Category Archives: How to self care

7 Effective Strategies to Transform Your Bad Habits

January is the time for many to reflect on the past year and plan for what you want for the upcoming time. Whether for business or personal, use these seven strategies to get your best results. ONE: Quit multi-tasking your … Continue reading

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Create Abundance – Contraction, Expansion or Inspiration

What you take in from your outer world has a real effect in whether you create abundance. You might divide your outer world impressions into three broad categories. I call them “Contraction, Expansion or Inspiration.”  The balance of the three forms of … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Cool Down with Summer Foods

In Ayurveda, the ancient holistic healing system from India, maintaining good health throughout the year requires the ability to navigate through seasonal shifts by making small adjustments in your diet and lifestyle. In Ayurveda, food is looked at through the … Continue reading

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4 Crucial Tips to Make Your Commitments Stick

As a healthy lifestyle coach, making changes in habits in a key part of my programs. And since change starts with commitment, I’m always looking for better ways to support my client’s commitments. Making your commitments work for you rather … Continue reading

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Finding Your Yes Through The No

Contrast Learning A big part of the coaching process I do with people is to help them clearly identify what they want. This is harder than it may sound. Many times, people are focused on what is not working and … Continue reading

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Feel Overwhelmed? Break It Down

You’re mind is racing with thoughts of all you have to do. The sheer enormity of it seems to make those thoughts spin ever faster, creating a pit in the stomach and tightening throughout the body. Your heartbeat increases. Your … Continue reading

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My Favorite Cooking Tool For Greater Ease

Hands down, the kitchen tool that makes my life and cooking easier is the rice cooker. I thought I would start of this New Year by offering a very tangible tool to bring greater ease and health to your life … Continue reading

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Simple Daily Cleansing Tools – Ayurveda Habits

This is the final part in the 12-part series for 2015 on using Ayurveda lifestyle and dietary habits to support your New Year intentions and overall health and well-being. Make one change a month to embrace a healthier you! In today’s … Continue reading

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7 Simple Tools To Tap Into Your Gratitude

I recently read a book called “A Simple Act of Gratitude.”  It was on a book club consideration list that a client had given me since I’m always looking for more good reads. I have always appreciated the power of … Continue reading

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Claim the MORE of What You Want With Abundance Group Coaching

Who doesn’t want MORE of the good, feel good stuff and LESS of the not-so-good stuff?! The only real question becomes what do you really want more of and how to get it. Too often as humans we focus on what we don’t want, … Continue reading

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Why Professional Coaching Works So Well

Over the past two months I’ve shared the first four of the seven primary pillars that make up the coaching structure.  This month, I will talk about the last three pillars that describe why coaching is so successful. Per the International Coaching Federation, professional … Continue reading

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Coaching’s Effective Model for Success Part 2

Last month in talking about how professional coaching works, I shared the first two of the seven primary pillars that make up the coaching structure.  This month, I will talk about another two pillars. PILLAR #3: Professional coaching provides an ongoing relationship … Continue reading

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New Abundant Coaching Success Circles

Monthly support in a small group coaching format to integrate your tools, have self-accountability, and enjoy continued growth and maintenance to be your best YOU and claim the MORE of what you want. Claiming your abundant life, wellness or business … Continue reading

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Professional Coaching’s Effective Model for Success

As a professional life, business and wellness coach at Abundant You Coaching, I adhere to the standards of coaching as designated by the International Coaching Federation. Per the International Coaching Federation, professional coaching is an ongoing relationship in which the … Continue reading

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Use the Power of Sound – Ayurveda Habits to Support your New Year Intentions

This is part of a 12-part series on using Ayurveda lifestyle and dietary habits to support your New Year intentions and overall health and well-being. Make one change a month to embrace a healthier you! Our entire universe is in … Continue reading

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Tap Into Your Inner Healing Resources

Your state of health comes down to how you are living on a day-to-day basis and what self-care resources you have integrated into your life. While that statement is straight-forward and simple, putting it into action may not always feel … Continue reading

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Kapha Support Products for Spring Support

In Ayurveda, each season is energetically linked to one or more of the doshas.  What this means is that the qualities of the season affect each of our internal energetic balances – potentially raising the doshas of vata, pitta, and … Continue reading

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The Benefits of the Ayurvedic Application of Herbs Through The Sinuses

The nasal passages are the doorways to the mind and senses, and are the first site where Prana, or life force energy, is absorbed through breathing. The nostrils also serve to purify the air so that it is better able … Continue reading

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The Power of Water – Ayurveda Habits to Support your New Year Intentions

