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Emily Ostrander

  • Culture, Living, Wellness

    Using SMART Goals to Make Your Resolution Stick

    Using SMART goals are a great way to achieve what you want as simply as you possibly can.  The acronym stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely, and can be applied in any facet of your life, whether to your physical well-being, self-discipline, or your professional life. Every New Year, we all make well-meaning…

  • Fashion, Glam

    Best Tiny Accessories On Etsy

    Etsy offers many wonderful items, many of the best tiny rtccessories you can find online.  I can spend hours on the site shopping and daydreaming, and buying jewelry from Etsy is probably my biggest vice.  I absolutely adore the silver pieces I have bought through Etsy, and I wanted to share some of my absolute…

  • Culture, Life, Living, Wellness

    Suicide Prevention

    Three weeks ago tomorrow my friend took his own life.  I feel so guilty because we hadn’t spoken in a while.  He wasn’t the first friend I lost to suicide either.  The first was back in high school and the second was a few years ago.  I attempted suicide myself at 17 years old.  My friend…

  • Creamy Chicken Asparagus Alfredo with bacon bits
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    Bacon Asparagus Alfredo

    This recipe for bacon asparagus alfredo is a departure from more traditional alfredo dishes, and is somewhat similar to a carbonara in flavor due to the bacon.  This dish will please a picky eater, combining traditional flavors with unexpected ingredients to make a delectable for which meal everyone will want seconds.  You can use a…

  • Vegan, Wellness

    Foods You Might Not Know Are Vegan

    Considering going vegan, but afraid you’ll miss your favorite treats?  Fear not, you can still get your snack on without including animal products in your diet.  Some of your favorite treats have been vegan all along without you knowing.  Check out these excellent munchies that also happen to be vegan, and have a look at…

  • Holidays

    Four DIY Holiday Gifts

    Looking for a simple and inexpensive way to make your own gifts this year?  These four easy DIY holiday gifts will delight your friends and family and won’t break the bank.  Instead of buying gifts just to give something, make those hard to buy for people on your list a gift this season.  Give them…

  • Living, Vegan, Wellness

    Six Delicious & Easy Ways To Go Vegan

    Want to go vegan, but afraid you’ll miss out on all your favorite foods?  Veganism takes discipline, vigilance, and plenty of self-denial, but the benefits to your health are very enticing.  And while it is true that you’ll miss out on things like steak, bacon, cheese and eggs, fortunately there are delicious animal free substitutes…

  • Culture, Life, Relationships, Wellness

    Radical Acceptance

    Radical acceptance is originally a Buddhist concept of accepting reality for what it is, rather than what it should be.  Fortunately, you don’t have to be a Buddhist to reap the benefits of radical acceptance.  We all struggle with anger and forgiveness at times, we are only human after all.  With radical acceptance, you have the…

  • Culture, Holidays

    Santa In Other Cultures

    Santa is one of the most iconic figures in American culture.  He brings good children presents to open Christmas morning, he occupies malls from November through December, you can write him letters about what you want under the tree.  Almost any kid old enough to talk can tell you who Santa is, but the jolly fat…

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