How to get your Instagram photos to automatically show up on Twitter

Be Inspired July 27, 2015
How to get your Instagram photos to show up on Twitter

A few years ago, Twitter decided to stop showing Instagram photos directly in the feed. These days, when you share from Instagram, all you see is a description and a link. And because Twitter is becoming much more image-heavy (tweets with images get 18% more clicks, 89% more favorites, and 150% more retweets*), you want to be able to engage followers with actual photos instead of links. There is a…

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Quinoa Caprese Salad

Be Healthy, Gluten-Free, Recipes, Salads July 20, 2015
Bursting with flavors of summer! Quinoa Caprese Salad | InspiredRD.com #glutenfree #salad

The shifting schedule of baseball season make it easy to get lazy in the kitchen. If I’m not careful, I can easily snack my way through the days and rarely sit down to a real meal. That’s why I love making cold salads like this one. I can throw it together one afternoon, then eat it for the next few days. This salad is the perfect mix of summer flavors…

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3 things that help with chronic pain

Be Inspired July 17, 2015
3 things that help with chronic pain | InspiredRD.com

I have written about chronic pain before. It can be exhausting and feel never-ending, and there are times when all I can do is lay down and cry. But this week the pain has been more of a nuisance than an all out assault. More of a ball and chain than a bulldozer. And I’m learning a few things about how to find peace in the midst of pain. How…

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Let’s stop comparing birth stories

Be Inspired, Family July 15, 2015
So let’s stop comparing and competing with our birth stories. Instead, let’s champion each other. Let’s look each other in the eye and say, “Well done, brave woman!”

It was April 19, 2007 when I waddled into my third checkup in less than a week. At just under 39 weeks pregnant, my blood pressure was creeping up, and they wanted to keep an eye on it. I looked into the mirror and hardly recognized my pudgy cheeks and swollen eyes. Glancing down at my feet spilling out of a pair of Crocs, I pressed a thumb into my…

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Thankfulness Lately

Be Inspired, Thankfulness Lately July 13, 2015
Thankfulness Lately | InspiredRD.com

I have had a rough few days health-wise. Autoimmune issues like to show up and kick my butt sometimes. And while my first instinct is to wallow and wail, I try hard not to get stuck in that pit for very long. I may not have control over the pain, but I do have control over my attitude. So today I lift my eyes and give thanks for the beauty…

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What is your default?

Be Inspired July 10, 2015
What is your default activity?

A friend recently commented that she hoped my time in Montana was as refreshing for me as it was last summer. So far it isn’t, and I keep wondering why. It finally hit me that I have been exchanging moments of rest and relaxation for moments in front of a tiny screen. It makes sense. I miss my friends, I miss adult interaction when Jeff is on the road or…

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36 on my 36th

Be Inspired July 2, 2015
36 Things about Me | InspiredRD.com

For my 36th birthday, I’m sharing 36 things about me. Here is everything you never wanted to know. 1. For the better part of this past year, I thought I was already 36. So I guess that makes this a bonus year? 2. I love to eat breakfast, but I hate to make breakfast. In the movies, people are always sitting down to a table with a carafe of orange…

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