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What Are You Most Afraid of Losing?

One of the things I would most "fear" losing is my ability to reason, learn, remember, process information, articulate my thoughts, and comprehend the world around me. Essentially, my mind and sanity. In my mind, the magnitude of this loss would far outweigh that of losing my limbs or hearing or eyesight - which is …

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Feeling Dizzy?

Why is it that I always learn more poorly when preoccupied with the awareness of overarching, long-term, daunting, seemingly unreachable goals? Why does this awareness impair my ability to retain information and learn efficiently in the short term? It's as if I'm climbing a mountain or a steep cliff. Looking up at the top - …

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Foods I Can and Can’t Eat

Some of you guys have asked what foods I can or can't eat. This is sort of a reference post that I'm creating for those who are curious or who may have health issues similar to mine. I will probably link here from time to time, and I plan to update these lists as my diet …

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What It’s Like Having a Migraine

Ever had a migraine? Do you know a migraine sufferer? A migraine is not just a common or severe headache. It is that, but much more. A migraine with aura means a migraine accompanied by sensory disturbances or odd perceptions or sensitivities to various stimuli. An aura is something that can show up for people …

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Magnesium Deficiency – Approximately 80% of Americans

Causes and symptoms of magnesium deficiency.

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Single on Valentine’s Day?

You're not alone in that. ❤ 😉 Me too.

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Control and Blame

Recently, a friend of mine was very good to remind me that several matters about which I was concerned were/are beyond my control, an observation for which I am grateful. I've been realizing lately just how many of my fears center around matters I can't control. If this is the case, then why do I …

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Five Factors that Could Skew Personality Test Results

Have you taken a 16 personalities test multiple times throughout your life, only to get varying results for your type? Maybe even from the same website or test? Let's examine some factors that could potentially skew test results. Please note: I had some difficulty locating many sources/references for this piece, and so most of this information …

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More Than Meets the Eye

Peeling back the layers.

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Things I’m Thankful For

So far, this month has been kinda rough. But it's also been sprinkled generously throughout with beauty, encouragement, and hope.