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Sarah Cooper
Works at Days End Studio
Attended Algonquin College
Lived in Ottawa
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I did this last year and am looking forward to it again... 
DO IT!!!
You will thank yourself 
 
FREE 21 Day Painting Meditation Challenge starts July 1st. NO painting experience necessary--just a desire to expand your mind and soul. http://whitneyfreya.com/21-day-painting-meditation-challenge #21daypaintingmeditation
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Art workings from those living at Day's End... That House at the end of the street where Creativity Lives. We may all share a BAD case of ADAD (Attention Deficit Art Disorder)... but We're not suffering! Monday, May 25, 2015. Week 21: Multi-Journal (May 18th - 24th). Week 21: Multi-Journal (May ...
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Art workings from those living at Day's End... That House at the end of the street where Creativity Lives. We may all share a BAD case of ADAD (Attention Deficit Art Disorder)... but We're not suffering! Monday, May 11, 2015. Week 19: Multi-Journal (May 4th - 10th). Week 19: Multi-Journal (May ...
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Art workings from those living at Day's End... That House at the end of the street where Creativity Lives. We may all share a BAD case of ADAD (Attention Deficit Art Disorder)... but We're not suffering! Monday, April 27, 2015. Week 17: Multi-Journal (April 20th - 26th) ...
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You've heard of the 80:20 rule. 80% of the time focus on your strict diet and exercise routine and 20% of the time, don't worry about it. And the 80%, it's usually filled with lots of difficult to follow and remember rules, and generally includes a fair bit of sacrifice and restriction.

Well I've got a different ratio to sell you on today. It's the 95:5 ratio, and if you follow it, you can ignore every new fad diet, every well-intentioned friendly lifestyle zealot, and every supplement huckster out there. 

Here goes.

Focus 95% of your healthy living energies on:
Cooking your meals from fresh whole ingredients while minimizing restaurant meals and ultra-processed foods (and remember too "minimize" is a relative term and one that you can continually improve upon but need not start at awesome), and then eating those meals free from distractions and ideally with friends or family.
Exercising as often and as much as you can enjoy, and ideally more days of the week than not, while still remembering if all you can find are short bursts, they're good too.
Not smoking
Cultivating good night sleeps (dark, cool and quiet rooms, no screens right before bed, set sleep times, no caffeine past noon, rare alcohol within 3 hours of bed time would be a good start)
When indulging, asking first if it's worth it, and second what's the smallest amount you need to be happy?
Drinking alcohol only in moderation (1 daily for women, 2 for men)
Nurturing your friendships and relationships
As to what makes up the remaining 5%? Well it's everything else. It's stuff like "best" diets, "right" exercises, organic fruits and vegetables, grass-fed meats, ancient grains, supplements, cleanses, and all that other minutia that people spend so much time agonizing over despite the very real likelihood that even were all those things scientifically, demonstrably, useful (most aren't), in a best case scenario, when compared with the impact of the 95%, that 5% might increase a person's quantity of life by a few days or weeks, while agonizing over that 5% would definitely suck away a whole pile of quality.

Life's too short to worry about the minutia of healthful living and if you're looking for the best bang for your healthful living buck, look to the unsexy, but incredibly beneficial, 95%. 
Dr. Yoni Freedhoff"s obesity medicine take on health, weight loss and life in general
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I did this last year and am looking forward to it again... 
DO IT!!!
You will thank yourself 
 
FREE 21 Day Painting Meditation Challenge starts July 1st. NO painting experience necessary--just a desire to expand your mind and soul. http://whitneyfreya.com/21-day-painting-meditation-challenge #21daypaintingmeditation
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Art workings from those living at Day's End... That House at the end of the street where Creativity Lives. We may all share a BAD case of ADAD (Attention Deficit Art Disorder)... but We're not suffering! Monday, June 8, 2015. Week 23: Multi-Journal (June 1st - 7th). Week 23: Multi-Journal (June ...
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Art workings from those living at Day's End... That House at the end of the street where Creativity Lives. We may all share a BAD case of ADAD (Attention Deficit Art Disorder)... but We're not suffering! Monday, June 1, 2015. Week 22: Multi-Journal (May 25th - 31st). Week 22: Multi-Journal (May ...
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Art workings from those living at Day's End... That House at the end of the street where Creativity Lives. We may all share a BAD case of ADAD (Attention Deficit Art Disorder)... but We're not suffering! Monday, May 18, 2015. Week 20: Multi-Journal (May 11th - 17th). Week 20: Multi-Journal (May ...
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Art workings from those living at Day's End... That House at the end of the street where Creativity Lives. We may all share a BAD case of ADAD (Attention Deficit Art Disorder)... but We're not suffering! Monday, May 4, 2015. Week 18: Multi-Journal (April 27th - May 3rd) ...
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Mixed Media Artist
Employment
  • Days End Studio
    Artist and Owner, 2013 - present
  • KeepSake's Crafts
    Chief Cook & Bottle Washer, 2002 - 2013
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Previously
Ottawa
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Mixed Media Artist and Owner: Days End Studio and Human... most days.
Introduction
Mixed-Media Artist, Mommy to 4 VERY active Boys, married to Greg and friend to many...
As an artist I specialize in re-purposed items.
My motto: Reduce, Reuse, Redecorate.
Often referred to as having A.D.A.D. (Attention Deficit Art Disorder) because I’m always up to something Art-sy... thanks to my rampant ADD. ;O)

In any *free* time I can be found reading, a lot, perhaps too much... making costumes, working on props for our Steampunk and other Family Cosplay Adventures or snuggling with our House Bunny: Hope.
Sell my Art on Etsy:Store
Blogging: Scrapbooking is Cheaper than Therapy
Bragging rights
2 pieces of Artwork published in Quotes Illustrated by Lesley Riley: http://www.daysendstudio.blogspot.ca/2013/11/my-art-has-been-published.html Being republished by North Light, under the new title: Inspirational Quotes Illustrated. Due out: November 2014 Artist on the www.LandfillArt.org Global Artist Project (Art: Displayed or Touring, Book: TBD), Published in Scrapbooking News & Reviews and Scrapbooking.com
Education
  • Algonquin College
    Developmental Services Worker (DSW)
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Female
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Other names
Sarah Elliott (maiden)