This is part of a 12-part series on using Ayurveda lifestyle and dietary habits to support your New Year intentions and overall health and well-being. Make one change a month to embrace a healthier you! Believe it or not, one … Continue reading

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Valued Member Bodywork Special

As a part of the Ayurveda Wellness community, you receive early notice about programs and events as well as special offers.  It is my way of saying thank you and providing opportunities to explore further. This month we are highlighting … Continue reading

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Slowing Down – Ayurveda Habits to Support your New Year Intentions

This is part of a 12-part series on using Ayurveda lifestyle and dietary habits to support your New Year intentions and overall health and well-being. Make one change a month to embrace a healthier you! Originally I was going to … Continue reading

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The Power of the Little Burp – Ayurveda Habits to Support your New Year Intentions

This is part of a 12-part series on using Ayurveda lifestyle and dietary habits to support your New Year intentions and overall health and well-being.  Make one change a month to embrace a healthier you! To start your healthy year … Continue reading

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Rejuvenating Benefits of the Ayurvedic Body Therapies

As a twenty plus year massage therapist veteran, I have yet to come across a style of bodywork that I don’t enjoy and appreciate when done well!  And today I want to share about some fabulous, health balancing body therapies that … Continue reading

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Enhance Satisfaction & Nutrition with the Six Tastes

Ayurveda recognizes six tastes which exist in foods and these tastes not only provide for ideal nutrition, they provide for greater satisfaction and balance. From the Ayurvedic perspective, a balanced diet isn’t just about getting the right amounts of proteins, … Continue reading

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Leveraging the Cycles of the Day

Lifestyle, specifically a balanced daily routine, is the cornerstone of health from the Ayurvedic perspective. Traditionally, we lived in harmony with nature, following not only the rhythms of the day but of the seasons. With modern developments such as electricity … Continue reading

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Technology Tools for Meditation & Mindfulness

From the Ayurvedic perspective, I would consider many of our technological advances to be part of our ongoing environment of imbalance and overload.  The perception that one needs to be available 24/7, hooked up or stuck in front of a … Continue reading

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What is Your Procrastination Telling You?

This is a question that came up recently with a life coaching client.  She was interested in looking more into her pattern of procrastination and the stress and overwhelm that came with it.  The pattern felt like it was blocking … Continue reading

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40 Days to Enlightened Eating

JOIN THE JOURNEY – TO A BETTER WEIGHT, BETTER HEALTH, A BETTER YOU! June 17th – July 29th from 6-7:30 pm 7 – 90 minute classes $185 + $21.99 for required book “40 Days to Enlightened Eating” Location: Kanyakumari Ayurveda 6789 … Continue reading

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Essential Ayurveda eBook

Essential Ayurveda eBook $29* This 95 page eBook is a great way to gain an introduction to the healing science of Ayurveda and use as a guideline to in your life for greater health & harmony. While Ayurveda can feel … Continue reading

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Spring is Coming…and so is Kapha

Although the temperatures may not reflect it here in Wisconsin, Spring has officially started and Kapha is on its way. In Ayurveda, the change of seasons is significant because of the impact it can have on one’s body and mind. … Continue reading

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Oil Pulling

Ayurveda uses many self-care techniques to support optimal health and prevent and treat imbalances.  Oil pulling is a cleansing tool designed to pull toxins, Ama (undigested food that putrefies and becomes toxic in the body), heavy metals, virus’, bacteria, and … Continue reading

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Follow Your Natural Rhythms

You each have certain aspects of yourself, which I call your core essence, which make you unique.  When you live in a way that honors your essence, life will always feel better…more right, if you will.  Unfortunately, sometimes there are … Continue reading

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Make Self-Care A Priority

Finding time to support yourself is critical for your mental and physical health. You must recognize and acknowledge that taking care of your self is important and has value.  Doing something every day for yourself keeps you feeling nurtured and … Continue reading

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Check Your Expectations

Expectations can be your biggest stumbling blocks because they are not grounded in the reality of who you are or don’t acknowledge your true needs in the moment.  With all the external messages hammering away on you, both from societal … Continue reading

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Accept Where You Are In The Moment

Acceptance means allowing yourself to recognize exactly where you are in any given moment and allow what’s there to be…if even for a short time.  Acceptance doesn’t mean not being able to change or grow.  On the contrary, only when … Continue reading

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The Dangers of the Drastic

What do I mean by drastic actions?  I consider drastic actions to be anything that requires an extreme change from your normal activities, that by its very extreme nature is unsustainable for the long-term, and have secondary negative side effects … Continue reading

