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Awesome Christmas Gifts

When the holidays start to creep close, it can become a stressful season. Buying Christmas gifts for people should not be this hard, yet it is. What will they like? How much should I spend? Instead of enjoying the season, we learn to dread it.

However, I’ve compiled a list of awesome gifts that anyone would love. If nothing else, I hope this list will inspire you and help you on your journey of Christmas shopping.

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1. Clip On Bluetooth Speaker

Who doesn’t enjoy listening to music? Now, your friend can listen to music on the go without worrying they’ll lose their speaker! Plus, these speakers are waterproof. That’s right! You can take it with you on the beach, the pool, hiking, camping, anywhere!

Can’t beat this price!

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Mindsets of Wealthy People That Lead To Success

A truly wealthy person wins at life because of their winning mindset. The battle is all in the mind.

Mindsets of Wealthy People

In the blog post Habits Of Wealthy People, I covered several different routines of successful people that set them up to succeed. However, more important than habits are the mindsets that produce them. Habits can always be broken or made, but the mindsets of wealthy people will always produce beneficial results.

Our mind controls everything we do. By making decisions, we can achieve our goals much faster than we could ever imagine. The mindsets below will change your life completely if you allow yourself to become fully immersed by them.

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It’s Possible

The wealthy mindset believes their dreams are possible to achieve. I’ve tried to help multiple people who simple believe, “I can’t do that.” But why not? The wealthy visually see it happening for them and know without any doubt it will be theirs.

There would be no actions without belief. The only reason why people continue to fight for their dreams is because they believe 100% it will be theirs. For example, people eat healthy and workout because they fully believe it will yield amazing results for their body. Therefore, they’re willing to endure the pain of today to receive the harvest of tomorrow. Read more

Habits of Poor People That Keep Them Trapped In Poverty

Habits of poor people are passed down through generations. In order to break the chain, you must make better daily decisions.

Habits of Poor People

Have you ever wondered why the rich get richer and the poor become more poor? You may be shocked to find out the habits of poor people are extremely different than those of the wealthy. They view life in opposite manners and use their time differently.

After creating habits of wealthy people, I decided that it wasn’t enough. It’s not enough to tell people what to do if they want to be successful, but also what actions to let go. The habits below will keep you locked in poverty.

What Is Considered Poor?

Poor isn’t always a financial term. Poor is a state of mind that traps you in poverty no matter how much money you have. The word poor can be used to describe someone who doesn’t take care of their health, neglects their family, treats others horribly, and so much more. This is why every year many ‘wealthy’ people commit suicide. Also, that’s why you hear stories of people who win the lottery and end up broke a few years later.

On the other hand, a person who lives in poverty can feel like the wealthiest individual on earth. If you’ve ever been in love, you know it doesn’t matter how many material items you possess. You receive a feeling of completion while your lover is beside you. By being loved, you’ve reached a level of wealth many people only dream of. Keep that in mind as we go through this list. Read more

Habits Of Wealthy People That Set Them Up For Success

Habits of highly successful and wealthy people that set them up to win at life.

Habits Of Wealthy People

There are a lot of highly successful people in this world, but there’s also a lot of people who aren’t wildly successful. What’s the difference between the two? How can two people endure the same exact situation and yield tremendously different results? We hear about it all the time. Two siblings suffered the same hardship, yet one turned out to be a CEO and the other one is a crackhead. WHAT??

There are habits of wealthy people that others may not realize. These habits set them up for success by creating a path that allows them to chase their dream. Let’s take a look at these different habits so you can add them to your routine. Read more

What Is Olive Oil?

What is olive oil?

What is olive oil?

After my husband and I decided to begin eating healthy, we made a quick switch to olive oil after finding out the great benefits of it (and the dangers of many vegetable oils like canola). In our world today, olive oil is known to be a healthier, better quality oil. But exactly what is olive oil?

Olive oil is literally the fruit juice of olives. Seriously! How cool is that?!

