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  • Spent the long weekend submersed in nature with some of the most amazing friends 🙏🌱 I didn’t take my phone or my camera and girrrrrlllll it felt ...
  • Spent the long weekend submersed in nature with some of the most amazing friends 🙏🌱 I didn’t take my phone or my camera and girrrrrlllll it felt incredible to completely disconnect for a few days 😍 - Unplugging and indulging in experiences away from your normal day to day life without feeling guilty or anxious can be tricky.. but we all deserve the magic that it allows!! ✨💛 #taketimeforyourself #loveyourself #giveyourselfabreak
  • 182 9 9:44 PM Jun 12, 2018
  • This is brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! It's by author of My Mad Fat Teenage Diary @rae_earl who is our guest on The Surgery tonight on @bbcradio1...
  • This is brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! It's by author of My Mad Fat Teenage Diary @rae_earl who is our guest on The Surgery tonight on @bbcradio1 and it has also had a helping hand from my gorgeous friend and co-host @dr_radha I already can't put it down! And I've already got lip gloss all over the cover. Sorry Rae, this happens to everything that goes in my bag. I know you'll understand. #imamess #giveyourselfabreak ❤️❤️❤️
  • 120 1 10:43 AM Sep 20, 2017

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  • tag a pal who falls in this #trap 😏
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  • Move your #body 🤸🏾‍♀️
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We suggest you #move your body 3-4 times a week. And no, we don’t mean intense #workouts 3-4 times a week, because that c...
  • Move your #body 🤸🏾‍♀️ . We suggest you #move your body 3-4 times a week. And no, we don’t mean intense #workouts 3-4 times a week, because that can quickly feel like a chore. When #workingout feels like a chore, you know that you are no longer doing it for #selfcare. . Movement can be as simple as #stretching for 10 minutes, or it can be a full workout or #yoga class 🧘🏾‍♀️ . When you move, it helps to keep your emotions in check and it heals your body after sitting in front of the computer for long periods of time. . We #understand this can be a difficult concept if you’re used to using workouts as a form of #dieting / #bodyregulation, so make sure to be easy on yourself and #giveyourselfabreak with this. . . . #TakeCare 💆🏾‍♀️
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  • It's okay to have some time out sometimes! ✌🏻
  • It's okay to have some time out sometimes! ✌🏻
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  • Mommin’ ain’t easy! Remember, give grace to yourself. I’ve been asked before how I keep my house so clean with 4 kids and a husband who’s always tr...
  • Mommin’ ain’t easy! Remember, give grace to yourself. I’ve been asked before how I keep my house so clean with 4 kids and a husband who’s always traveling. I’ve heard comments like “You make it (being a mom of 4) look so easy.” I am NOT gloating! I am by no means a perfect momma. I DO lose my patience more than once a day and yell like a crazy person, to tell them to stop yelling🙈. That makes so much sense!😆 I’m thankful for neighbors who just act like they’ve never heard me😂. I have learned and changed up my strategies a gazillion times thru these 9 years of parenting. I’m going to tell you my two biggest secrets that could save your life, your time and your sanity. DO NOT OVER COMMIT YOURSELF! Just stop it. You can’t attend every single party, or girls night, or field trip. And guess what...the world won’t end. Your kid will still love you. And your friends will still love you. If you don’t feel like going out, then don’t do it. It’s okay to just stay home and stay in your comfy clothes🙋‍♀️. Second thing, DELEGATE DELEGATE DELEGATE!!! You know why my house stays semi-clean most of the time? Because I have 4 kids!!! (And also because I have a Roomba😜.) They vacuum, they clean bathrooms, they make beds, they wash dishes and put them away, they take out the trash, they do their laundry, they pick up dog 💩 . And guess what, there’s still plenty of time for them to be kids too, instead of spoiled brats. Not that they don’t ever act like spoiled brats😬. You get what I’m saying tho. Be a family! Family helps one another run a household. And if your kid doesn’t vacuum as good as you would, or make their bed ever so perfectly, or fold their clothes correctly and put them away nice and neat...so what! Does it really matter? The point is, they’re learning life skills, how to be responsible, and taking the load off of you. They’ll perfect all of those things along the way. So let go momma’s! It will feel so good!😘 . Photo cred @bubbleleephotos . . #momof4 #momlife #momminainteasy #inspire #chasingdreams #pilotwife #raisinghumans #delegate #letgo #slowdown #giveyourselfgrace #giveyourselfabreak #learnandgrow #teachthemyoung #workingmom #marriedlife
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  • Day 19: Happy Saturday!⛱ We’re escaping the city again for some Wisconsin goodness, so today was a hectic (but good) morning. 🗺 I could feel the “...
