The Duke Energy Building

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The Duke Energy Building



November 22, 2011

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Think It Do-Over: The Debut!

November 17, 2011


Unemployment can definitely be the pits. I’ve been unemployed for over a month. My source of income has been unemployment from the state of North Carolina (third time in three years), personal savings, and excess funds from my recent student loan.

I’ll be honest. I have many days that see me feeling like a “loser” or “lazy-ass bum.” How couldn’t I? My job is to find a job, and I’ve been unsuccessful so far.

That negative thinking stops now! Here’s the helpful little tool I’ve implemented for myself: The Think It Do-Over!

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The Library!

November 17, 2011

As a part-time resident of libraries back in my childhood, let me ecstatically report that my relationship with the library has been renewed for the first time in almost two decades! I succeeded in grabbing a library card from my local library system, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. And you better believe I’ve already put several books (especially e-books) on hold.

First book I checked out (via self-checkout, I might add!)?

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November 15, 2011

THIS is exactly what I need to perk up my sedentary lifestyle! I will GLADLY take three more years of life. 😀

Thank God I'm Natural

Calling all couch potatoes. You can live an extra three yearsif you exercise for just 15 minutes a day – half the 30-minute minimum prescribed by the World Health Organization.

That’s the heart-warming news from an eight-year study on 400,000 people of all ages in Taiwan.

“Halving the daily exercise requirement still yielded significant benefits for men and women, young and old, smokers and non-smokers, and even for high-risk groups such as diabetics and people with high blood pressure,” saysChi-Pang Wenof the National Health Research Institutes in Taipei, Taiwan, head of the research team.

Wen divided his participants into five groups according to thelevel of exercisethey routinely did. He placed them in categories ranging from completely inactive to very active depending on the duration and intensity of the activities they performed – such as walking, running or playing sports. Themore exercise they did, the…

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Charlotte, I love you.

November 15, 2011


Righting Negative Thoughts

November 15, 2011


For most of my life, I have been a glass-half-empty kind of gal. I’ve had a lot of time lately to think about truly being happy, and this great quote has just set my mind on the right path.

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