Rachel Thompson

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36 Cool Photography Tuts and Articles That Will Rock Your Week

As another wonderful week passes us by, Toad Hollow Photography has been looking everywhere online for the very best links to tutorials, special …

5 Lazy Natural Hair Habits That Cause Breakage

<i>By Christina of The Mane Objective</i><p>I know what you’re thinking. Every day, there seems to be a new set of “rules” for naturals to abide by — and it …

Dirty Little Secrets of Tidy Families

I have a friend who has more kids than me, whose husband works longer hours than mine, who cooks and bakes more than I do, and yet her house is …

30 homemade popsicle recipes to cool you off this summer

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When I was in college, thanks to one of my most dynamic professors, Dr. Laurence Prescott, I developed a special interest in the role of race in …

Your Happiness Comes First

Pretty much everything you've ever been told about what will make you happy and secure is wrong.<p>You shouldn't be surprised to hear that. In your heart, you know that you've been listening to the two least trustworthy sources in the world. The first is the people who want to sell you the idea that …

The Ultimate Quick Fix: Solve Any Problem In Your Life In Three Steps

You will find endless blogs and articles filled with advice and ideas, but really there is only one real easy solution to making our lives better – …

50 Ways to Show Gratitude for the People in Your Life

<b>“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” –William Arthur Ward</b><p>The holiday season generally brings us …

Breathing Tips: Lower Back Relief

One day, early in my teaching career, a woman came to class complaining of lower back pain. She said that the discomfort was either from running (her chosen form of exercise) or from picking up and carrying her 2-year-old son.<p>I asked, "Have you tried breathing into your lower back?"<p>She looked at me …

Fatigue Facts: 5 Things That Make You Tired

Your extreme fatigue might be coming from one of these energy suckers

The Positive Psychological Effects of Prayer

Prayer is the practice of connecting to something deeper and more meaningful in life. It is rooted in a sense of spirituality. Prayer has two dimensions, one internal in the form of self-reflection and self-awareness, and the other external in a sense of connection with a depth, something bigger …

Quick Tips to Bring Mindfulness Into Your Busy Day

I recently completed a mindfulness-training course for the parents at an elementary school in Akron, Ohio. The majority of our time was spent learning and experiencing mindfulness meditation -- which is the core of this practice.<p>There was one mother in the group who expanded my appreciation for …

45 Uses For Lemons That Will Blow Your Socks Off

Most people are familiar with the traditional uses for lemons to soothe sore throats and add some citrus flavor to our foods. However the diversity …

Is Interracial Romance Still Scandalous?

After much prodding from my friends, I finally caved in and watched an episode -- the final episode -- of the hit television series, <i>Scandal</i>. Although the show possesses all of the qualities of a great drama, I remain torn about one component of its juicy plotline: the intimate relationship between …