  • Day 19: Happy Saturday!⛱ We’re escaping the city again for some Wisconsin goodness, so today was a hectic (but good) morning. 🗺 I could feel the “stress of fun” welling up inside, and my body was telling me to take a break. I decided to take twenty minutes to meditate, and it was immensely helpful. 🙏 🧘🏻‍♀️ Unfortunately, I don’t always listen to my body when I should, but I am grateful I did. Today I am reminded of how important it is to listen to your gut feelings and take care of yourself when it’s needed. Trust yourself- you already have many of the answers you seek. I wish you peace and time for yourself this weekend. 💛 Give yourself a break today.
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  • Life is full of well-meaning imperfect people who will hurt you, and whom you will hurt. Work through the pain of what has happened, grieve what yo...
  • Life is full of well-meaning imperfect people who will hurt you, and whom you will hurt. Work through the pain of what has happened, grieve what you are going through and seek comfort and help as needed. Learn how to forgive yourself and others. Lack of forgiveness will keep you stuck in the past and will keep you imprisoned in your pain. You’ll need to learn to forgive yourself too. It’s normal to make mistakes and hurt others and yourself in the process. You can be a good friend to yourself by forgiving yourself for being human.
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  • It takes time, never give up! #persistence is the key💪🏻
  • It takes time, never give up! #persistence is the key💪🏻
  • 205 9 15 hours ago
  • Here is a little post about the scale. I would love to be able to throw the friggin’ thing away, but I’m not there yet. It’s hard after dieting dow...
  • Here is a little post about the scale. I would love to be able to throw the friggin’ thing away, but I’m not there yet. It’s hard after dieting down and getting really lean for my #summershredding competition to see the number on the scale go up when I allow myself a little leniency in my diet. I get fearful that I will fall off the rails completely and end up back where I started where I feel like shit about my body. I have had times in my life where I’ve struggled with eating disorders, being both overweight and underweight. I’m trying to create a balance between food tracking and treat days. I’m trying to not let a stupid number on a scale affect my mood or my feelings of self worth. I’m still thinking that weighing myself weekly is the sanest approach! #fitnessjourney #upsanddowns #screwthescale #balance #selflove #giveyourselfabreak #strongnotskinny #womenwholift #fitmom #mentalhealth #workinprogress #onedayatatime
  • 39 3 17 hours ago
  • Do you dare to stand out?
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And create your own trail?
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Or have you been taught to
behave ‘normal’ and not to
upset other people.
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To take their ...
  • Do you dare to stand out? - And create your own trail? - Or have you been taught to behave ‘normal’ and not to upset other people. - To take their potential thoughts and feelings into account? - And prioritize them above yours? - Cause, “What would they think?” - Or “What are they going to say about me when you act like that?" - Let’s be clear. - It’s your life and it’s up to you. - Don’t let fear drive your life. - Don’t let fear hold you back. - It’s all bullshit and you know it. - Other people don’t have a F**K to say about you, your life and your lifestyle. - And you should mind your own business too. - So STAND OUT, since you were born to do so. . . #standoutfromthecrowd #superchargeyourlife #alifetimeofhappiness
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  • I spotted this little butterfly whilst out in the garden the other day... On a day where I wasn’t feeling “me”. Like I couldn’t keep my head above ...
  • I spotted this little butterfly whilst out in the garden the other day... On a day where I wasn’t feeling “me”. Like I couldn’t keep my head above the water. A day where I couldn’t give 100% of myself to Ava and do everything else that was needed as well. A day where I was “perfectly imperfect”... I think this was nature’s way of saying just that and that it’s ok. 🦋🦋
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  • tag a #brave pal👦👧
  • tag a #brave pal👦👧
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  • Sorry for the lack of art content lately. Mentally, I haven’t been in the most solid place and really feeling discouraged in most things I’m doing....