How do we get orange juice? We apply pressure to the oranges until the sweet juice spills out of it. That’s exactly how olive oil is made. Of course, there are more processes to ensure all oil is used from the olives. However, this yummy stuff contains a bunch of antioxidants and fights inflammation throughout the body.

Olive oil is literally the fruit juice of olives.

How is olive oil made?

After the olives arrive at the facility, they are pressed on a machine until the texture is a paste. Then, the oil is separated from the watery substance in the paste. There is no heat involved in this step. (Otherwise known as cold pressed oil.) The high quality oil from this first press is called extra virgin olive oil. Read more

Beware of Canola Oil!

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Hey everyone! Today we’re going to look at the dangers of canola oil and what it can do to the human body. While researching, I found this subject very interesting and I hope you will too.

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You may want to remove canola oil from your diet…

It’s a substance that can be found in almost every household as well as restaurants. It’s extremely affordable and was something my mother used on the regular. We certainly never even thought about using it or what the side effects were. I’m talking about canola oil.

We went through oil so fast in our household growing up. My mom used it for everything. She’s a great Puerto Rican cook. Therefore, we always had delicious rice and beans, chicken, bacalao, and much more. Oil was always a must while cooking.

However, I’ve since learned that Spanish food is not usually the best for you. But the one thing that I’ve entirely removed from my diet is canola oil. Let me tell you why. Read more

10 Board Games For A No Spend Weekend

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10 Awesome Board Games

I love spending time with my family. They’re definitely my favorite people. However, when you’re living frugally on a budget, you may not have money to spend to do something extravagant. That’s why I believe having a collection of board games is crucial. Our regular visitors know that board games are always an option. We’re always ready to enjoy some good old fashions board game fun!

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1. Speak Out

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Speak out is a ridiculously funny game for those who like guessing games. Every player gets their own mouthpiece and uses it when it’s their turn to go. There’s a deck of cards that have sayings on them. Read more

Completely Free Things To Do When You’re Bored

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Free Things To Do For Fun

The world is filled with so many awesome things to do, we should never be bored. However, when funds are low, it takes creativity to find fun things to do that don’t cost much. All the things on this list are completely free things to do when you’re bored. Not everyone has money to eat out every day or buy craft materials. Living on a budget can be challenging, but it’s doable (and so worth it).

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By Yourself

1.  Learn a new hobby.

What an awesome way to expand your knowledge and skills! Some people always wanted to learn how to dance, sing, crochet, scrapbook, coupon, etc. Why not take the time and learn it? If you don’t like the hobby, you can at least say you’ve tried it.

2. Go to a community sports game.

There are football, softball, soccer, and baseball games every year. You never know which one of those kids may grow up to be a professional player.

3. Join (or host) a book club. Read more

Attributes of God’s Character

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Attributes of God

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

I’m utterly amazed by God and I love Him so much! Sometimes, I enjoy worshiping Him simply because of who He is. There are many different names of the Lord. He’s way larger than anything we can ever imagine and His love for us is tremendous! Here’s a list of the different attributes of God (as noted in the bible) that we can worship and praise Him with.

Faithful

“If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.”

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Health Benefits of Honey

Wonderful health benefits of raw honey when consumed on a regular basis.

Health Benefits of Honey

Most people love it because it’s a natural way to sweeten foods and drinks. But did you know honey offers so much more than just taste? Natural, raw honey yields many health benefits for the human body. It’s true! After reading this list, I pray you would swap out sugar for this wonderful natural substance.

