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    As someone who has lost her mother and has a ton of photos of her, I can tell you that I very rarely look at the pictures. It is the memories of the love that matter, not the photographs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Owly View Post
    As someone who has lost her mother and has a ton of photos of her, I can tell you that I very rarely look at the pictures. It is the memories of the love that matter, not the photographs.
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    Am sure that your children do not need any photos to remember the hugs, kisses and love that you gave them.
    All good to know. I spent alot of years just trying to disappear. I am so glad that woman is gone and those days are behind me. (I guess she really did disappear... and now they are stuck with me in her place!!) haha

    Okay back to your regularly scheduled debate regarding fads on the forum
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    The personal stories are just as important as the heated debates IMO. I haven't had children or lost my mother - so what the hell do I know? I enjoy participating in forums for the personal stories as much as anything, if I am honest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paleo-bunny View Post
    The personal stories are just as important as the heated debates IMO. I haven't had children or lost my mother - so what the hell do I know? I enjoy participating in forums for the personal stories as much as anything, if I am honest.
    Same here..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knifegill View Post
    I see what you mean. Power to you.
    I agree. I didn't mean to say I wouldn't take a "quick fix" if I could find one either. I have considered doing the potato thing myself. I guess I just meant I think that's why the "hacks" are popular, sort of back to SB's original question... It can be hard to feel like you're creeping toward your goals rather than sprinting. I'm in the same boat.
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    'the cultivating friendships and other spiritually uplifting crap'?

    Glad to hear you are embracing the whole program ... not.
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    Not entirely sure I'm getting your exact focus, but three things spring to mind:

    1) Many people are not willing to invest hard work over a few months. The payoff has to be near-immediate.

    2) Too many people creating their own interpretations of primal/paleo/ancestral. It's easier to go wild when the guidelines are wishy-washy.

    3) Once people adopt primal/paleo, they are dumping "common wisdom", or "the establishment". Some folks take that way too far and think that it's all valid, as long as it's "alternative". Baby and bathwater kind of thing. So they adopt crap with chakras and humors, stuff like that.

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    Spirituality is nonsense.

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    Yea and I ate a cookie today. You are one-upped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyNull View Post
    Not entirely sure I'm getting your exact focus, but three things spring to mind:

    1) Many people are not willing to invest hard work over a few months. The payoff has to be near-immediate.

    2) Too many people creating their own interpretations of primal/paleo/ancestral. It's easier to go wild when the guidelines are wishy-washy.

    3) Once people adopt primal/paleo, they are dumping "common wisdom", or "the establishment". Some folks take that way too far and think that it's all valid, as long as it's "alternative". Baby and bathwater kind of thing. So they adopt crap with chakras and humors, stuff like that.
    On number three: This could also read "Once people adopt primal/paleo, they are dumping 'common wisdom'" into primal/paleo, and incorporating CW into primal/paleo principles. For example when people call it a "diet" or talk about "cheats."
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