  • Sorry for the lack of art content lately. Mentally, I haven’t been in the most solid place and really feeling discouraged in most things I’m doing. Having summer trips and tiny adventures with friends/family have been great distractions... until I have a day with nothing to do and/or my body is hating me! I’m in pain most days due to some medical issues and also therefore get really irritable so most of the time I find it best in trying to keep to myself. -Without going into great detail about all my issues I just wanted to make this post because I think all too often through social media we see people living and posting about their awesome lives. But what we see is only ever half the story and half their truth! Of course we post happy things cuz that’s what makes us happy and keeps us going! However, the truth is we never really know what people are actually going through and so it’s important to me to share this bit of realness. No one’s life is that damn perfect so don’t be fooled or caught up sad... we’re all out here struggling with something or faking it just enough to get through the day. -That being said, don’t be too hard on yourself! Love yourself as much as possible. Never compare yourself to others or feel down cuz you can’t keep up. We are all doing the best we can! 💜 #cisneenojada #cisne #swan #giveyourselfabreak #selfie #doingmybest #believeinyourself #loveyourself #atlartist #justme #atlantaartist #petitegirl #soul #nevercompareyourselftoothers #girlswithtattoos #gypsysoul #beautifulmess #keeptruckin #nevergiveup #lifeisaprocess #wanderer #artist #wildwoman #purplehair #tooreal #truth #beyourself #reallife
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  • Day 20 of my self-love journey.... Today, I had a few “anxious” moments and instead of letting my anxiety take over, I casted away all negative tho...
  • Day 20 of my self-love journey.... Today, I had a few “anxious” moments and instead of letting my anxiety take over, I casted away all negative thoughts and chose to turn them into positives. 💙 Have you given yourself a break today? #day20 #31daysofselflove #loveyoself #giveyourselfabreak
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  • Throwing out GIANT dueces to my Friday afternoon✌🏼✌🏼
Not a thing got accomplished. Well, to be fair- things got done, just not everything I had s...
  • Throwing out GIANT dueces to my Friday afternoon✌🏼✌🏼 Not a thing got accomplished. Well, to be fair- things got done, just not everything I had set out to do. . I was unmotivated, sore, exhausted, mentally drained. So instead of pushing my limits. I said ✌🏼Out FriDay. I will rest, I will find mentally clarity, talk to your peeps/laugh/smile, enjoy your littles, just relax and take time your body is saying it needs to recharge. . It is harder than can be expressed for me to slow down and not push myself to do EVERYTHING. But I have learned and really try to follow the cues my body sends when I need to relax, rest, recharge. If nothing more than mental health. Momma ain't happy, no one's happy😎 . Excited for a fun Friday Night with the family! Friday Game Night, Homemade Pizza and Wings, S'mores and popcorn are good for the Soul😍🤩🤗💜💜💜 . #fridaynightvibes #rest #breathe #giveyourselfabreak #lazyday #recharge #mentalhealth #bodyhealth #familynight #boardgames #pizzanight #homemade #summer #makingmemories #boymom #happylife #blessed
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  • Throw back to over two years ago!
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Looking at this picture now I realize I have come a long way. 
I used to be highly critical of myself. I woul...
  • Throw back to over two years ago! • • Looking at this picture now I realize I have come a long way. I used to be highly critical of myself. I would have looked at this picture and scrutinized all the things that could have been “better.” For example, my back foot is turned in slightly instead of being straight. I could have backed off and drawn my knee in closer to my midline to keep my hips more level. But this is where I was in that moment, and that’s okay! I think there will always be something you can improve upon in life but that doesn’t mean you’re not already good enough. Love yourself just as you are, right here, right now. • • • Today I look at this picture and I am thankful for my body, for my flaws, for the struggles and patients that got me to where I am today 💕 #throwback #yogaeverydamnday #backbends #heartopener #practiceandalliscoming #nevergiveup #youareperfectthewayyouare #giveyourselfabreak #practiceselflove #progress #growth #strength #inspiration #believe
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  • Day 18: This morning I was admiring a lovely air plant that I received as a birthday gift. 🌿 Not only is it beautiful, it is also incredibly easy ...
