little...

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Why I'll NEVER Diet Again

      You read that right...N E V E R. I do realize that I am a pretty small person overall, but just because I'm a size 2/4 doesn't mean that I haven't suffered immensely when it comes to my body. I recently did my first LIVE video on my eating disorder past, why I think it happened, and how the addiction changed from one thing to another. For a long time I was allowing myself to starve because I wanted attention as a teenage girl who was lost and always messing up. I was grounded my entire four years of high school. And I was just looking for a way out, so I began eating less and less....

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In the Ingredients by Lauren Dailey

    Hi! I’m Lauren Dailey and this is my family. We live in Alabama, where my husband is a high-school band director and I am a stay-at-home mom & holistic educator. We’re busy, but our life-experiences and education provide us with tools to help others, and we’re passionate about sharing that. I’m so excited to have the opportunity to share a little bit of our journey with you! So, my professional background is in food. I’m a certified chef out of Johnson & Wales University (where I met Brandy!) and I previously worked in kitchens and catering. Attention to ingredients and detail has always been a priority to me and I absolutely love learning everything I can about the...

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5 Easy Peezy Swaps for a Healthier Lifestyle

    It's the start of yet another work week and I have a to-do list a mile high. Even though it happens every week, my list just seems to grow and grow. Perhaps because I keep adding things to my plate, but it makes me happy to have a long to-do list, as odd as that sounds. If you're thankful for the work you have, your perspective on life will change so much. Since making my health a huge priority, I thought sharing a few tips would help someone else.  5 Easy Peezy Swaps for a Healthier Lifestyle: Tip 1: Drink a gallon of water a day. I know this seems hard but it's not. I've been drinking a...

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