Beginner’s Guide to Night Sky Photography (Part One)

Be Inspired, Photography August 9, 2015
Beginner's Guide to Night Sky Photography | InspiredRD.com

I knew the stars would be bright in Montana this summer, so before leaving Arizona, I tagged along on a night sky photo shoot with my incredibly talented friend Justin. He patiently explained the basics to me in the dead of night on the Salt River, and before long, I had captured this.   And this.     And just like that, I was hooked. When I got to Montana,…

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Weekend links

Be Inspired August 7, 2015
Weekend links | InspiredRD.com

Happy Friday! I thought I would share some of my favorite things from the week. I hope you have a refreshing weekend. And remember…It’s okay to be happy with a calm life.   Worth checking out: Stunning Vintage Photos Found in Thrift Store This makes me want to go thrifting. ***** Worth listening to: This week’s episode of This American Life – The Problem We All Live With Right now,…

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How do you become comfortable in your own skin?

Be Fit August 3, 2015
How do we become comfortable in our own skin with messages like these? |InspiredRD.com

Earlier this year I had surgery to help with some of my pain issues. And while I felt better for a few months (after suffering through recovery), much of the pain I was struggling with before has returned. And I’m realizing that my wiring, the way I approach fitness and body image, absolutely has to change. The reality of my situation is that I live with celiac disease, endometriosis, and…

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Thankfulness Lately

Be Inspired, Thankfulness Lately July 30, 2015
Thankfulness Lately | InspiredRD.com

We had our first broken bone this week. A freak accident on the trampoline (while talking about how we should totally buy a trampoline for the kids for Christmas. Uh, maybe not.). And so we have been driving to and from town, in and out of doctor’s offices, trying our best to keep our little guy comfortable. And while this was not the ideal way to spend a week of…

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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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