  • Day 18: This morning I was admiring a lovely air plant that I received as a birthday gift. 🌿 Not only is it beautiful, it is also incredibly easy to care for. Seeing it always brings me joy. 💚 Often the things that take the smallest effort are the ones we take for granted. 🎍Have you ever let a plant die and complained that you didn’t have a green thumb? Most likely you just didn’t take the time to water it, so it died. 🧚🏼‍♂️ Has life gotten so busy that we don’t have time for a 30 second task? (I’m guessing you’ve spent more than 30 seconds on your phone today.) Why are we so hurried that we forget what’s right in front of our eyes? 👁 👁 I think the answer is that we might not be seeing it. Take a moment to be present today. Give yourself ten minutes to be still, (even five will do.) Notice and observe what is right in front of you. Take a few minutes to give care to something you have neglected. There’s more time in the day than you think. 💭 Give yourself a break today.
  • 19 4 yesterday
  • No gym selfies this week. Instead this post comes to you direct from a tired mommy in messy room wearing a darth vader shirt and monkey pajama pant...
  • No gym selfies this week. Instead this post comes to you direct from a tired mommy in messy room wearing a darth vader shirt and monkey pajama pants. I crushed the gym last week and didn’t make it once this week. My oldest was in camp, my hubs was out of town, my car was in the shop, it rained everyday, and I mysteriously hurt my back. Lots of excuses, but I still could’ve worked out at home, I didn’t though, and it’s ok. The world didn’t end, my progress isn’t destroyed. Tomorrow is a new day, it’s gonna be just fine. #giveyourselfabreak #bodybybarbie #monkeypants #pjsallday #bedhairdontcare #crushitnextweek #mommylife
  • 31 4 yesterday
  • The top pick is the food I will eat today and the bottom pic is my workout clothes sitting right where I put them last night, untouched. So this mo...
  • The top pick is the food I will eat today and the bottom pic is my workout clothes sitting right where I put them last night, untouched. So this morning when the alarm went off to work out, I turned it off and went back to sleep. I kind of debate whether this the right choice at times. Getting up and working out would wake me up but I typically am still tired later. I have learned that if I am tired, I eat poorly which undoes my workout. So for this day, I will focus on healthy eating and I will make getting some rest a priority. If I’m tired, I am just not the best me! #tiredmama #eatright #giveyourselfabreak #anotherday #zyiarep
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  • Weekend mood. What are activities that you can do this weekend for yourself that are more nurturing? We spend so much of our weeks either being pro...
  • Weekend mood. What are activities that you can do this weekend for yourself that are more nurturing? We spend so much of our weeks either being productive or putting the pressure on ourselves to be. What can you do this weekend to R E S T? Even if you have obligatory activities on the agenda, you can still find time to tend to your needs. Sleeping in for an extra 20 minutes? Mini Netflix marathon on Sunday? Lights out a little earlier than usual? Getting out in nature with a good book and blanket (and your best starfish sprawl for a nap after a few pages 🤷🏻‍♀️)? Find what makes sense for you and DO IT! Wishing you a restful, present weekend! . . . #mentalhealth #wellbeing #selfcare #rest #relax #mindfulness #recharge #therapist #therapy #giveyourselfabreak #noshame #weekendvibes #fridaymood
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  • A friendly reminder as we head into the weekend ...
  • A friendly reminder as we head into the weekend ...
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  • #creativeinspiration "In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, the...
  • #creativeinspiration "In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions. When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence? Dancing, singing, storytelling, and silence are the four universal healing salves and where we have stopped them is where we have experienced the loss of soul." Gabrielle Roth Ask yourself these questions and see what comes up for you💖 stunning video via @sallymustang
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  • Oh hey ladies 👋
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Let’s talk about those baby bellies!! You know the ones we love and adore while the baby is still in there but after the baby is...
