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June 18, 2013

13 Things I’ve Learned From Living in Florida

I can't believe that it was 10 months ago that I packed up all my belongings and shoved them into the back of my Mitsubishi. We left Delaware in the middle of the night, bound for sunny skies and palm trees. We didn't know what the future held, but there was excitement mixed in with the tears. And now here I am, sitting with a cold drink as the hot Florida sun beats down. 10…
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June 13, 2013

12 Mantras to Brighten Your Day

Sometimes, when the day is rough, all you need is a great mantra to repeat to brighten your mood. Here are some of my favorites: (Tip: the elephant one is the Hindu God, Ganesh. He is known as the remover of obstacles. If you are going through something tough, repeat this mantra throughout the day and for several days).
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June 12, 2013

You Gotta Fight For Your Right…To Marry!

It began like something out of a Hollywood movie; two young lovers caught in the passions of forbidden love run away to get married only to be met with hostility when they return. Were it not for this couple, the young star-crossed lovers with a twinkle in their eyes, many marriages in the U.S. would not be recognized today. Mildred and Richard Loving. Richard Loving, a Caucasian male and Mildred Jeter, an African American woman…
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June 11, 2013

What If We Already Know?

Today I had a sense of déjà vu. I was sitting at work, talking to my coworker- someone I just met- when it hit me. Wow. I've done this before. I remembered that desk and that chair. And what my coworker was saying. And the way she was saying it. I remembered it all. It got me thinking about the soul and an idea planted in my head many years ago in Philosophy 110 at…
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June 6, 2013

10 Practical Ways To Find Your Happy

So often people go through their entire lives searching for happiness. It's funny because happiness is so totally abstract. It's like a Salvador Dali seen for the first time by a middle school student in art class. Happiness is like a symphony heard for the very first time. Or a string of stars spread across the sky. But what's most important is that happiness is real and tangible. It's something you don't have to seek…
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