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May 30, 2012

Avocado and Quinoa Mac N Cheese

Today's recipe comes courtesy of Two Peas and Their Pod. But of course I had to give it a unique Sookton spin. Avocados! I am so obsessed with them.This recipe was satisfying and oh so delicious! Perfect for summer dinners. Your Ingredients: 10 ounces rotelle quinoa pasta 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 avocados, peeled and pitted 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro Salt and pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons butter/margarine 2…
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May 25, 2012

Get Back to Where You Once Belonged

Sometimes we get comfortable in our ruts. It's a rut. It's warm, it's easy, it requires the least effort. So we sit there, we take the abuse, we feel our bodies grow tired, but worst of all we feel our spark start to fade. Our minds are growing weak. We just throw our hands up and say, "well I will just take it." No. You don't have to just take it. It might be comfortable…
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May 23, 2012

The Exam

Tests. I suck at them. Exams I generally get overly anxious, the room might squeeze in around me and my palms will probably start to sweat. Eventually I will forget to breathe and then all I hear is my heart beat. The exam or test is just staring me down. Challenging me. I will start tapping the pencil like a woodpecker against the desk. With my heart beat increasing I now start to wonder if…
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May 8, 2012

The Medicalization of Depression or How I Found a Window

Depression is not a furry blue blanket. It's not a cute cartoon or a lady with an adorable puppy running through a field of grass. Pharmaceutical companies have wrapped up the word "depression" into a pretty pink bow. Depression is big business. These companies have made depression into an enterprise. With flashy advertising, shifting and changing chemical ingredients, and manipulated doctors, the pharmaceutical companies are loving the word "depression" right now. They are praying on…
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