  • Oh hey ladies 👋 . Let’s talk about those baby bellies!! You know the ones we love and adore while the baby is still in there but after the baby is out we quickly realize that everything cute about that bump transferred to your precious cargo?! . . Yes! THAT baby belly. I want to share my journey with you and my newest program start to finish and that starts here with accepting that a year post partum with csection baby #2 — things aren’t that sexy. ( #workinprogress) . That’s ok, though! You know why?! This body was stretched to the max - and it did not break - it was cut, it was sewn back together, it has gone through sleep deprivation, it has gone through binge eating, it has gone through mindless eating, and it has gone through MOSTLY clean eating for 12 months since my second was born. I am strong!! Why is it we assume it should look as good as A Victoria secret’s model so soon?! . PRESSURE!!!!! That really no one puts on ourselves but us!!! Stop being your own worst enemy. . Can I give you permission to let it go and embrace the time you need to heal and recover? (And even celebrate where you are in this very moment of your journey!) . I am working daily to give myself permission so let’s do it together!! It’s not easy all the time, we’re human.... but isnt it easier to just lift each other up instead tear our own self down? . If this helped you or if you feel it will help someone else who needs to give themselves some grace and permission, comment below or tag your friend! I just want to send an #instahug Your way, Ok?! We got this! . . And remember - everyone is too busy worrying about themselves to be worrying about you so hug yourself, love yourself, and be unapologetically YOU!! . . . . #postpartum #postpartumfitness #postpartumbody #stretchmarks #stretchmarksarebeautiful #saggyskin #breastfeedingmama #csectionmom #secondtimearound #csectionrecovery #csection #csectionbelly #lovetheskinyourein #oneyearpostpartum #workingmothers #extraskin #hugtime #highfive #positivebodyimage #positivebody #positiveenergy #giveyourselfabreak #giveyourselfpermission #beyou #beunapologeticallyyou #transparency
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  • It's a simple law.
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If you're focussing on
what you don't want,
it will occur.
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The more you hesitate,
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And the bigger your
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  • It's a simple law. - If you're focussing on what you don't want, it will occur. - The more you hesitate, the more you will. - And the bigger your fear grows. - Fair of failing, or missing out. - Just f**king do it. - Surprise yourself. - And honor your courage. - You're a HERO my friend. . . #dare #alifetimeofhappiness #superchargeyourlife
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  • I woke up feeling distracted and a little down on myself this morning. BUT since happiness is a choice I chose to practice my daily ritual and spok...
  • I woke up feeling distracted and a little down on myself this morning. BUT since happiness is a choice I chose to practice my daily ritual and spoke aloud some positive affirmations and I feel like I’m finally back on the right track heading to happy town. 🚂 - I’ve come to terms with the part of my personality that feels like I’m never doing enough. It’s a part of me that will always be there, I just have to tell it “thanks for the reminder, but I’ve got this and you aren’t welcome in my office today. Mmmkay bye!” - Today my challenge is to focus on the present moment instead of having a “perfectly productive day.” It’s a process. I’ll let you know how it goes. 💋🙃
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  • Tag a #pervy 😂
  • Tag a #pervy 😂
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  • Day 17: Why do we love to complain so much? 🤔 It’s become part of our culture to complain to each other and claim “I’m just venting.” 😤 There’s a...
  • Day 17: Why do we love to complain so much? 🤔 It’s become part of our culture to complain to each other and claim “I’m just venting.” 😤 There’s a difference between getting advice from friends and loved ones, and dominating the conversation with constant complaints. 🎭 We all have that person in our life who thinks their problems are bigger than everyone else’s- they’re the ones who never ask how YOU are doing. 🌋 We’ve become accustomed to one upping each other with our problems and then toasting these issues in a twisted victory. 🍷 Why oh why are we doing this to ourselves? 🌸 Usually the more we complain, the worse we feel. 😳 It makes sense- the more we talk about an issue, the more it’s on our mind, and the more time we spend obsessing over it. I had a job for years that I came home and complained about everyday. This not only took a toll on me, but my partner as well. That was a moment of awakening. ✨ I made a conscious decision to leave work at work, and my life changed. It took practice, but eventually I was able to completely leave that part of my life where it belonged- at the office. 💼 When we make conscious decisions to let go of negativity, we create space for positivity and light in our lives. ⛅️🌤☀️ Give yourself a break today.
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  • A lot of people engage
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Good or bad.
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Right or wrong.
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Strong or vulnerable.
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Stupid or smart.
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  • A lot of people engage in black and white thinking. - Good or bad. - Right or wrong. - Strong or vulnerable. - Stupid or smart. - People will usually identify with one side of a polarity and call it “me” or who they are. - As soon as they identify with one side of a polarity, then the other side will automatically be a “not me”. - Then they rate their essence or overall self as good. - If the person identifies with being intelligent or a strong person, then stupidity or vulnerability will be threatening to their sense of self and result in anxiety. - Don’t end up in either/or camp. - Adopt a both/and perspective. . . Credits to #jurgenrasmussen . #blackandwhitethinking #radicalimpactcoaching
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