Brandy Ellen Writes

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What You Need to Know About the Health Benefits of Quitting Drinking

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed and get social with me on Facebook and Twitter. Peek at my Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube. Check out my online resume here: LinkedIN. There are many benefits to quitting drinking, including social, mental and physical. You may not realize it at the time, but alcohol affects many parts of your body and well-being, far beyond just your liver. People who frequently drink often experience a decreased quality of life due to poor health caused by drinking. When you make the decision to quit drinking, you may be

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The Best Apple Desserts on the Internet

Fall will be here before you know it. Some people are all about that pumpkin spice, but this chick is all about apples. I love taking my trio apple picking in the fall. While the price is about comparable to what you buy in the store, we seem to get better tasting apples. I love supporting the local Wellward Orchards farm in Vermont every year.  I realized that we usually end up with a ton of applesauce. That’s the only thing I really can make off the top of my head with the apples we pick. This year I decided

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Three Ways You Can Improve Your Life By The End of The Year

As we approach the later months of the year, now is a chance to look back and evaluate how things have gone so far. How has your 2018 been? Have you achieved all that you wanted, or is there room for improvement? With plenty of time left until the calendar ticks over to 2019, take this as an opportunity to make the most of the year so you can look back without regrets. Here are some ideas for ways you can genuinely improve your life! photo   Volunteer Volunteers really do make the world a better place. You might not

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No Win, No Fee: The Risk-Free Way of Attorney Compensation Comes with These 4 Benefits

Things happen in life that are not fair, but sometimes those things deserve to be put right. When you or someone you love has received personal injury in a car accident, nursing home, medical practice, or other situation, you may be able to pursue a case against the person who caused those damages. In many cases, the victim of harm or neglect just accepts their injury, feeling that they simply can’t afford to hire an attorney to fight. However, many personal injury attorneys have what is called a “No Win, No Fee” compensation, or a contingency fee, making working with

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How to Win at Life

How to Win at Life

Many of my friends and family members are going through trying times. These trying times are both heartbreaking and quite stressful. I also am going through some challenging times dealing with something I’ve never had to face before. That’s simply part of life. I get that it’s sad, it’s stressful, it’s overwhelming and it can quite literally take you down for the count. The thing is you always have a choice. You can wallow in self-pity, let challenges consume you. You can make today the day that you choose to win at life. While there are heartbreaking times, stressful times

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When Compensation Is Due: What Is the Leading Cause of Truck Accidents and What Belongs to You If You’ve Survived One?

When Compensation Is Due: What Is the Leading Cause of Truck Accidents and What Belongs to You If You’ve Survived One?

Like the large rigs, commercial trucks present dangers to the smaller automobiles as well as the passengers they carry. The truck drivers need to be aware of such dangers and drivers of smaller vehicles need to take the necessary precautions when in the presence of large trucks. Minor driving errors such as failing to signal when taking a corner could lead to an accident when a trailer is involved. There are various causes of truck accidents you should know. The most common causes involve: Driver’s Fatigue While there has been a decrease in truck accidents over the past years, crashes

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Four Creative Hobbies to Take Up for Stress Relief

Four Creative Hobbies to Take Up for Stress Relief

An idle mind is the devil’s playground. Everyone needs an outlet for their thoughts, their frustrations, or their creativity. It’s part of human nature to express one’s self, to communicate emotions, dreams, and desires. But nowadays, most people work nine to five in a crucible, a coffin where their youth’s hopes remain buried, slowly sinking to oblivion from the weight of the world—the stress of life. Don’t let your dreams die. Find avenues where you can express yourself. Set your soul free from stress through any of these creative hobbies. Write a Journal One quick way of expressing one’s self

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Why I Don’t Want a DNA or Ancestry Test

Why I Don’t Want a DNA or Ancestry Test

This post contains affiliate links. The new popular thing to do is take an ancestry test using a DNA type sample that you mail into some facility. While this sounds really neat and I’ve enjoyed hearing my friends share their results, I personally don’t want one. Maybe it’s because I watch too many Forensic Files or other police type shows, but sending my DNA out to some facility just sounds sketchy to me. For example, I was watching Forensic Files one night and they used the DNA “log” to solve a cold case. This means police were able to access

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Just Take your Happy Back

Just Take your Happy Back

I believe human beings simply want to be happy. I believe every single one of us deserves to be happy. I also believe that happiness does not hurt others and it doesn’t bring down others. Happiness is something that emerges from deep within our soul. Happiness is something that spreads light to the world and allows our heart to feel whole. Happiness is an inside job, meaning that only you can figure out how to get happiness to emerge from deep within. Happiness Emerges from Deep Within Laugh Often Laughter has been missing from my life. I had no idea

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