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Do Your Best

Sometimes people can get into trouble with this concept because of how the word “best” is interpreted.  Doing your best isn’t perfection – your definition or an external perception.  Rather your best is simply that place between being a fanatic … Continue reading

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Ayurveda Wellness Now Offering Norwex Household Products

I recently learned about a company  whose mission is to improve quality of life by radically reducing the use of chemicals in personal care and cleaning.  They are able to do this because the main line of products use micro … Continue reading

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Your Skin & Toxic Exposure

Your skin is your largest organ and a major receptacle and filter to the world around you.   The skin readily absorbs chemicals and other substances deeper into the body – initially entering through the skin then being carried into … Continue reading

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Restrictive Diet Vs. Sustainable Positive Habits

It’s January.  And for many people that means doing some reflecting, possibly making resolutions or setting intentions, and often, starting some sort of diet to conquer the holiday extra pounds or even those left on from several holidays ago. For … Continue reading

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Pranayam: The Power of Breath

Pranayam is, in short, the science of breath.  Specifically it is used manage the energy in your body, mind and consciousness by controlling the movement of prana through the use of breathing techniques.  Using the rhythm and depth of the … Continue reading

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Avoid Self-Care Overwhelm

“I’m drowning in an ocean of tools!”  This is what one of my clients recently said.  She had been studying many different things – meditation, Louise Hay’s program on healing your life, coaching techniques -and felt overwhelmed by all that … Continue reading

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The Easier Way to Break a Habit

At some time in your life you will want to change a habit.  It’s original purpose will have outlived itself.  You have grown and need something else now.  You realize that your current habit isn’t creating health and need something … Continue reading

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Making Change Easy with Moderation, Proper Focus, and Progress Markers

The bodymind strives to get you through life by maintaining a certain amount of the status quo.  As such, even if you have current patterns of imbalance, when you’ve had them for long periods of time, you’re body has made … Continue reading

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The Power of Repetition in Making Changes

In Ayurveda, creating balance often means taking a look at current lifestyle and diet habits and modifying them, establishing new ones or deleting others so that the habits are in greater alignment with health.  This involves exploration and change.  And … Continue reading

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Cultivating Sattva to Bring More Knowledge & Luminosity through Ayurveda

To live a long and healthy life, Ayurveda recognizes that you need not only a healthy body but a balanced mind.  Today we’re going to explore one of the three basic states of mind, referred to as the gunas in … Continue reading

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Rising Above Tamas and Moving Through Negative Force with Ayurveda

To live a long and healthy life, Ayurveda recognizes that you need not only a healthy body but a balanced mind.  Today we’re going to explore one of the three basic states of mind, referred to as the gunas in … Continue reading

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Balancing Rajas and Excess Activity through Ayurveda

To live a long and healthy life, Ayurveda recognizes that you need not only a healthy body but a balanced mind.  Today we’re going to explore one of the three basic states of mind, referred to as the gunas in … Continue reading

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Creating a Calm Mind and Peaceful Life with Ayurveda

As an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Wellness Coach, part of what I do is help you develop your ideal vision of a healthy life.  Having this vision is foundational to creating wellness because the mind is actually where all actions begin … Continue reading

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Inner Balance: 6 Steps to Being In Sync

Most of us want more balance in life.   Yet each person’s definition and qualities of balance will differ.  Therefore, the only person who can tell you what you need to stay in balance is…YOU! Yet, even with individual differences, there … Continue reading

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Hydration Balance

You’ve heard the saying, “you are what you eat”, but aside from the glass of milk shown in the food pyramid, nothing much is mentioned in terms of what you drink. While you may hear cautions of moderation in terms … Continue reading

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Pitta Play, Learn, and Chill Retreat

If you are individual with a Pitta dominant or dual dosha constitution this is a retreat just for you! What does that mean exactly?  Pitta people are those most prone to living life boldly, always looking for the next adventure.  … Continue reading

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10 Things To Diffuse Intensity

In Ayurveda, the 5,000 year old holistic health system from India, summer is considered the season of heat or the Pitta season.  Pitta, one of three life forces that exist within you as well as in various aspects of life, … Continue reading

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THE MEANEST MOTHER IN THE WORLD

In honor of Mother’s Day I want to share a poem that came into my life many years ago and has helped hold me through the turbulence of parenting, especially in the teen years. “I had the meanest mother in … Continue reading

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Weekend Warrior Tips For Spring Projects

Spring has come – early for those of us here up north.  And with this warmer weather you  naturally start to spend more time outside – playing and often doing home and yard projects.  As you re-start some of these … Continue reading

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New Year, New You Registration Special

New Year, New You: 12 weeks to optimal health 2 program sessions start the week of January 10th – week March 27th: Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 pm OR Fridays 9:45-11:45 am If your intentions for 2012 include: Better physical health Peace of … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions: Get Your Support Team

An important part of achieving and maintaining your New Year’s resolutions is to have your support structure in place. This can look and feel many different ways depending on your goals and needs. You  might utilize the professional services of … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions: Think Big

When making your New Year’s resolutions I invite you to THINK BIG! I do not mean think big in terms of the process or unrealistic expectations. I’m taking big in terms of timeline.  Marathon versus sprint. I know, you want … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions: Find Your Yes!

