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If you’re reading this, you’re probably already interested in detoxing through diet.

  • to lose weight
  • decrease your sugar intake
  • shed toxins from foods
  • determine food sensitivities
  • decrease heavy metal exposure
  • take a break from alcohol or caffeine.

Whatever your reason, I’ve done it too, and I’d like to share my story with you and how I made it through my detox time.


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Overwhelm at work can vary.


Try these four career tips

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What do you want to be when you grow up? This question has been asked of many people. It’s one I’ve thought about many times as a young girl, a woman, and after settling on a career.


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I’m at the bottom of a pool. Cement bricks poured around my ankles and feet. A straight jacket pulling tighter and tighter around my torso. Securing my arms into my chest until they feel like one and the same. Holding my breath and seeing legs above me. My struggle becomes frantic, erratic, and fruitless. My muscles fill with lactic acid; fatigue.


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To me, wines are an experience, a shared moment.


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Cheryl St. John, the author of Writing with Emotion, Tension, and Conflict (Writers Digest Books, 2013), writes, “You can’t write a book and then go back later and try to add conflict.”


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Perhaps, I’m not considered a real writer. I don’t have an official degree in writing. So far, the most money I’ve made on my writing has been a big ole .84 cents writing on Medium (which I’m proud of). It would seem I don’t have the credibility to dish out advice or tell my story.


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I thought writing a novel would be too much for a person with a family, two children, a full-time job, among other responsibilities.


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Most of us had some downtime during our state-mandated lockdowns. Or whatever version of social distancing was encouraged in your state during this ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic.


If You’re Interested in Changing Careers, Read This Book

My book collection of “What Color Is Your Parachute?”

When I hated my job, what I loved the most was Friday’s at 5:01 pm, when I’d push away from my desk, jump out of my swivel chair, and walk out of the building into the beautiful outside world. I felt giddiness in my stomach, and I was filled with relief and the possibility of freedom.

Amie DeStefano

We are in this together. Let’s create and connect. I enjoy the creative process, writing, learning, and helping others. amiedestefano.com

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