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  • I woke up last night at 3:14 a.m. to my cat’s meow. He wanted a snack. When I laid back down, my mind started spinning with all types of thoughts. I was about to type “worries’ instead of “thoughts,” but I wouldn’t really say I’m worried as much as perplexed and anxious about unknowns. Coronavirus… [Continue Reading]

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  • If wild blueberries aren’t part of your eating regimen, what are you waiting for? One way to battle the woes of the world and the stresses of life is to eat healthy and take care of one’s body. I love a delicious, nutritious smoothie, especially those that are easy to whip up in a few… [Continue Reading]

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  • Intentionally naming 10 things that made me smile during a month’s time is something that keeps me forging ahead. It’s easy to get bogged down in the negative woes of the world and our own personal narratives, but each month as I scroll through the photos of my phone, I find plenty for which I… [Continue Reading]

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