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January, 2019 Issue

This is right about the time in January where any “New Year” buzz begins to fade right along with most resolutions. Life begins to look like it did… again. BUT, WHAT IF TODAY WERE DIFFERENT? WHAT IF today you realized that you could do more than you’ve imagined?

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This year I hope you make mistakes

Over the holidays I received a New Year’s postcard from a friend with this Neil Gaiman quote on it:

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world.

You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something. So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes.

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Tiny Steps to Achieving Your Most Ambitious Goals

Could a marginal adjustment lead you to accomplish something huge?

Stephen Duneier was a C- student that struggled to focus. Then, he let go of trying to accomplish the full assignment and started focusing on small tasks and make marginal adjustments.

Watch his TEDx talk to learn how marginal adjustments helped him become an expert investor, learn a language, become a professional artist and a Guinness world record holder.

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From Anxiety to Grief:

The Power of Breathing

We live in a world that’s moving so fast. And the rate of sleep disorders, anxiety and depression are on the rise around the globe. What can help? Breathing.

In this TedX talk, Max Strom, who has taught breath-work for 20 years, reveals his insights into the healing power of the breath.

Breathing can help heal from grief, be a companion through difficult times, and an entry point into the present moment on a daily basis.

Take a moment right now and focus on your breath and then watch this talk.

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Beautiful + entertaining self-empowerment movie

“Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” - Dolly Parton

What do you get when you mix a plus-size teenage daughter, a pageant mom, the heart of Dolly Parton, and some wise Drag queens? Dumplin’.

Dumplin’ is a really beautiful and funny movie about female empowerment, body confidence, and finding self-love.

Watch the tailer right here to put a smile on your face and watch the full movie on Netflix.

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Weeknight Maple Dijon Chicken + Meal Prep!

Need a recipe that’s quick, easy, yummy and gets thumbs up from the whole family? Give this Maple Dijon Chicken from food blogger, Budget Bytes, a shot. Prep time for the chicken is about 10 minutes.

We like to swap the chicken thighs for breasts and, when the weather is nice, throw it on the grill — so yummy. The orzo salad and roasted zucchini with it is also a winner.

And, if you make extra, it’s a perfect meal prep for lunch the next day!

Hope it adds some YUM to your life!

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Ellen’s Thank GIF It’s Friday!

Got a 1 min and 30 seconds to laugh? Of course you do! Check out Ellen’s Thank GIF it’s Friday.

Okay, a few more minutes… Mandy Moore and Chris Pratt will having you laughing out loud from their attempts to play ‘Speak Out.’

Watch Mandy’s appearance here and Chris’s here.

You gotta have some laughter in your day and these will definitely have your side hurting in no time.