Trapped in Paradise with a Friend and a Donut

So, I found myself trapped in paradise. How is that even possible? It’s paradise, I’m not supposed to feel trapped here. But boy, have I ever. Just one small island. No big city, no place to drive beyond these boarders, no coolness in the air. I dreamt of these beaches and now they’re like the boundary lines that limit me from the world. I used to think the ocean was the gateway to the heavens, now the waves are like chains around my ankles.

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It's those sunflowers that grow on the side of the road...

So, I name it all miracle. I call it all good. Sometimes I see, sometimes I don’t. And a lot of the time I wait. I wait – and look – to see because I know I will. I believe it, somewhere deep down, that no matter how much life hurts at times, no matter what I see now, no matter what I feel…there is always more.

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3 Reasons Why Every Future (and Current!) Mother Should Test Her DNA

Even if you are not planning on having children for a while, I would urge you to go through with the test if you can afford it. You may be surprised at what you find. There may be answers to health problems that you’ve been dealing with for years, or you may discover that you’re 25% Native American. The possibilities are endless! That is what’s so beautiful about this test. Everything about who you are and what makes up you as a person, is all intertwined into these small protein strands we call DNA.

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And, believe me, it was divine.

The smoke from the fire traveled far, and the normally clear Colorado air was hazy that day. I didn't think much of it until the sun began to set, and, believe me, it was divine. This picture can't capture the radiance. It's funny how the eye can see fuller than the camera, and yet somehow still, we do not see in full.

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Lavender Rosemary Bath Soak

Okay fine, I'll admit it. I love essential oils and I love taking baths and I LOVE taking baths with essential oils somehow involved. Lavender is one of my favorite flowers. It reminds me of my dad who was an amazing gardener, smells divine, and helps me with my insomnia and stress. 

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Mirror Neurons

Here's something uplifting:God gave us these beautiful things called mirror neurons. In short, when we look at someone who is smiling, for example, our mirror neurons mimic that smile, and our brain lights up as if we ourselves were smiling. How cool is that!?

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Simple Ab Workout

These are arguably some of the best ab exercises out there. Let us know in the comments if you tried them or incorporated them into your workout routine! We suggest starting with 1 set of each, then building up to 2 or three sets three times a week. Happy abs, ladies!

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