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Love the collection posts, plus I think it’s a fun and meaningful way to take a break from writing meaty essays.

The turmeric chicken soup looks delicious! I might try that one in the coming weeks. I’ll have to compare the ingredients to the special diet Bryan will be on after his colon surgery this week

I have also started on an anti-inflammatory diet (back in January) and feel amazing because of it! i have confirmed arthritis in my knee, but I can tell it’s reduced inflammation all around - particularly noted in my fingers. It’s reduced my discomfort to the point where I can now exercise to strengthen the muscles around my arthritic knees.

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Holly, what a wonderful read this morning with my coffee and I have not heard of the nothing box! I LOVE this.Thank you for sharing and your generosity! You're so kind to share my book and I'm so happy it's allowing you an opportunity to be curious about your pain. You are on your way and please keep talking kind to yourself. It matters. Please know that I'm in your corner as well...if you need someone to just listen let me know. :) Keep pushing courage, persistence and patience my friend.

Have a wonderful Easter weekend.

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This 'Collection' post is a highlight I look forward to every month, Holly - this one is a box of delights and a fantastic read, as always!

That soup sounds amazing - gosh! We have soup for lunch every day during the week - I heat it up at breakfast time for our Thermos flasks, and then we've got lunch available for wherever we happen to be that day, whether at work or at home or out on a walk. I make a huge batch every Saturday evening at the same time as I'm cooking our 'Sunday lunch' (we Holdens enjoy this British tradition for dinner on a Saturday instead). I've got the process down to a fine art - diced onions, celery, broccoli and cabbage stalks waiting ready in a big pan, then I strain the boiling liquor from the veg in our meal straight into it, and set it to boil while we eat. Afterwards I add any leftover veg and meat that I haven't hived off for future evening meals (and I always cook tonnes, not just because of Project Soup but because I always want leftover meat etc for additional meals) to the pan, simmer it, blend it, cool it overnight and freeze it in one- and two-portion blocks. Saves sooooo much time during the week!

I love that you're taking care of yourself - that's so important. I'm glad that you're getting to the bottom of your pain, and how amazing that the changes you've been making are already showing themselves! 🙌

Oh, and I'll say right now that I think the 'nothing box' video has made sense of a LOT of things for me...! 😏

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Yet another beautiful collection this month. Love the look of that soup!

P.S. - happy to see India represented in your list of subs 😀

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I feel such joy at the number of people who have welcomed your "Release and Gather" into their lives (I include myself in these people!). I do not have a "nothing box." I suppose the closest I get is blasting music into my ears and singing along. I do so love to do this. I am a total believer in therapy. I love going to my therapist. "Therapy Thursday" is listed on my calendar, and I always finish the session feeling better.

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So excited to see that Hall of Fame when it comes into being! I vote for continuing with the monthly Collections. I love them! xoxo

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Thanks for the shout out!

I think you'd also like the book "What I Talk About When I Talk About Running" by Haruki Murakami. It was my first introduction to him.

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Happy Easter Holly! Thank you for sharing Julie Hughes’ book. Tina has persistent back pain that goes down to her knees. I’ll let het know about it. Thank you for always being supportive of my writing and sharing it with your community. Much appreciated!

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Thanks especially for the nothing box idea and link! Love this collection.

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Absolutely love your collection Holly, thanks so much for including my wee publication too! 🌊💛

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Lots of good stuff here, but I want to know right now is where you found that graph with reader locations. Would LOVE to share that info.

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That lasagna soup looks amazing. Our favorite is baked potato soup, a simple mix of frozen hash browns, chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, onions, cream cheese, and sprinkled with bacon and cheese. And while we're not huge fans of cooking with the pressure setting on our multi-cooker, it's nearly perfect in that.

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I voted to keep the monthly collections going. I especially like when you talk about the books you recommend. Although I can't always locate them at my library, it's good to know for future reference. I write them down on my list.

As far as cutting out foods that can be bad for you, I know what you mean. Back in 2010, I had to cut out sweets and foods with a lot of saturated fats and cholesterol. I thnk I dropped 20 pounds. I felt like a completely different person. Pizza is one of the worst foods with both of what I mentioned. The problem now is I can't figure out how to gain weight.

It's amazing what those second graders said. Back in our day, I don't think we would have been able to talk so grown up like that.

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