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Drop the Diet: Form Healthy Eating Habits Now

Drop the Diet: Form Healthy Eating Habits Now

The holidays have arrived and that means one thing: food and beverages will be flowing in abundance. While we all deserve to splurge (and is there any better time than the holidays?), it’s also important for healthy eating habits to stay within reach. Many of us are guilty of overdoing it during the festivities, only to regret it at the start of the new year. Then come trickling in the resolutions to diet and lose weight. How many of us actually stick to this resolution? What’s the problem with returning to these fad diets to try to drop weight quick?
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Self-Care During the 24 Hour News Cycle

Self-Care During the 24 Hour News Cycle

Whether we like it or not, we are living in the age of the 24-hour news cycle. With this comes what seems like an overload of information and constant conflict being thrown at you from all directions. Sometimes it seems like there’s no escape, and it can really do damage to your overall well-being. It is more important now than ever that you remember to take the time to take care of yourself.
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HOW TO IDENTIFY YOUR LIFE PURPOSE

HOW TO IDENTIFY YOUR LIFE PURPOSE

Do you know what your life purpose is? Does thinking about it make you feel overwhelmed, confused or excited? Do you feel paralyzed to make any decision about your future because you don’t want to miss your life purpose?
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Essay by Neandra Fernandes a the word changes high school scholarship recipient

Essay by Neandra Fernandes a the word changes high school scholarship recipient

As a Black girl, stereotypes are present in my life every day. Since kindergarten, I have been enrolled in a program called METCO (Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity). METCO is a voluntary desegregation program that buses inner city students to suburban schools in attempt to give Boston students better educational opportunities and to help diversify predominately white institutions. At my high school, Lincoln-Sudbury, I am surrounded by many faces that do not resemble mine. Out of the one thousand six-hundred students that attend Lincoln-Sudbury, there are only ninety METCO students.
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Live Courageously 2017: Overcome Fear – Accomplish Your Goals

Live Courageously 2017: Overcome Fear – Accomplish Your Goals

What is the one thing standing between you and your goals? You may think it’s lack of opportunity or time or resources. Or maybe you haven’t met the right people or had the right offer yet. Perhaps the stars haven’t quite aligned for the door to open. But I think the only thing standing between us and accomplishing our goals is fear.
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Don't Give Up

Don't Give Up

It can be really hard to keep going when you’re not seeing results. For example, if you’ve ever tried to lose weight or finish your college degree, it can sometimes seem like you’re making little to no progress month after month, year after year. You wonder if you’ll ever get the weight off or obtain that degree. Your enthusiasm and motivation dwindle. You feel like things aren’t moving in the right direction. You become discouraged and grow tired of doing what is right. So what do you do?
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UNSTOPPABLE: Deaf Women and Their Triumph

UNSTOPPABLE: Deaf Women and Their Triumph

"Follow your dream and you can do it. Don't put it off...keep trying. That's what I did."

That's the advice Diane Wofford offers to anyone facing disability or hardship in any capacity.

Her words carry an even greater weight when examined in light of the mountains she's moved throughout her life, both personally and professionally.

Diane was born deaf, but has refused to let that define her, let alone limit her.


Having worked tirelessly for more than two decades as an entry level human resources employee within Disney's college programs, Wofford is now an international representative for Disney World, and loves every minute of it. 

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Deaf Women Who Have Changed The World

Deaf Women Who Have Changed The World

There's two kinds of people: the ones who let obstacles become roadblocks, and the ones who use them as staircases. We want to highlight the following amazing, tenacious women who changed the world. They also just happen to be deaf.
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Note From Founder: We All Have A Voice

Note From Founder: We All Have A Voice

Last year, I attended a training with the Office of disabilities in my State.  The training discussed access in the employment arena for persons with disabilities.  It was an eye opening experience for me!  
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Speaking Up

Speaking Up

“He had me over the railing of our balcony holding my neck and saying if you ever leave me I'll kill you. I was pregnant and didn't know what he would do to me if I told anyone, so I kept my mouth shut for the longest time. That scared the s**t out of me. Like, he had done a lot in the past but that time woke me up. I had to do something or both me and my baby boy we're gonna die.”
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New Year, New You

New Year, New You

“What brings you in today?” The fitness counselor asked this woman.

The woman replied:“Well, honestly, I went to the doctors this week and had a check-up...I was just so exhausted and needed to figure out why. The doctor did the full check up, I was informed I had diabetes, and was 25 pounds heavier then the month before. You know how you know you are eating bad and you think you might be gaining a little weight...25 pounds in one month though! Unacceptable. So..here I am, because I have to do something, I have no other option.”

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Transformation Story: True Identity

Transformation Story: True Identity

“I think I was always just trying to fill something inside of me and I tried to do that with people. I need attention, I just wanted it in some form, and did not care what I had to do to get it.”
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