Life After Loss: A Puzzling Future

The other day, I was asked to share an unanticipated aspect of losing a parent, “something they never tell you.” The subject hit me odd at first. There’s no doubt that endless volumes have been written on losing a loved one. Most of what has been covered for millennia, is about dealing with the emotions of hurt, anger, sadness, fear, depression, anxiety - along with hope, love, and letting go.

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Eating Clean Transformed Her Body, Now She Wants to Help You Do the Same

You’d never know it by looking at her now, but Lurin Carlin wasn’t always the most “food conscious”.

About 10 years ago, when she was newly married and spending time with her in-laws, Lurin realized her husband’s family stuck to a pretty “clean” diet. Completely organic, ton of fruits and vegetables. This was a foreign concept to Lurin, and she took a pass on cleaning up her poor diet for a while. Her mother-in-law, however, really encouraged her to cut sugar and processed foods from her daily meals.

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Passion and Purpose: Raleigh Yoga Instructor Finding Joy in the Journey

I will never forget being 16, riding around with my dad, and the 20 questions he’d ask to try and ferret out what I wanted to “be when I grew up.” It was a humorous conversation because at the time, all I could tell him is what I didn’t want.

Not cut out for the 9-5 - working in an office gives me anxiety - variety : I can’t do the same thing every day and call it a life - travel included, but not too much - I love having a home and my people and my animals close.

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Surprise Engagement at WRAL Gardens in Raleigh

Jacob wanted to surprise Sam with a once in a lifetime moment, by surprising her, and popping the big question at WRAL’s Azalea Gardens. Jacob secretly enlisted the help of Sam’s mom, Margaret, to help devise a plan.

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How To Style (And Wear) Biker Shorts

I have to admit, when I first began to notice biker shorts making their presence known within the fashion world, I looked the other way, turning a cold shoulder at what seemed like a ridiculous trend.  These spandex style shorts have always been meant to support the bums of cyclists. They had no place in the world of street style. Then Kim K. rocked them, and well, the rest is history.

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Megan Head
The Friesian Kind

The Triangle area has a vibrant equestrian subculture, however, not many people own Friesians. Friesians originated in the Netherlands. Though the breed is generally known for their black coats, Friesians can also be chestnut or bay. Friesians nearly became extinct on several occasions throughout history, but these days, the breed is growing in numbers and popularity.

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Creatives of Carolina: A Passion for Collaboration

On the evening of June 1st, a new local networking group called Creatives of Carolina, held their first meetup at JC Raulston Arboretum. This inaugural event was open to anyone who considers themselves a “creative,” or simply curious about the group. The meetup attracted approximately 75 local creatives and was considered a huge success by the organizers.

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Put a Pin in It

Invented nearly a century ago by San Francisco-based cosmetics manufacturer, Luis Marcus, bobby pins were created to tame one of the most iconic haircuts of the 1920s, known as the “bob”.

Through the decades, bobby pins have mainly been tucked and hidden within elaborate hairdos, to keep them in place. Though decorative versions of these hairpins have been around for some time, a recent trend is to wear multiple, fancier pins, in geometric formations.

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Spring Accessories You'll Obsess Over!

Well, aren’t we all glad that spring finally decided to show up?! For some parts of the country, this winter was brutal…luckily us North Carolinians have it pretty easy. I grew up in Upstate NY, and the winters were no joke. We had snow delays on my college graduation day, which was in early May. But regardless of where you live in the country, I think we are always excited to be able to change our wardrobes over for the new season! With temps warming up nicely, it’s time to start thinking about all the fun rompers, dresses, shorts and tanks, and then of course all the little accessories we can throw into the mix! 

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