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    Background: Hubby is from Spokane, WA, I lived...

    Background: Hubby is from Spokane, WA, I lived all over Washington state and Oregon for about 9 years in my 20s. I moved back to Indiana after I got a divorce.

    In Indiana, I went to college...
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    Stupid Doctors

    I have had some health issues of late. Last November I was in the hospital and I still don't know why. It was a one time extremely odd occurrence and my GP has not really tried to figure it out. It...
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    I am damaged, but not because of being spanked....

    I am damaged, but not because of being spanked. It was because of emotional abuse from my mother. The spankings were few, and were in direct response to something I did. As I said in my first post,...
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    I have to roll my eyes at this. Thanks for the...

    I have to roll my eyes at this. Thanks for the new flash.

    It was impossible to make my DS's environment totally safe. DS figured out those plastic lock things for cabinets by the time he was 10...
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    Got hit

    Oh, yeah I got hit. I was a kid in the 60s and you were considered a bad parent if you didn't spank. My Dad had rules, though. He never hit us more than three times and never in anger. Most often we...
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    I started seriously lifting with Body for Life,...

    I started seriously lifting with Body for Life, but I have found that what I hate about lifting is the time it takes, so I don't do it as often as I should, but, then from what I am reading, you...
  7. You Will Stink

    I stopped using an anti-persperant/deodorant to using a natural deodorant and it took my body a couple of weeks to adjust. I had to use the deodorant a couple of times a day. Then all of a sudden it...
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    I am from Indiana and DH is from Spokane,...

    I am from Indiana and DH is from Spokane, Washington. We live in Indiana and drove out to Spokane a couple of years ago and it was a great trip. It took us three days, but then we didn't have time to...
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    When I worked in a public library, I had to deal...

    When I worked in a public library, I had to deal with lots of homeless people who tended to be men. Many of them had alcohol issues, others had mental health issues and still others were people who...
  10. Fear is what finally pushed into the primal/paleo...

    Fear is what finally pushed into the primal/paleo fold. DH had been there for about a year and a half and looked and felt fantastic. His debilitating migraines had all but disappeared, along with his...
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    I would only add two things: a mortar and pestle...

    I would only add two things: a mortar and pestle and a glass juicer. These two things see daily use in our kitchen. We recently visited relatives over the holidays and when we cooked for people we...
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    My Mom Does it, too

    My Mom is similar and my siblings all fall for it. When she had outpatient surgery, they all came from two states away to be there and stayed the whole weekend. It was an angioplasty and on the way...
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    You are not alone

    It started with food for hubby and I, too. The more you step out of the mainstream, the more you realize how few choices we really have. We are caught in a monkey trap.

    I have found peace by...
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    Having been in your wife's position, don't push....

    Having been in your wife's position, don't push. My Hubby was primal for about a year and a half before I became primal, which really meant I was mostly primal in his presence. He was so judgmental...
  15. Food evolution (bit of a rant and a question)

    My food evolution began long ago when I discovered I could make BBQ sauce that was much better than anything I could buy (unfortunately it isn't paleo). I had to ask myself why I was buying canned...
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    I would like to add anything that one can make at...

    I would like to add anything that one can make at home in just a few minutes, like boiled eggs, but isn't necessarily a frankenfood, just an unnecessarily processed food. Yes, they actually sell bags...
  17. I am another homesteader wannabe. Hubby could...

    I am another homesteader wannabe. Hubby could write his books and speak at Primal, Psychological and Anarchist conventions and I would indulge my unending curiosity about how to create things and...
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    Actually, this isn't true. I can tell you from...

    Actually, this isn't true. I can tell you from both personal experience and from the little research I did before I started applying oil to my face to cleanse it. My skin is the clearest and softest...
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    I massage a half and half mixture of olive oil...

    I massage a half and half mixture of olive oil and castor oil on my face in the morning then wipe it off gently with a warm wash rag and finally I put a bit of homemade moisturizer on it. I have...
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    Oh, yeah, and at the Art Institute in Chicago no...

    Oh, yeah, and at the Art Institute in Chicago no less. They have the classiest and noisiest bathrooms ever.
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    Forgot to Mention Being Hypothyroid

    Just after Thanksgiving, it was discovered that I was hypothyroid, however, my hair started turning blond again before i was being treated for my condition. My co-worker noticed it in early October....
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    Hair Color Returning

    I am 48 and have been grey since my late 30s, really I have been turning grey since I was in my 20s. When I became a Grandma 5 years ago, I stopped coloring my hair and I am lucky to have pretty grey...
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    I was totally off on the title. It is Gardening...

    I was totally off on the title. It is Gardening Without Work: for the Aging, the Busy, and the Indolent by Ruth Stout. It is a great read even if you are not a gardener.
  24. I think this requires some honesty in the moment....

    I think this requires some honesty in the moment. In reply to any comment about your diet, I would say, "You seem to be kind of obsessed about what and when I eat. I am kind of worried about you. Is...
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    One thing I have learned from years of gardening...

    One thing I have learned from years of gardening is that we make it too hard on ourselves. The best thing you can do for your garden is to leave it alone, mostly. Maintain a thick layer of straw on...
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