Melt-In-Your-Mouth Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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Like everyone else, I honed in on my baking and cooking skills in 2020. For someone who doesn’t like a lot of sweets, I baked…

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How to Create an Easy Charcuterie Board

How to Create an Easy Charcuterie Board

Sometimes, it’s easy to just put a charcuterie board together, grab some wine, put on some music, and call it a successful party! With the…

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Redirection In the Midst of Suffering

Redirection In the Midst of Suffering

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While we’re on this topic, as magical as it sounds, this time of year may not be the most wonderful time of the year to…

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How to Create Better Bedtime Habits

How to Create Better Bedtime Habits

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Having a schedule consisting of a full-time job, several online businesses, and taking care of elderly family members while trying to keep up with your…

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Stylish Gym Equipment For Your Home Gym

Stylish Gym Equipment For Your Home Gym

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And beautiful aesthetics is one thing that brings me major joy! It just adds a little pizzaz to life and makes me feel good. Another…

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Embracing the Multifaceted You

Embracing the Multifaceted You

Before I share what Bill said, I need to know something. Have you ever changed yourself for someone to accept you? Have you ever changed…

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Now Is the Time

Now Is the Time

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I have cried every single day since Poppy’s departure from this side of Heaven. Five days in and it still feels surreal. And if I’m…

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Living Well: A Life of Faith

Living Well: A Life of Faith

From navigating the hardest parts of friendships to having tough, late-night conversations to understanding the true meaning of loving ourselves, we’ve grown and evolved more…

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How to Practice Mindfulness Every Day

How to Practice Mindfulness Every Day

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Mindfulness is something I started practicing a few years ago. However, it’s the one thing I’ve learned a lot more about lately. It wasn’t until…

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Affordable Home Gym Equipment for Effective Workouts

Affordable Home Gym Equipment for Effective Workouts

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While in self-isolation, during a time such as this where public, private, and apartment gyms are closed, I’ve learned that having some home gym equipment…

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Finding Joy: 50 Things That Make Me Happy

Finding Joy: 50 Things That Make Me Happy

I hardly ever complain about life and the things it throws at me. However, that’s not to say I don’t get annoyed with bad things…

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5 Investments You Should Make As You Age

5 Investments You Should Make As You Age

And how I spend my hard-earned dollars has changed as I have aged too. Every purchase is so well-thought out that it takes months for…

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Happy Two Year Gym Anniversary to Me!

Happy Two Year Gym Anniversary to Me!

I continue give praise and glory to God. On days where I feel like I couldn’t show up or do one more rep, I feel…

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World Mental Health Day 2019

World Mental Health Day 2019

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Because for the sake of those who are dealing with it at a deeper level, I don’t want to say I have a mental illness…

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5 New Healthy Habits To Try This Fall

5 New Healthy Habits To Try This Fall

Note that you don’t have to do all of these habits. Just choose one you know you can stick with easily and begin with that…

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How to Get Into the Habit of Self-Love

How to Get Into the Habit of Self-Love

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If you feel like you’re running on fumes because you’re burning the candle on both ends, I totally feel you. Your to-do list is never…

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10 Blunt Truths That May Make You Want to Work Out…Consistently

10 Blunt Truths That May Make You Want to Work Out…Consistently

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Then you realize what motivated you to work out no longer matters because you’re tired. Your body is tired. Your legs are shaking. You’re struggling to…

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Self-Reflection: 10 Hard Questions You NEED to Ask Yourself at Some Point in Your Life

Self-Reflection: 10 Hard Questions You NEED to Ask Yourself at Some Point in Your Life

A self-audit is asking yourself the hard questions. And the important most thing Coach Swider emphasized? He said to ask ourselves some hard questions and…

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LaScala’s Fire: What to Order If You’re a Foodie

LaScala’s Fire: What to Order If You’re a Foodie

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Let me preface by saying that LaScala’s Fire is NOT a franchise. However, you’ll find that the LaScala brand has evolved and expanded over the…

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The Hardest Race Of My Life & Lessons Learned

The Hardest Race Of My Life & Lessons Learned

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When I say hard, I mean athletic things I’ve never done in my entire life. From weighted HIIT classes to flipping tires, whipping battle ropes…

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More Than A Number

More Than A Number

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“I’m sorry. You can’t give blood. You’re two pounds underweight.” I walked away from the blood drive during my senior year in high school so…

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How to Navigate Addiction Within Friendships

How to Navigate Addiction Within Friendships

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This topic isn’t easy for me to talk about as I’ve had to experience this indirectly directly (if it makes sense) for over half a…

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My Vegetarian Journey + Beautiful Cookbooks I’ll Be Reading

My Vegetarian Journey + Beautiful Cookbooks I’ll Be Reading

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And if you’re wondering what that number is, it’s a whopping 25 pounds. On top of the accident, releasing weight has been difficult because I…

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Running For Your Life

Running For Your Life

“However, I do love the results it gives me.” “Like what?” my friend asked. “The way I physically feel after I finish a run is…

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You Using These Negative Words is Probably the Reason Why Your Life Sucks

You Using These Negative Words is Probably the Reason Why Your Life Sucks

In recent years, I’ve learned the major importance and impact words can have on my life and those around me. What you choose to say…

