Ring Holder

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This little gadget is one of the BEST gifts we’ve ever received! My mom got it for us one Christmas.

It holds your rings while you either clean or prep food or eat something super messy with your hands.

The bottom part has suction that holds it steady to the counter & the top is magnetic. So it comes off but stays on well.

It is a lifesaver! Doug has almost lost his ring a few times from taking it off while prepping food. This ring holder is fantastic!

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Chicken Kabobs

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Dinner tonight! Chicken kabobs-one of my favorite meals! We’re going to grill these babies-yum!

Chicken breasts cut into cubes, red bell pepper, green pepper, onion, & we just sprinkle them with a little seasoning salt. SO GOOD! They’re good leftover as well!

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Spicy Shrimp Tacos

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Mmm! This sounds & looks amazing!

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Moving Past Heartbreak

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How I Learned to Finally Move Past Heartbreak – It’s About So Much More Than Moving On

by LIBBY SEGAL – 4/11/2016

💔💔💔💔💔

 

 

I knew my heart was breaking before it did. She grabbed the collar of my sweater; she held my hand; she pulled me in. Our lips touched. Her hand grasped mine tighter. She kissed me harder. I kissed her back. All I wanted was to be with her there, in that moment. When we pulled away, we both smiled.

“I like you,” I whispered.

“I like you too,” she whispered back.

I looked down at our hands, which were now intertwined on her knee. “What’s wrong?” she asked. “Nothing,” I said, before pulling her in for another passionate lip-lock.

But I was lying. Everything was wrong. This kiss wasn’t the starting point — this kiss was the beginning of the end. Somewhere deep in my heart, I knew that this kiss was good-bye. I wept on the train ride home that night.

That same night, she told me she couldn’t be in a relationship (she was just coming out of a long-term one) and that she wasn’t emotionally available. I told her I wanted to keep things open. She told me she wanted to play the field. I told her I supported her and forced a sheepish half smile as she continued to hold my hand.

In a city where ambiguity rules many relationships, all I really wanted was clarity. But in that moment I pushed us further from having any. Instead, I wrapped up hopefulness in a package disguised as openness. I gave her my sunshine and she took it. My heart began to crack in half almost immediately.

A few weeks later, she met someone else. That someone else was a mutual friend of ours. They hit it off and she asked me not to hate her. I said I didn’t, but I did.

In the months that followed, I held on to heartbreak. I held on to that night, that bar, that cool night air, that drink, that conversation, that first kiss — and the second and the third. Before I got on the train that night, she grabbed the green remnants of a ski lift ticket on my zipper. I held on to the memory of that green remnant and that jacket, too. I held on out of spite, hope, and anger; out of regret and resentment. Out of anguish, grief, and sadness. Perhaps out of self-indulgent hopelessness.

Everything came to what felt like an incredibly turbulent end over a matter of days. But I’m not even sure what this “everything” even was. We hadn’t been in a relationship, but it had seemed like more than an intense, complicated friendship. Questions overwhelmed me. If it was something more, would I ever be capable of feeling again? Would someone else be capable of feeling that way for me? Should I — could I — have fought for her? Did I give up too easily? Could I and would I move on? And what would moving on mean? Or had I imagined all of it?

In the months that followed, I tried to move on. This involved deleting our emails and our text messages yet frequently visiting her Facebook news feed to see if anything had changed. It meant getting drunk while she and her new boo made out in the bar at a group event we all attended, and it required me to awkwardly converse when we bumped into one another, navigating and surviving in the very small world of the “big city.” I tried not to get any of our mutual friends involved and held back when someone said her name and I felt compelled to speak. I did so to protect her feelings and my own.

I deleted all of the dating apps from my phone, then re-downloaded them with a vengeance. I tried to avoid feeling intimacy with another person and turned down dates. I eventually went on dates, but only with immediate skepticism.

I briefly dated someone else but never fully gave up my heart. I dated more people who were just as unavailable as I was because I knew how it would all end — and by knowing the ending, I also knew I could never give my full self and therefore could never be broken. I wanted to be unbreakable.

But we can’t be unbreakable. I learned this and I learned that heartbreak is more than a feeling of sadness or disappointment, of anguish or grief. The truth is, heartbreak is, pardon my French, a mo-fo. But in a way, thank goodness for it. Because how else could we measure our capacity for loving another person?

Perhaps heartbreak is about more than moving on. Perhaps heartbreak instead means letting go and forgiving; coming to terms with the risk, the jump, and the fall. Perhaps heartbreak is about accepting a lesson learned.

Perhaps heartbreak can be deduced even more simply: In the end, what does heartbreak mean?

It means it was all worth it.

Signs & Symptoms of Depression

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Signs & Symptoms of Depression

Lifestyle Mind + Body May 12, 2016

If you feel like you’re living under a grey cloud, you’re not alone. 1 in 4 Americans suffers from mental illness, and the majority of those are classified as anxiety and mood disorders.

Unfortunately, we tend to treat mental illness as something someone can just “snap out of” instead of treating it as we would diabetes or heart disease. So, if any of the signs and symptoms below look familiar, please call a professional and get started on the road to recovery.

If you’re not suffering from depression, but know someone who is, here is a great article from Psych Central that walks you through 9 ways you can help someone who is going through it.

Signs and Symptoms of Depression (from the Mayo Clinic)

• Feelings of sadness or unhappiness

• Irritability or frustration

• Loss of interest or pleasure in normal activities

• Reduced sex drive or erectile dysfunction

• Insomnia or excessive sleeping

• Changes in appetite (either decreased appetite and weight loss or increased cravings for food and weight gain)

• Agitation or restlessness

• Substance abuse

• Angry outbursts

• Persistent feelings of stress or anxiety

• Slowed thinking, speaking, or body movements

• Indecisiveness, distractibility, and decreased ability to concentrate

• Fatigue and loss of energy — even small tasks may seem to require a lot of effort

• Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or blaming yourself when things aren’t going right

• Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things

• Frequent thoughts of death, dying, or suicide

• Crying spells for no apparent reason

• Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches

** Even if you don’t have one of these symptoms but feel you may be depressed, don’t hesitate to contact a professional.**

Author – Rebecca Swanner

BANANAS! 🍌

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BANANAS! 🍌🍌🍌

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Okay, I will be the first to admit that I get SO TIRED of eating #Banana after banana after banana all the time. However, their #Healthy #Benefits far outweigh my annoyance.

They’re high in #Potassium (great for your #Muscles ) & they are #Cholesterol #Free – yay! An average size banana had approximately 110 #Calories

They are a great source of #VitaminC & #VitaminB6

Vitamin C is great for the #ImmuneSystem & vitamin B6 is used to grow #NewCells 😉

#FightForIt #Nutrition #CleanEating #Vegan #Vegetarian #HealthyLiving #POTD #Body #Fit #AllNatural #Organic #Equador #Produce