As the holidays wrap up and you prepare to begin 2012, you may be doing your annual New Year’s resolution list.  Resolutions are those statements that hold the change or expansion you want to make in your life. How you … Continue reading

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A SIMPLE 3 STEP PROCESS TO FIND YOUR INNER ANSWERS

Instead of searching for answers externally, I have a simple three step process that will show you how to find your answers right within yourself.  And the best part is that those internal answers are the ones that are usually … Continue reading

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Avoiding Injury and Muscle Tension with Winter Chores

Although we haven’t officially hit winter either by date or by the mounds of white stuff here in Wisconsin, winter weather is not far behind.  And with it comes the possibility of injury, muscle tension, and stress which can create … Continue reading

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Health Holiday Tips: Keeping the Season Jolly

The holidays are a wonderful time to enjoy family, the spread love and generosity, and to make time for special activities with friend and loved ones. However, the holidays can also create stress, added pounds, and imbalance to your life. … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice Yoga Celebration

The winter solstice is a sacred time – a time or repose and reflection.  I invite you to come join the celebration of spirit as the base upon which you will build your physical world for the year to come.  Enjoy … Continue reading

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A Yoga Principle For The Season And All Year

Do no harm. This is the first principle of yoga – the first of the first.  I say first, because while many come to yoga initially through the postures, or asanas, the foundation of yoga is actually in a set … Continue reading

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Impact of Stress

Stress Numbers You’ve been told that stress takes a toll on your body and your mind.  Maybe you’ve even felt the impact with abdominal distress or discomfort, butterflies in the stomach before a big presentation, or headaches and anxiety. Beyond … Continue reading

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Transitioning To A New Pattern

Transitioning to a new pattern can be liberating – but can also feel uncomfortable.  This is true even when the new pattern is healthier and where you want to be. Why?  Because even though an old pattern may not serve … Continue reading

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The Relaxation Response

The specific term “the relaxation response” was coined in the 1970’s by cardiologist Dr. Herbert Benson of Harvard Medical School who stated,  “the relaxation response is a physical state of deep rest that changes the physical and emotional responses to … Continue reading

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The Chemical Story of Stress

Stress is a part of your life and your world. No doubt about it. If you look at all that you do in life, how you set up your schedule, what you choose to do for fun – much of … Continue reading

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What Do You Want To Create Instead?

I was having a conversation about something that had triggered me with a friend and fellow coach.  I was using our conversation as a way to process the event.  You know how helpful talking something out can be.  In the … Continue reading

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Many Strands Woven Into A Pattern

I was working with a client last week who discovered something I already knew…that within a single pattern there are many different strands woven together and that each strand needs to be examined and acknowledged in order to move forward in … Continue reading

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Meditation For Stress Relief

Today meditation is gaining more and more recognition in the modern world thanks to its proven results that this ancient technique decreases stress – stress which plays a large role in most illnesses and less than optimal health conditions. Just … Continue reading

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Are You Holding Someone Else’s Expectation?

Many times in BodyMind coaching my client discovers that what on the surface appears to be a restriction or a block, can actually be an external expectation that she is subconsciously holding.  These expectations may come from a specific person … Continue reading

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Making the Most of your Organic Purchases

Food plays a critical role in a healthy body and a healthy life. With today’s increase of environmental toxins, it has become even more important to use high quality food which contain minimal pesticides, hormones and processing.   While access to … Continue reading

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Making & Enjoying the Wonders of Ghee

Ayurveda considers ghee the ultimate cooking oil due to its cooking properties, wonderful taste and many healing benefits.  With its rich, buttery taste and flavor you can use half or two-thirds as much as other cooking oils.  It also has … Continue reading

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Tongue Care

Part of the daily routine in Ayurveda includes tongue scraping.  This is an important part of daily hygiene, just like brushing your teeth, and can provide information about your health and your habits. Each morning upon awakening, the tongue should … Continue reading

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