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Homecoming in Texas…

is nothing short of spectacular, from giant mums and garters to football to dancing to celebrating throughout the night.

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I do not have a green thumb. I can look at a plant sideways, and it will shrivel up and die. So, when my mother-in-law gave me a peace lily the Easter before she passed away, I was nervous. She assured me that it is a “closet plant”, as in…

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Start your week off with these happy facts, and share them with others!


MONDAY is the only day of the week that has an anagram, and it is DYNAMO!

So, be a dynamo and take on the day!

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That’s me in the cover photo…just older.

I’m a forty-something introvert, mom, and writer and love hard rock and metal. It’s cathartic.

Have you ever watched Dead to Me? Christina Applegate’s character meditates via metal. It’s the scene in which I felt understood…that I’m not the only one who can find solace in such music.

Scene from…

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Stuck in a rut? Bored?

Try one or more of the following 10 ideas. Enjoy them alone or with your children! If you do one and post about it, please use #LifeChallenge so I and others can check them out and get inspired!

Take photos!

Go for a walk in your neighborhood and take pictures of what…


Let’s talk about Kanye.

Over the years, we’ve all heard of some (or many) of Kanye West’s eccentricities. Knowing that bipolar mania could be behind them, though, should make us more patient and understanding with him. A person with such a diagnosis needs a support system. …

NOTE: As some grieving families feel like fodder for entertainment, others feel joy that their story is being told, keeping the name of their loved one alive. My empathy for the victims has only deepened with the viewing of these shows. Life matters. It is up to each one of…


I wish I could have a do-over at life. I would have gotten my college degree in something I was passionate about and not let fear guide me to a “safe” option. I would have pursued help for my mental health earlier so that I didn’t suffer as long and…

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My experience occurred almost 40 years ago. This is the first time I’ve ever mentioned it in any way. I was 6 or 7 years old, and my best friend was 4 or 5.

Our neighbors were close-knit.

We all felt like family. As kids, we loved hanging out with the adults, too, sometimes…

Alicia Rust

Writer. Lover of dark chocolate, coffee, tea, & being me. I’m an anxiety-ridden, bipolar 2 survivor... www.lifesodaily.com

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