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Why I Run

Why I Run

This week’s #WellnessWednesday post is about running, but more specifically, running for a purpose. I recently hit my one year gym anniversary, so I decided…

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25 Things You Can Do to Feel Like You Have Your Life Together

25 Things You Can Do to Feel Like You Have Your Life Together

Have you ever felt like your life is all over the place like you don’t “have it together” and life just feels chaotic? That’s been…

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I Just Hit My One Year Gym Anniversary. Here’s What Happened…

I Just Hit My One Year Gym Anniversary. Here’s What Happened…

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I could say that I have no idea how I got here. However, I actually know what it took to hit this milestone. All I…

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10 Inspirational & Motivational Songs to Lift Your Mood

10 Inspirational & Motivational Songs to Lift Your Mood

I also watched Paris By Night (could I be more Asian?!) on weekends with my family and played the violin in middle school. As if…

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50 Inspirational Quotes I Live By

50 Inspirational Quotes I Live By

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As cheesy as this sounds, I’ve always written down inspirational quotes I’ve come across. To me, if it makes me reflect on who I am…

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My Huge 2019 Health Goal I’m Working Towards

My Huge 2019 Health Goal I’m Working Towards

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Why? Since returning from my vacation, I’ve been incredibly motivated to be the best version of myself. All the brainstorming and planning is the reason…

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How to Stay Positive When You’re Feeling Down

How to Stay Positive When You’re Feeling Down

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Ruffle Top (sold out, love this ruffle sleeve top) | White High-Waist Cut-off Denim Shorts | APL Rose Gold Sneakers | Vegan Leather Bag (on…

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Living Well: What It Means to Me

Living Well: What It Means to Me

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What Megan said stayed with me and what I said is true. Currently, I don’t feel peace. And honestly, I hadn’t thought of peace as…

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Treat Yourself: Self-Care Routine and Essentials

Treat Yourself: Self-Care Routine and Essentials

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Ever since, I have been improving my self-care routine. And for some reason, I’ve been thinking about how I’ve gotten to this point of my…

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My Health Journey Update

My Health Journey Update

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Now, that’s not to say that I haven’t been doing anything behind the scenes. I’m just not the type who checks in on Facebook every…

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How I Got Myself Out of a Slump & Motivated Again

How I Got Myself Out of a Slump & Motivated Again

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About three weeks ago, during one of our virtual coffee dates I talked about how I was feeling unmotivated. I was feeling down and out a…

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3 Health Apps I Use and Love

3 Health Apps I Use and Love

Personally, I feel that not a lot people talk about the mental/mindset side of health. So for today’s Wellness Wednesday article, let’s chat about health-related…

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5 Inspirational Health Quotes I Live By

5 Inspirational Health Quotes I Live By

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I’m a huge fan of quotes. When there’s a quote I come across and I know it’s a good one I need to remember, I…

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How to Maintain Long-Distance Friendships

How to Maintain Long-Distance Friendships

After hearing my response, people were actually surprised that we hadn’t lost touch and are still best friends. The fact that people told me that…

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The Small Things in Life that Make Me Happy

The Small Things in Life that Make Me Happy

Today, I wanted to share with you some small things that make me happy (in no particular order). I would LOVE it if you could…

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The Accolades of Being Single While Waiting for Mr. / Mrs. Right

The Accolades of Being Single While Waiting for Mr. / Mrs. Right

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It seems like everyone is in a relationship, getting engaged/married or announcing the arrival of a new baby. Today’s article is slightly different as I’m…

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5 Things Being Sick for a Short Time Has Taught Me

5 Things Being Sick for a Short Time Has Taught Me

And boy, do I feel grateful for the health I do have. For this week’s Wellness Wednesday article, I thought I’d share five things along…

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Forgiveness in Relationships :: Alexis Lace Top & Leopard Colorblock Coat

Forgiveness in Relationships :: Alexis Lace Top & Leopard Colorblock Coat

Within the last decade, I’ve been hurt by my family and my closest friends. I had the hardest time forgiving a family member of mine…

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A $10.00 Lesson On Faith

A $10.00 Lesson On Faith

I was leaving work on Thursday evening with one of my co-workers who happens to be one of our company’s senior vice presidents. We were…

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Update: My Personal Health Journey

Update: My Personal Health Journey

The last time I talked about my health, I talked about some major struggles I was going through privately. I mean, how useful would I…

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5 Easy Tricks to Stay Healthy

5 Easy Tricks to Stay Healthy

However, I want to talk about them in five categories I think are most important in regards to health. Personally, I believe a lot of…

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Foodie: 7 Delicious Low-Glycemic Thanksgiving Recipes

Foodie: 7 Delicious Low-Glycemic Thanksgiving Recipes

Time with friends, family, laughter, playing games, catching up on our lives, counting our blessings, and planning our shopping trips for those on our nice…

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My Upbeat Workout Playlist

My Upbeat Workout Playlist

It was so funny because I had just met him on Sunday after services and he was like, “You guys want to come and get…

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How I Deal With My Stress and Anxiety

How I Deal With My Stress and Anxiety

It got so bad that I started having health struggles that bled into my entire summer. My routine for summer 2017 was work, come home,…

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Emotional Intelligence: How to Communicate During Difficult Times

Emotional Intelligence: How to Communicate During Difficult Times

WHAT IS EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE? Emotional intelligence (EQ) is “the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously…

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