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Be Careful Who You Listen To

My husband & I did this exercise once at a motivational seminar: He stood directly in front of me, telling me: you’re capable, you’re intelligent, you’re driven, you’ll succeed. Two other people from the seminar stood on either side of him saying things like: you’re going to fail, it’s too hard, you’ll never make it, you don’t …

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Self-Doubt ~ Worst Enemy to Creativity

Sylvia Plath: “And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise.  The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” Sometimes self-doubt comes in fast & hard: the first rejection, maybe, and you’re wondering if you should even try to be a …

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slow-cooker fettucini alfredo

Slow-Cooker Restaurant-Style Fettucini Alfredo

For slow-cooker fettucini alfredo fans: how hard is it to find a decent alfredo sauce at the store?  Impossible, I think.  I’ve tried.  This recipe makes alfredo sauce that tastes like you got it at an Italian restaurant, and it only takes you about 5 minutes prep time and 45 minutes to cook. Costs about …

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Slow-cooker pulled pork

Slow-Cooker Ridiculously Easy Pulled Pork

For slow-cooker pulled pork, this one is easy, easy, easy. It’ll probably take you all of 15 minutes to put together. Depending on how much each person eats, it’ll feed 6-8 people. Cost is less than $20, the majority of that is for the pork. To make slow-cooker pulled pork, you’ll need: 5-6 pounds pork …

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slow-cooker award-winning chili

Slow-Cooker Award-Winning Chili

This slow-cooker award-winning chili recipe won at a chili cook-off where I used to work.  Granted, there were only about a dozen entries.  And I knew all the judges and worked closely with one of them, but still . . . an award!  This recipe got a little gold trophy (plastic and fit in the palm …

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