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2017: What a year!

The end of my 2017 involved a lot of doctor visits. First because I couldn't move my shoulder without feeling excruciating pain, and then a few weeks later because of a headache so severe, I couldn't move my head. As I sat answering the doctor's question about the last time I'd had (insert name of… Continue reading 2017: What a year!

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Spicy Black Bean Soup

I've been making the Spicy Black Bean Soup for a few years now. Yummy on a cold day, just perfect for this past week in Chicago when winter made a comeback.

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When your former enemy becomes the friend you’ll never have

My older sister once slapped a girl in the face. No. Wait. Let me start over. My older sister once slapped my junior high classmate's sister in the face. I'm sure she's slapped others more than once. It happened on another floor of the school, but I found out about it mere minutes later as the word… Continue reading When your former enemy becomes the friend you’ll never have

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Gray hair and the purple shampoo

I'm back with a gray hair post. It's been a LONG time. I thought I'd never talk about this topic again, but here I am. So what's with gray hair and purple shampoos? First... Let me catch you up One of the reasons I dyed my hair after growing out the gray for 2.5 years… Continue reading Gray hair and the purple shampoo

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Goat Cheese-Mushroom Quesadillas with Chipotle Cream

I have to start with the disclaimer that my photo doesn't do it justice. I took that photo to show the spinach for the Pact app and forgot to take a good picture before I ate it. It was that good! This is a Weight Watchers recipe (they have a lot of good ones, including their… Continue reading Goat Cheese-Mushroom Quesadillas with Chipotle Cream

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In celebration of gap-toothed smiles

Last summer at work we had a few days that consisted of assisting a lot of people in line and as I looked at each line of people, I fixated on their smiles, particularly those that were gap-toothed. How beautiful! That was the thought in my mind each gap-toothed smile I saw and each time, the… Continue reading In celebration of gap-toothed smiles

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“Your Temporary Circumstances Don’t Have to Become Your Permanent Identity”

One of my favorite things to do when my mind isn't feeling well is watch videos on the SoulPancake YouTube Channel. One day, someone shared what is still one of my favorites, A Pep Talk from Kid President, and then I saw My Last Days: Meet Zach Sobiech (warning, you WILL need tissues), and I was hooked.… Continue reading “Your Temporary Circumstances Don’t Have to Become Your Permanent Identity”