14 Ways to Successfully Survive the Thrift Store

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Macklemore’s hit single “Thrift Shop” often gets credit for thrifting becoming mainstream or even cool. Thrifting is no longer considered embarrassing or associated with being poor!

But, before Macklemore hit the scene, there lived a society of people who connected because of their love of thrift. Hence #thriftsociety over 20,000 people sharing their thrifted finds, looks, repurposed pieces and inspirations. Modern day fashionista’s, hipsters and creatives are drawn to thrifting because it offers unique fashion at a great price. However thrifting still isn’t for everyone! Stay tuned for guidelines to help you survive your next thrifting trip!

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How to Make Vegan Curry

Vegan Curry Curry is a great cupboard cleaner – curries are great with potatoes (plain or sweet), zucchini, spinach, onions, lentils, beans, peppers, kale, chard, cauliflower… and bottled curry paste and canned coconut milk make the sauce easy. If you’re using light coconut milk and want to boost the coconut flavor even further without adding extra fat, add a teaspoon of coconut extract. Serve over steamed rice.

This is also a perfect meal if you want to eat vegan, dairy free or wheat or gluten free!

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Trent Shelton Speaks on Being Yourself

Motivational speaker Trent Shelton speaks on the importance of being yourself.  This powerful two minute video is vital to today’s youth.  So many of us seek validation from others on social media.  “Don’t let your life become other people’s opinions.” – Trent Shelton

Macklemore: The Biggest Grammy-Nominated, Platinum-Selling Paradox In Music

In the midst of one of his recent sold-out shows in the Theater at Madison Square Garden, Ben Haggerty—better known as one half of the superstar duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis—told the crowd a story.

That very morning, he said, he stripped naked and jumped into the frigid waters of the Hudson River. But after rubbing his eyes and looking back to the shore, he noticed a pair of thieves running away with his clothing. He swam back to the shore, at which point an old lady invited him to hop on her back. When he reminded her that he was completely naked, she told him not to worry: she was going to take him to the thrift shop.

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Why is SUBSTANCE Missing in so Many Relationships?


Too many people in today’s society use titles, money, and other man made items to gauge whether someone is worthy of their time.  Too often I hear the phrase “love don’t pay the bills.”  While this is true, does paid bills make you feel loved inside?  Is money a support system when you are down and need encouragement after a long day at work?  Can money show you affection?  Maybe it’s me, but the last time I checked you couldn’t cuddle or make love to a receipt.  Is it money and financial status you love, or companionship, loyalty, faithfulness, and mental stimulation?

It seems like so many people these days lack substance when it comes to their definition of love.  We live in a world where reality TV, social networks,  and other forms of media are brainwashing those who aren’t free thinkers.  People are being sold superficial lifestyles and they are missing out on true love by searching for something that doesn’t exist, an illusion. Continue reading