Getting Back into the Groove


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worth6 Sometimes you can find yourself in a real funk and for no apparent reason. You have no idea why you feel this way, but you just don’t feel like yourself. You just can’t seem to get it together! Maybe you’re usually this outgoing and confident person and now you find yourself sitting around feeling down and are no longer so sure of yourself. Could it be you have over compromised, over-compensated, given in and given over so much of yourself that you no longer know where all the parts of you are scattered? It could be that the things you thought you needed to receive love, to feel lovable, to be acknowledged, to be accepted, to increase your value or your worth have left you shattered and broken and you may feel like you will never be able to pull yourself together. Well, don’t you fret! You will soon be…

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Sophisticated Sunday Pt.2: The Women of the French Country Side through Jules Breton’s Strokes


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Dear Wonderful Reader,

I know it’s not Sunday, but better late than never, right!

Here’s the second part to my Jules Breton’s posts’.  This post will present to you the beautiful, simple women of the French rural scene at various points in their day.

Enjoy…

Jules Breton, Jeune Moissonneuse endormie sur des gerbes de ble, 1866, 14.25 x 18.25 inches

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9 Steps Towards a More Balanced Life


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I Am Equilibrium

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    Life does not provide us with a manual on how to lead the perfect life. The fact is, that there is no perfect life, but instead a well-balanced life and so often you will find that people strive for perfection when what they should strive for is balance. Even so, once we figure this out, everyone is different. What might work to create a balance for one person, may not work in the exact same way for another so what can we do. While this is true,  I find that there are steps that we can take to find a happy and healthy balance that we can all benefit from in one way or another. The following are 9 steps that can help you create the type of balance that is conducive to leading a happy and healthy life:

1. Think Positively

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  The notion of thinking positively…

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Keeping Them Honest: What is Vladimir Putin talking about?


Putin confused?

Anderson Cooper 360

At times, Russian President Vladimir Putin claims there are no Russian troops in Crimea, but at other times he justifies the invasion as protection from “Nazis and anti-Semites” inside Ukraine. That’s leaving many to wonder where he is getting his information. After speaking to President Putin last weekend, German Chancellor Angela Merkel described him as “in another world.” Jim Sciutto takes a closer look.

As a former National Security Adviser to President George W. Bush, Stephen Hadley has met with Putin and knows how the Kremlin operates. Anderson spoke with him and former CNN Moscow correspondent Jill Dougherty.

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Kiev’s Independence Square is calm but ready for battle


Anderson Cooper 360

More than 100 people lost their lives last month in Kiev’s Independence Square during fierce battles between protesters and police. Anderson walks through the square today. He found barricades still standing along with arsenals of molotov cocktails and rocks. It is all still at the ready, just in case a new round of violence erupts.

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Glazed Meatloaf


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So yummy So yummy

This glaze will work well for almost any meatloaf creation. The one pictured above was 1/2 veal and 1/2 venison with yellow peppers and breadcrumbs to bind it along with a bunch of other spices and such.

The nice thing about this glaze is it is lighter than the standard heavy tomato based types, but sweeter than a brown gravy or pan reduction sauce. It is also really easy to make and would work well for baked chicken or pork. This makes enough to cover about 2 1/2-3 lbs worth of meatloaf.

Sorghum Mustard Glaze

  • 2 tbsp sorghum
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2-3 dashes sriracha sauce
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary chopped fine
  • Salt/pepper

Mix everything together and taste for seasoning. Brush on once meatloaf is almost cooked then return to oven for 15 minutes to set glaze.

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