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Sparking Joy on a Friday [#DerbyCityBeauty no.5]

On a whim I pull out every bin in my bathroom pantry and dump it on the king size bed where my husband and son are hanging out watching TV. My husband looks up from his phone and casually just looks away. He’s used to my shenanigans by now. My son, however, complains that I’m […]

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4 am. That’s When. #OnMuddsMind

It’s 4:51am exactly right now. I love this time of day- if you haven’t spent much time up around this time I would encourage you to do so. It’s a magical time of day- there is a neat energy that you feel simply by being awake.  It’s cool- you don’t think about it very often […]

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Lift Those Legs! [#HowardPowerFitness no. 4]

Hello Everyone this is Brandon with HowardPower Fitness coming at you with another segment on how to stay fit in the office! When you are sitting down for long periods of time one of the areas of the body that grows weaker is your core muscles. And so a lot of people think of the […]

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One, Two, You?

Everyone Is Faced With These Two Choices Every Morning When we rise in the morning after a night of sleep, it is as if we are going through a sort of rebirth. The day is new, it’s a fresh start. And we’re faced with a pivotal choice that can dictate how we interact with nearly […]

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Magical New Year [#CrystalBallin]

There is magic in the air at the beginning of a new year. We are setting new resolutions for ourselves and our lives. We are excited about these goals and we start out strong with great excitement. It’s as if the new year give us permission to start over. It gives us permission to forgive […]

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Resolving Resolutions [#FleurDeFat no.7]

New year, new me? With every new year, it seems as though resolutions grow more and more prevalent whether on the internet, via ads, talking with friends, or strangers even. I’ve always found the idea of New Year’s resolutions to be strange and trying for me. As someone who has been overweight all my life, […]

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Start With Sacrifice [#OnMuddsMind]

“Nothing of consequence gets accomplished without courage. You can’t educate the poor without making difficult choices. Without giving up some portion of your own privilege. You can’t be a good basketball player without being willing to look stupid. You can’t heal your church without sacrificing your own career. You can’t even drive a car properly […]

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Don’t Fly Solo [#OnMuddsMind]

Life isn’t meant to be lived alone. I’ve been thinking a lot about that lately. About self-reliance, about pride, and about how we operate as individuals in a community. And with the social landscape the way it is right now, there is a lot of division between people for a multitude of reasons, from political […]

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Surefire Ways to Wreck Your New Year [#DerbyCityBeauty no.4]

If I hear “New Year, New Me” one more time I’m gonna… do absolutely nothing at all. I’m lazy, but more power to you for taking on the new year with gusto! I feel like every December I’m bombarded with ways to really shine in the next year, but what about ways to really screw […]