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Fourth Episode of UIO on Body Image Released

UIO: Your Body Image Inside Out

Body Image is a giant topic. Having recently read 1 Samuel 16-17 in which David prepares to conquer the giant, Goliath, I am humbled by my new personal trainer Laura Mile’s story of her commitment to maintaining a positive body image and helping others to do so, too. Though literally, we’re talking apples and oranges,…
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Expert Advice On What Lifestyle Has To Do With Skincare

UIO: Your Skin Inside Out

What’s sugar got to do with it? Apparently a whole lot when it comes to skincare. According to Jenny Hawkins, owner of The Skin Retreat, Fulham, London, having too much sugar can increase hormones that stimulate sebum (oil) production. Something to note for all of us, especially teenage girls whose hormones don’t need help stimulating…
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The Distance Between Us Really Does Matter

Escaping a Tight Space Peacefully

And I thought I was the only one who had a thing about personal space. According to a recent study on personal space, most of us do, particularly when it comes to distance literally between us when we are communicating and interacting. The authors of the study, Preferred Interpersonal Distances: A Global Comparison, interviewed 8,…
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Treating Your Body As A Temple

UIO: Your Body Inside Out

By the time you reach your teenage years, you might have heard the quote your body is your temple… hence, the emphasis of taking care of it as such. Likely this quote originated from the Bible, 1 Corinthians 6:19: What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you,…
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The Seasons Re-launched as KDP Select

There’s nothing like curling up on the sofa with a good book on a crisp autumn day. Images of snuggling underneath a favourite blanket with a fire in the background, nose poked in a page-turner, eyes glued to the page – oh yeah! Been there, done that and looking forward to doing it again. I…
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Running for Lessons In Life

Running three times per week is a big part of my lifestyle nowadays. When and if I can’t get do so, I am greatly challenged all day, sometimes all week. My mojo seems to fizzle. But doing so gives it back, brings me all sorts of joy and admittedly some pain, the latter when I…
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Expressing Freedom In the English Countryside

A city girl hands down, I do love getting away to the country now and again. Not surprisingly so, since I was born and raised in rural Southwest Georgia. There is something about the simplicity of unspoiled space, relatively speaking, that’s peaceful, except for the white-knuckle car rides on narrow, windy paths that are considered…
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Taking Time For Me: Time For A Run

Why Do I Run? Precisely, that is what I asked myself yet again this morning at the sound of my alarm. Couldn’t I just stay in bed this one time, snooze and finish off my dream, even if it was a disturbing one? Without the ending, I could be haunted for hours. Still I agreed…
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What’s Right About Summertime?

Summer is here at last, whether it looks like it or not. With daylight seeping through the blinds at just after half past four these days, who can second-guess it? Might as well embrace the early mornings and the extended evenings, even if the days do mimic Southwest Georgia in the fresh spring, rain or…
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Living the Castle Life in England

Langley Castle and Alnwick Castle: Things of the Past and the Now

Castles… England has much to offer in castles. Actually, all of the United Kingdom does, but for this reason precisely as well as the fact that I’ve had the occasion to hang out at only a few castles, if you will, over the years, I’m keeping this blog to England. Most recently this weekend, while…
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