gal pals are the best

friends, fun, journal

It is so important for you to have a good group of friends! They carry you through the hard times, but most importantly they are there even when you don’t necessarily need them.

I recently read about a study that was done by a group of researchers from the University of Oxford. The investigation revealed the necessary steps that a woman needs to take to achieve happiness in all aspects of her life. The study discovered the basis would be in women feeling free to go out with their girlfriends at least twice a week. The article went on to explain the why behind the research done and all the scientific facts that prove it.

Honestly, I couldn’t agree more! In my opinion, laughter and quality time is the best medicine! This last week has been hard, but I have my girlfriends come right along side me and bring me up…

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Break Bread Together

eating together, family, food, meals

Married, Mortgaged & Minivan'd

There are many studies on the importance of family meal time.   For kids and parents the social activity of having a family meal builds closeness, better eating habits, confidence and helps with academics, physical and mental health and overall well-being. My favorite quote on the importance of dining together comes from the late Anthony Bourdain:

“We know, for instance, that there is a direct, inverse relationship between frequency of family meals and social problems. Bluntly stated, members of families who eat together regularly are statistically less likely to stick up liquor stores, blow up meth labs, give birth to crack babies, commit suicide, or make donkey porn. If Little Timmy had just had more meatloaf, he might not have grown up to fill chest freezers with Cub Scout parts.” 

― Anthony Bourdain, Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook 

However, in a…

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Staying Together

changes , children , fights , forgiveness , grace , happiness , love , marriage , patience , relationships , staying-in-love , trust , union

Alxndra's Mind

When thinking about relationships, you sometimes wonder how people last for over ten years together. You hear of people who have been married for over fifty years.

In our world, most people are in toxic relationships, I mean you hear so many stories, and even read about a lot of things online. Divorce seems common, and we always say love doesn’t really exist. Most of us watched our parents crumble in the name of love and relationships.

The truth is, it’s hard. Commitment is not easy, because you are sharing yourself and your life with another person. You know how, you fight with your siblings? That’s how you fight with your spouse, because you’re not one person, but two people trying to live as one. There are days you wonder what type of human they are. There are days when love doesn’t feel like it’s there, but you remind yourself…

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