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"Haters Are Gonna Hate" - Taylor Swift ft. Teresa Giudice

This is my everything.


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Three horoscopes I read this week (don’t ask) said I should travel so I naturally took that a sign and booked a Labor Day trip to hang with my girls Tara and Gretchen in Philly.  
Spending a weekend with people who have been constants in your life for almost 18 years is the best remedy when you need love and fullness most.      

Three horoscopes I read this week (don’t ask) said I should travel so I naturally took that a sign and booked a Labor Day trip to hang with my girls Tara and Gretchen in Philly.  

Spending a weekend with people who have been constants in your life for almost 18 years is the best remedy when you need love and fullness most.      


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We hope you Lefties are celebrating today.

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Happy Left Handers’ Day!

NPR’s reporting on left-handedness covers two main topics: the causes of left-handedness and successful people who are left-handed (mostly presidents and baseball pitchers).

This story, from a special series, Science Outside of the Box, takes an…

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If you let people work you to death, they will.

How To Disconnect From Work Without Everyone Freaking Out (via fastcompany)

For years I thought making myself accessible 24/7 was the way to get ahead.  I woke up at 5:30 a.m., responded to emails as quick as possible, got ready for work, left my house at 6:30, was working at my desk by 7:30, home at 6:30, worked to 10.  Rinse and repeat.  Since my vacation in July, I have shut-off email from my phone and use the evening to relax.  This down time has helped my creativity and focus.  My boss was surprisingly supportive and has decided to also disconnect at night.  Setting boundaries is a necessary sanity (and battery) saver.  


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Is wasabi the Spanish word for hot?
I shared some wasabi peas with a lovely co-worker who has a very limited palate (I introduced him to hummus and he now eats it every day). I’m horrible because this question had me in tears for at least five minutes. 

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This weekend was packed with activity, and the fun kept my heart full. I spent Friday with old and new friends celebrating the birthday of one of my favorite people at the Cubs game. All photographic evidence was deleted that night: nothing good comes from lots of beer + sun + rooftop dance party. I rallied on Saturday morning to help my sister so she could go back-to-school shopping. Luke taught himself the selfie stare, and I’m heartbroken he’s growing up so fast. I visited my cousin and his new baby girl. My heart broke again; I love experiencing the joy and innocence of children and it’s been really overwhelming for me lately. The night ended at a coworker’s party that was more fun than expected. I was back at Wrigley on Sunday to take the older nephews on a special day out before they head back to school, and we had an amazing day. It’s hard to accept summer is almost in rear view.


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Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
Lao Tzu (via purplebuddhaproject)

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How Successful People Stay Calm

The past few months have not been great personally, and at times I’ve let stress and anxiety slowly creep in and quickly overtake my emotions.  I have tried to manage separate emotional spheres - personal and professional - but unfortunately there has been overlap at times.  Inspired by my friend a-flash-in-the-pan, I’ve been focusing on breathing and altering my perspective to an appreciative state that focuses on positive.  I’ve also slowly reached out to my support network, which has helped dissipate some of my anxiety.  This article is a great reminder of the big and little things we can do to maintain calm.  Go be stress free! 


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I went to my first Pure Barre class yesterday and loved it.  Shaking muscles, sweat and flexibility - it was all good. The only downside: I was one of maybe three other people who was not a 90-pound 19-year-old Northwestern student.  Today I went to my whole body class and just finished a 3-mile run. The physical work feels great.

I went to my first Pure Barre class yesterday and loved it. Shaking muscles, sweat and flexibility - it was all good. The only downside: I was one of maybe three other people who was not a 90-pound 19-year-old Northwestern student.

Today I went to my whole body class and just finished a 3-mile run.

The physical work feels great.

(Source: thelovenotebook)


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