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Plenty of Antioxidants

Of course, this natural substance is filled with plenty of vitamins, antioxidants, flavonoids, and minerals. However, it wouldn’t be a great idea to consume a whole lot of honey in the hopes of receiving your recommended daily intake of antioxidants. Nevertheless it’s definitely worth replacing your current sugar intake with it. The minerals you can find within honey include:

  • zinc
  • potassium
  • iron
  • phosphorus
  • calcium
  • selenium
  • magnesium

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Deadly Consequences of Drinking Alcohol

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Many people associate having a great time with consuming alcohol. Just recently, my husband and I threw a little party at our home as our way of celebrating our first apartment together. However, many people were not okay with the fact that drinking was not allowed in our home. I was completely shocked. I’ve never experienced something like that before. People were verbally abusive toward us because of a rule we implemented in our house. I remember thinking, “People can’t go a few hours without alcohol to hang out? Seriously?!”

Growing up, I’ve seen first hand what alcohol is capable of. The blackouts, yelling, arguments, and disrespect was NOT fun to be around. My husband and I decided to change our family tree and discontinue the drinking trait. Trust me, we don’t miss it.

Nevertheless, the sad truth remains that alcohol use disorders affects more than 15 million people in the United States. [1] Alcohol is a legal drug and it’s extremely addictive. If you’re over 21, it’s incredibly easy to obtain and the majority of people spend their 21st birthday getting completely wasted. That’s the norm, right?

Advertising commercials make drinking look so great and fun, but 80,000-100,000 people die each year from alcohol related deaths. [1, 2]  I really don’t think drinking should be considered as a game or sport. It’s dangerous. Yet, drinking seems to be highly supported among most people. “What’s the big deal?” “Surely, you can have a drink or two. It won’t hurt.” Yeah… I’ll pass on that.

Stop Drinking Alcohol Immediately!

I’m not kidding. After reading this blog post, I pray it will have enough hard truth in it to keep you away from this liquid poison.

The over consumption of alcohol is called 'intoxication' because booze is a toxin. Too much of this poison in one sitting can kill you.Click To Tweet

Let’s look at the different parts of the body and discover how booze can negatively affect us. Read more

Protein Rich Foods

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What food are the highest in protein?

Protein is good for your body for many different reasons. It helps your body remain functional well as you age. Joint and bone health are promoted by protein. Also, it can help you gain muscle. You can find the full list of its benefits here. In this post, we’re going to look at different types of foods and how much protein are within them.

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Breakfast Foods

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Wonderful Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate

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Wonderful Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate

Such a beautiful day for chocolate lovers! After reading this, you’ll have multiple reasons to indulge in a bite of the bittersweet goodness of dark chocolate. I know what you’re thinking, “Ariel! That stuff is gross!” And I’m not going to argue with you. Certainly, it’s bitterness throws people off. However, the more you consume it, the better it’ll taste.

From experience, I can tell you that over time it becomes a  tasty treat. Plus, you can enjoy it guilt free! Surely, the only reason people consume not so yummy health foods is for their health benefits.They want the results that will yield from it. All the amazing health benefits of dark chocolate are worth it!

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What percentage of dark chocolate is good for you?

The kind you’re looking for is 70% cocoa and up. This means it’s more natural and less processed. Once the chocolate gets processed, it loses much of it’s nutrients. Therefore, as long as you’re eating 70% and higher, you’ll get to enjoy all these health benefits. Read more

Everything You Need To Know About Russian Twists

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All About Russian Twists

Russian twists are a great way to increase both abdominal and back strength. It will promote growth in all your core muscles and is extremely simple to do. Russian twists are awesome because the only thing you really need to perform them are yourself and a floor. Yes, that means you can do this exercise in the comfort of your own home!

Equipment needed: Absolutely none. However, you can place down a yoga mat and grab some dumbbells to really kick up the intensity.

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Stomach Exercises For Women That Work!

Are you tired of not seeing results after working so hard to obtain them? These stomach exercises I’m about to share with you are across the board. Everyone agrees that these specific core exercises work and are great for beginners or experts. They are sure to get your blood flowing and your core activated.  Whether you’re looking for a great beach body, want a flatter stomach, or a tone core, these activities will get you there. Let’s take a look.

Stomach Exercises For Women

Flutter Kicks

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