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Crystal Stranaghan
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the intersection of stories, people and the pursuit of happiness
the intersection of stories, people and the pursuit of happiness

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I’m not sure how many times I’ve seen that video showing the 2 ingredient pancakes on facebook. You know the one – one banana and 2 eggs = glorious pancakes.  I was skeptical, to say the least. Which is why I’ve seen the video dozens of times and never…

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My name is Crystal, and I’m a nail biter. It’s been 46 days since I quit nail biting, and I’m holding strong. This may not seem like a big deal to some of you (others of you out there, you are now glued to the screen wondering how I did it). Because let’s…

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Are you a team player or do you prefer to tackle projects on your own? Whether you are a seasoned teammate or not, there is tremendous value in collaboration.  It doesn’t matter if you join together on a work-related project or a task at home; the reward…

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When you have a lot going on, it’s easy to forget to take time for yourself. While powering through may seem like the most productive option, even a five minute break can make a big difference. You’ll come back refreshed, recharged, and ready to rock…

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I’m a runner, a weightlifter, and an occasional yogi. Some days my workout is chasing my toddler or playing with my dogs. I like to mix it up, but whatever I’m doing to get moving, there’s one thing that I’m consistent about. Stretching. It doesn’t matter…

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I’ve been cleaning up my office in preparation for the shiny new year, and I discovered something that has been tucked away on a shelf for quite some time. A couple years ago I bought a 5 year gratitude journal, and was dutifully filling it out each night…

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The alarm goes off and I’m jolted out of sleep. It’s still pitch black outside, my husband is snoring peacefully beside me, my dogs are warming my feet, and I think to myself… Why? Why on earth am I forcing myself to get up at 5:30 am? And yet, my feet…

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When you say margarita, many people picture the bottle of neon pre-mix you find at the grocery store. Others probably think of the blender drinks you can find at most chain restaurants and pubs. Still others might just have a visceral negative reaction to…

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The one thing we can never make more of, is time. I don’t remember who said that, but I do remember the deep feeling of panic that washed over me the first time I heard and really understood that. But it did have a positive effect, which was to make me…

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The single most interesting experiment in money management that I’ve ever been a part of was when my husband and I gave ourselves a year to get out of debt after investing an inordinate amount of money in our publishing company. That’s a story for another…
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