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Archive for January 2013

What Dumbo Taught Me About Love-Hate Relationships

The other day, I was watching the classic Disney animated film, Dumbo. If you’re not familiar with the movie, it follows the story of a baby elephant with enormous ears. Amazingly, he’s able to fly with the help of a magic feather…but is it real or some kind of trick? I’m a huge Disney fan,…

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Do Over: How to Restart Your Day

It was one of those days. I had been struggling with a tech issue all morning…and I was getting nowhere fast. I like to think that I know my way around a computer, but sometimes I’m reminded of how little I really know. And the worst part is that I’m sure some 16-year-old nerd could…

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Let the Sunlight In

At the risk of offending dermatologists everywhere, I’m here to encourage you to go outside and soak up the sun. No, I’m not advocating burning yourself to a crisp like those folks on Jersey Shore! But we shouldn’t be deathly afraid of being in the sun either. Personally, I make it a habit to go…

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Essential Alignment: Why You Must Set Your Intention Every Day

Today I’m linking up with my friend Andrea at DreAm heART sMart ArT for her blog challenge. The prompt is “alignment.” There’s this idea out there that things just happen to us randomly. You don’t really have control over your life, and some things just happen for no reason. Some people call it fate…but I…

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Link Roundup: January 26, 2013

This is a picture of one of my favorite mugs. I picked it up during my last trip to Asheville in November. Yep, I only bought it because my name is on it. Do you ever do that? Is your name common enough that you can find it on things like those personalized key chains…

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Office Supply Heaven

Do you like gift cards? And what’s your favorite store to have a gift card for? Starbucks? Target? Best Buy? It might sound strange, but I LOVE getting gift cards for office supply stores! Office Depot, Office Max, Staples, Erin Condren, See Jane Work, Paper Source—it doesn’t matter. I always loved back-to-school shopping too because…

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The Girl Power Myth

About 7 years ago, I was heading out to lunch with 2 of my coworker friends when the conversation turned to popular music. As we climbed into my friend’s car she said, “You know, the Pussycat Dolls are just like the Spice Girls.” “Whoa, whoa, whoa!” I practically smacked her over the head with my…

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