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Allison Vesterfelt is the author of Packing Light, a book about learning to live life with less. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband Darrell. You can follow her daily on Twitter or Facebook.

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The Truly Awful Part About Food Allergies (and How I Got Over It)

(1) Comments | Posted May 5, 2014 | 11:00 AM

If it were up to me, I'd rather not talk about my food allergies. It didn't used to be that way. When I was first diagnosed, I was happy to explain all the time. I finally felt some relief from the pain I had been in for so long, and...

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A Letter of Hope for Those Who Dread Their Jobs

(7) Comments | Posted March 15, 2014 | 5:35 PM

You hate your job. You try to pretend like you don't but you do. You get in the car every morning, with your coffee in hand, and take a deep breath. Right there, in the quiet of your front seat, you have the same conversation with yourself day after day....

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10 Things I Gave Up to Get Out of Debt

(1) Comments | Posted December 17, 2013 | 4:06 PM

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For the past year and a half, my husband and I have been on a mission to get out of debt. I took on a huge loan for graduate school, my husband had a small loan from his undergraduate and,...

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3 Things I Wish I Would Have Known Before I Took on School Debt

(109) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 11:33 AM

As the author of a book about chasing your dreams, and a happy dream-chaser myself, I have conversations with people, on virtually a daily basis, about what they dream of doing, what's getting in their way, and what it would take for them to take the leap and create a...

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This Is What It Looks Like to Give Up Everything

(28) Comments | Posted October 23, 2013 | 12:22 PM

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This is my real couch.

The actual one. The one sitting in my living room (and by living room, I mean the small "not-the-kitchen, not-the-bedroom, not-the-bathroom" room where my husband and I eat food, read, play games and...

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