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Kim: Upon Closer Inspection

Where are my late-to-the-party nature lovers at??? As a kid, I didn’t love nature or being outdoors.  It was too unpredictable – fluctuating temperatures and weather patterns, insects that bite or sting, plants that cause rashes, places to fall and get hurt.  I preferred to be inside where it was predictably safe, quiet, and comfortable. 

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Ryan: Dogs Days of Summer

I’ve been in school for my entire life.  From the first day of kindergarten through elementary school, middle school through high school, undergrad, then years of teaching high school English and getting a Master’s degree, to the present day, my life has revolved around a traditional school calendar.  In my world, there is school…..and there

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Kim: The Goldilocks of Self Improvement

So, I’ve kind of been on this ‘self improvement kick’ for the past few years.  After decades of being intellectually interested in self improvement, I started to act, employ strategies, change behaviors.  I was pleasantly surprised to learn that it’s true, the power is within action.  You can read and think and dream about self

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Kim: Blessed, Stressed, Obsessed….and the Rest

I was on my morning walk doing some gentle side bends and realizing, wow, I really don’t have excess fat on my torso anymore.  Just defined oblique muscles right under the surface.  Remember those old Special K ads?  “You can’t pinch an inch on me!” they boasted.  Well, now, on my sides….there’s no pinching an inch. 

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Ryan: Battle Scars

Remember when you were a kid?  As winter approached, our parents warned us about picking up outside toys before it snowed, knowing that once a Maine winter really arrived, it could be months before we see them again.  I still remember pining for action figures or Tonka trucks trapped under snow and the glorious reunion

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Kim: The Freedom Forecast

It’s July, so in many ways, this is the anniversary of the “Super Shrinking Smiths.”  Last July, based on a comment someone had made, I created a Facebook page to detail our story, and it ultimately led to growing an audience for a memoir-style book about our weight loss journey.  That page is now called

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Ryan: Top Intermittent Fasting Tips for Teachers on Summer Vacation

Intermittent fasting is perfect for teachers during the school year.  We’re too busy and distracted to think about food too much. It releases us from the tedious need to pack lunch and schlep dishes back and forth every day.  It gives us more time to hit the bathroom and make photocopies. It’s awesome. But what

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Kim: To Contemplation & Beyond

I *love* the word Contemplation. I love the concept of contemplation. It’s an introspective process, one where you take a thought or idea inside yourself and bounce it around gently to see if it settles in and fits. When I wrote Unmired, I called it a Book of Contemplations for just that reason. However, within

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Ryan: Oh, What a Lonely Boy

My friend Jeremy and I have shared the hour long commute to our teaching jobs for twelve years.  Two hours per day. Five days a week. Nine months of the year. That’s a lot of airspace to fill.    For whatever reason, we never developed the habit of listening to music or audiobooks together, though we

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Kim: Girl, Just Stop

Rachel Hollis is making a bazillion dollars by encouraging all of us (though clearly, she’s addressing women, and ones who don’t mind being called Girl) to stop apologizing.  I’m a woman comfortable being called Girl, so she’s talking to me, but I was working on unapologetic/unashamed before her latest blockbuster book.  This development ties directly to my fasting

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