In the summer leading up to September 11, 2001, and the surrounding terrorism events, I was very sick. Physically, I was seriously wasting away. Mentally, I couldn’t deviate from living a perfect life where I had 100% control. This manifested itself in severe anorexia, depression, and some obsessive-compulsive behaviors. Emotionally, I was regressing into a …

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Female black Labrador retrievers are what I grew up with. The first that I remember is Reilly; she was pretty old and a bit of a mess from what I recall of her. She had patchy fur and was constantly scratching her skin, apparently due to horrible allergies and “a million health problems”, according to …

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Hello all! How is everything going with you? I feel that many of my friends are going through a surge in busyness in the business realm and I am no exception. Sometimes it’s hard to find the energy to write after a long day, but much like working out, it makes me feel better when …

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Let me start by mentioning a woke up with my bathroom ceiling caving in and leaking water this morning. On top of stress I’m dealing with, this was not the surprise I wanted to deal with first thing on a Sunday. It further supports the notion that I ought to move when my lease is …

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If you know me, this may surprise you. You may even disagree. The truth is that I am an extroverted introvert. An introvert can be defined as a shy, reticent person. That’s not the case for me. I am socialable, outgoing, and very far from shy. Some may consider me gregarious and really open. All of …

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Last weekend was spent celebrating my honorary “niece”, Emma’s, fourth birthday! It was gorgeous weather in the suburbs; sunny, blue skies with a nice breeze. It was a fun mixture of family, friends, adults, and kids, as well as numerous unicorn related paraphernalia, including a cake, stuffed animals, various gifts, and balloons. From my estimation, …

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On Saturday night, I went to visit and sleepover at my dear friend Arie’s newer home in Evanston. We had a girl’s night, which included face masks by Tony Moly, delicious and very healthy snacks prepared by Arie, and a couple of movies interrupted frequently by our typical disjointed chats, talking about everything in our …

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