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Bagna Cauda

How To: 1. Wash and prepare the vegetables. Break the chicory down into individual leaves and slice the fennel and celery into crudités. Make sure that they are nice and dry by patting with a clean towel. Keep them somewhere cool until ready to serve.
2. Melt the butter or ghee in a saucepan, add the anchovies, parsley and cayenne and cook gently until the anchovies dissolve into the butter.
3. Add the crème fraîche, 250 ml water and the garlic and slowly bring to the boil. Lower the heat and gently simmer for 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until reduced by half, then blend.
4. Test a crudité in the mixture to check the consistency. If the flavour isn’t intense enough, then simmer a little longer to reduce and thicken.
5. Serve in a warm dish over a candle or in a fondue pot, swirling through the extra virgin olive oil kept earlier from the anchovies. If the sauce begins to separate, give it a little whisk.
6. Dip the vegetables into the Bagna Cauda and enjoy!
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11 ways to relieve stress

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How to relieve stress
Do you feel overwhelmed? Do you feel like everything your doing is an ongoing battle and your not sure what to do? I want to share with you a few ways to relieve stress, and to become a happier you.




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Meditation Meditation brings short-term stress relief. There are many different forms of meditation to try each one is unique and brings its own appeal. With practicing meditation, you will feel fantastic. Meditation  before bed is a great way to help calm the nerves and to help you sleep better. Put on some calming music, and take deep breaths.The relaxation response technique consists of the silent repetition of a word, sound, or phrase while sitting quietly with eyes closed for 10 to 20 minutes. This should be done in a quiet place free of distractions. Sitting is preferred to lying down in order to avoid falling asleep. Relax your muscles starting with the feet and progressing up to your face. Breathe though your nose in a free and natural way.
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Starting a Routine : Fitness Goals for 2019

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Reaching your fitness goals for 2019



It's a New Year, and if your reading this more than likely your looking for a new you. Is 2019 your year to get back in shape. Find your motivation with these simple steps. Why do you want to start a fitness routine? Are you looking for ways to relieve stress?  Would you like to trim down that extra weight or do you simply feel your health slipping away? Lets review a few key point so you can decide for yourself.
Anything we do requires motivation. Let's look at what motivation really is. - Finding a purpose  - Realizing your desires -Surround yourself -Accountability - Taking action
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Even the most ambitious can find it difficult to stay motivated. We all struggle sticking to our goals. If we stay focused its amazing what we can achieve. When you find your motivation, and stay focused on your goals. Visualize the results you have set for yourself. Surround yourself with peoples energy that will help make a big impact on your journey, and…

Top 10 Self Help for a Better 2019 (Self Improvement)

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Self - improvement is very important.  I'ts never to late to change there are many ways that you can change what we do in our daily lives. I'm gonna share some ways that you could improve on yourself if you're willing to make that change.
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Loving yourself is the first most important key to find happiness. With loving yourself , accept yourself as you are. See yourself as the person you are, because nobody is gonna love you more than yourself. Accept your flaws no body's perfect. Believe you can do anything, nothing is impossible. You might just surprise yourself.
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If you wake up early everyday and have a set routine. Enjoy a cup of water after you wake up to get a little motivation. Take at least ten minutes out of your morning  to exercise. Exercising will help you get motivated and to be more healthier. Take the time to go to the gym maybe three to four times a week. or take a Zumba class, or simply do w…

Feeling the Music - Top 10 Most Relatable Songs

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Lose Control - Russ
 Without Me - Halsey
 Warrior - Demi Lovato
 See You Again - Carrie Underwood Start Over - FLAME Feat.NF
 The Champion - Carrie Underwood

 My Immortal - Evanescence
 Head Above Water - Avril Lavigne
 The Climb - Miley Cyrus
 Invincable - Kelly Clarkson

Lose control-Russ


She's falling but she doesn't think he'll catch her
Cause her last relationship was a disaster
Accusations everyday she didn't know why
All her calls would be ignored he's on his own time
Shoulda' ended it before it started
All she ever got was broken hearted
He was cheating on her tryna' flip it
Back on her like a victim
Now she's all alone and starting over
Now she's got baggage on her shoulder
Read more: Russ - Losin Control Lyrics | MetroLyrics
This song has a lot of meaning to my life in a way. I've been in relationships to where I was falling, but I have always had trust issues. I feel hard every time not catching myself. I have always been ignored, and he would show up when …

Parenting from around the world

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Parenting from a Different Angle
There really is no perfect, fool-proof way to raise children. What helps your child, may hender another.
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I believe the typical parents do the best they can. This can vary tremendously based on region, religion and beliefs. You can try, try and try some more, but at the end of it all. Do what you feel is right. Let's take a look at various traditions around the world.
Denmark
According to statistics, children of Denmark are much less likely to cry their way through the babying phase of childhood. It is seemingly due to the responsive tendencies of parents in this region of the world. 
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Attributing to this equation may have something to do with prolonged maternity leave. Danish mothers are permitted a month of maternity leave and an entire year after birth. The younger years of a child's life seem to be so crucial. It seems obvious why these practices could have such a big effect on fussy tendencies of danish children.
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