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What is Beauty?

Originally posted on A Patchwork of Perceptions:
Clipart My roommate and I have a tapestry hung in our living room that declares, “Be your own kind of beautiful.” This implies that the meaning of beauty varies, and even that each person creates his or her own definition of beautiful. Furthermore, we ascribe beauty to a number of… Continue reading

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Choosing how we feel

Originally posted on zacalstin:
Having the attitude that “everything is perfect exactly as it is” feels good. For melancholics in particular it may be an expression of providence: the knowledge that all things are working towards the good. If all things are working towards the good, and we know it, then it follows that everything is… Continue reading

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Commitment Issues 101

Originally posted on Not Adulting Right Now:
As a single girl in her 30s, I have to constantly battle the internal and external pressures to settle down and commit to a life of misery. Oops! I mean stability. My bad…. It’s not that I don’t want to get married. I do, someday, to the right… Continue reading

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A correction – Moving was the best thing for both of us

Originally posted on The Daily Score:
Changing ones living situation really does make all the difference in the world. Even though we have only been living in the new place for four nights, the impact has been drastic already. The other night, coming home from work, making a cup of tea and helping in the… Continue reading

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What Is the Difference Between Pho and Bun bo Hue?

Originally posted on Foody.news:
When most people (outside of Asia) think of Vietnamese cuisine, a few dishes generally come to mind. Pho, a traditional peasant noodle soup with vermicelli (rice noodles) and thin fragrant broth, topped with sliced pork or beef, fresh herbs, and bean sprouts is certainly one of them. But a lesser-known… Continue reading

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Freedom, Independence, and Loneliness

Originally posted on Florida Girl Writes:
Outside, the sun shines through clouds, tempting those stuck behind a window, wishing they could feel it on their skin. As a prisoner of responsibility, one is never free of anything. There is always something keeping you back. When we think of freedom we think of it as having… Continue reading

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Words that hurt

Originally posted on richwalks:
Words that hurt: happiness, joy. Phrases that hurt: ‘Rich would want you to be happy’, ‘I hope you’re enjoying…’, ‘May you find peace’, ‘this will help you heal’, ‘try and find something to smile about today’. Phrases that help: ‘tell me about Rich’, ‘don’t hold it in’, ‘just be you’, ‘you… Continue reading

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What is Success?

Originally posted on Grim and tonic:
A year ago, I would have said that success to me looks like a big house in an affluent area, a posh car, a high-level job, a family, kids in good schools and a home that looks like a Barker and Stonehouse showroom. I assessed my life, I owned… Continue reading

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What does wellness mean?

Originally posted on The Knowledge Spot:
You’re a very complex and unique individual. What does your health look like? Everyone’s perfect picture of health will look just a little different. Wellness isn’t about being the skinniest or most buff person in the room, it’s all about being happy and feeling healthy, and finding workouts that… Continue reading

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Happy Ending

Originally posted on A Struggling Author:
All is well that ends well. We all love happy endings. In fact, we all want happy endings with everything and everyone. So do we get it? I find the concept of “happy endings” pretty funny. For I don’t think that they are possible. Like literally! Come, think about… Continue reading

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