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Amber Benson

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We repeat patterns. We get those old neural pathways ingrained in our grey matter and the synapses just keep firing over and over again, sending us down the same roads, inflicting us with the same feelings and habits until they're all we know.

That's why change frightens us. It resets those neural pathways, creates more of them, restructures how we think and feel. Change can often be a good thin... Read more of this blog post »
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“There is so much more to this world then outward appearances. Our society basks in the illusion of normalcy every day, and hides from the truth every night.”
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Realitycheck Thanks for the friending, please feel free to check out my bookshelves, quotes, friends and groups for things that might interest you or you read and forgot about.

message 5: by Alejandro (last edited Dec 15, 2013 11:47AM)

Alejandro Thank you so much for accepting my friend request!

Happy reading!

Richard Novak 'Cat's Claw' arrived today. Up to the top of my reading list:)

Love & blessings

Aiyana *squee* Thank you for friending me back! I confess, I haven't gotten around to reading "Death's Daughter" yes, but it's pretty high on my list.

I'm intrigued to see that you read so much Literature-- that's rare these days. I confess, voracious reader that I am, I still often take way too long to get around to the classics. I didn't even read Jane Eyre until I had to for the sake of understanding Jasper Fforde's "The Eyre Affair"! Silly me.

-Aiyana (your fan from Borders in San Diego)

Jeannie Faulkner Barber Good morning Amber and thank you for being a friend!

Bradley Hello Amber, I hope you are having a good day! =)

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