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Author: Michelle Maros & Barb Schmidt

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Welcome to Barb Knows Best™, the podcast! I'm your co-host, Michelle Maros, and along with my dear mother, Barb, who is most commonly known as Peaceful Barb™, we will be chatting with you weekly on some of life's most important and helpful topics. We've been working together for over a decade to provide simple, helpful tools to help you manage the stresses of daily life, and we are thrilled to be with you all in this new format to invite you into this living room style chat on how we process daily life. Thanks so much for being with us, we love being with you and sharing life with you all! Please make sure to follow us at @barbknowsbestpod @peaceful_barb and @michellemaros on social media, and subscribe to the pod wherever you listen to podcast. We love to hear your thoughts on topics you'd love to hear us chat about! *The information and opinions expressed in this program are for educational purposes only, are not intended as medical or other health advice, and solely reflect the personal experiences of the host and guests. You should not act or rely upon any information contained in this program without seeking the advice of a qualified medical provider. Any reproduction or rebroadcast of this program, in whole or part, is prohibited without the prior written permission of Michelle Maros™, LLC. © 2022 Michelle Maros, LLC*

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In this week's episode, Barb and Michelle discuss their personal practices for letting go of regret. They both share their stories and experiences from their lives that led them to feel like they had wasted time, and wished they had made important changes sooner, and how they both are gently releasing these feelings.  We take a deep dive into:How we can start to embody the notion that no time spent is ever wastedHow we can be more gentle with ourselves for how we’ve spent our pastHow would we feel if we didn’t have the regret and anxiety about spending “too much” time on our “mistakes”Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at Michellemaros.com/podcast.Click here for Barb’s book, The Practice. Don’t miss a thing, sign up for our newsletter, here!This episode is brought to you by AG1 and Mint Mobile.AG1 is a comprehensive, all-in-one supplement made up of 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole food sourced ingredients. Head over to drinkag1.com/barbknowsbest to get a free one-year supply of vitamin D3+K2 and five AG1 travel packs with your first purchase. Mint Mobile is premium wireless for $15 a month. All plans come with high-speed data and unlimited talk and text delivered on the nation’s largest 5G network. To get this new customer offer and your new 3-month unlimited wireless plan for just $15 a month, go to mintmobile.com/barbknowsbest.Our Sponsors:* Check out Done and use my code podcast for a great deal: www.donefirst.com* Check out Mint Mobile: mintmobile.com/BARBKNOWSBESTAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
In this week's episode, Barb and Michelle discuss the often requested topic of worry. Sharing from personal experience, Barb and Michelle chat about how worry shows up in their lives and how they’ve slowly intended to release the unnecessary nature of it.We take a deep dive into:What is worry?Why are we so quick to lean into worry?How can we worry less?What would life look like with faith over worry?Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at Michellemaros.com/podcast.Click here for Barb’s book, The Practice. Don’t miss a thing, sign up for our newsletter, here!Mentioned in today’s episode:Why Worrying Isn’t Worth It85 Percent of What We Worry About Never Happens This episode is brought to you by AG1. AG1 is a comprehensive, all-in-one supplement made up of 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole food sourced ingredients. Head over to drinkag1.com/barbknowsbest to get a free one-year supply of vitamin D3+K2 and five AG1 travel packs with your first purchase. Our Sponsors:* Check out Done and use my code podcast for a great deal: www.donefirst.com* Check out Mint Mobile: mintmobile.com/BARBKNOWSBESTAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
In this week's episode, Barb and Michelle continue their conversation about forgiveness, opening up about what this practice actually looks like in real life. Barb shares personal stories and insights from her recent divorce, and walks us through her steps to aligned forgiveness. We take a deep dive into:The real goal of forgivenessWhat we should let go of when seeking to forgiveTangible steps towards seeking forgivenessFollow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at Michellemaros.com/podcast.Click here for Barb’s book, The Practice. Don’t miss a thing, sign up for our newsletter, here!Mentioned in today’s episode:What We Get Wrong About Forgiveness Part IThe Game of Life and How to Play ItThis episode is brought to you by Factor.Factor’s fresh, chef-prepared meals take the guesswork out of eating healthy. Every meal uses thoughtfully sourced ingredients with no hormones, antibiotics, GMOs, or additives. Head over to factormeals.com/barbknowsbest50 to get 50% off your first box, plus 20% off your next month.Our Sponsors:* Check out Done and use my code podcast for a great deal: www.donefirst.com* Check out Mint Mobile: mintmobile.com/BARBKNOWSBESTAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Ep. 118 - What is a Mantra?

Ep. 118 - What is a Mantra?

2024-05-2101:04:08

In this week's episode, Barb and Michelle discuss one of Barb’s oldest, and most life-changing practices: mantra repetition. Learn all about this powerful practice: what it is, how to do it, and how it can change your life. Plus, Barb and Michelle share how using a mantra has impacted both of their lives, personally.  We take a deep dive into:What is a mantra?How can you choose which mantra is right for you?How can we incorporate this practice into our lives, no matter how busy we areClick here for Barb’s book, The Practice. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at Michellemaros.com/podcast.Don’t miss a thing, sign up for our newsletter, here!This episode is brought to you by Factor. Factor’s fresh, chef-prepared meals take the guesswork out of eating healthy. Every meal uses thoughtfully sourced ingredients with no hormones, antibiotics, GMOs, or additives. Head over to factormeals.com/barbknowsbest50 to get 50% off your first box, plus 20% off your next month.Our Sponsors:* Check out Done and use my code podcast for a great deal: www.donefirst.com* Check out Mint Mobile: mintmobile.com/BARBKNOWSBESTAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
In this week's special Mother's Day episode, Barb and Michelle dive into their personal mother/daughter relationship, sharing intimate stories, lessons, and insights from their lives. Barb also shares her biggest tips for parenting and raising strong, centered children. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at www.michellemaros.com/podcast.Don’t miss a thing, sign up for our newsletter, here!Our Sponsors:* Check out Done and use my code podcast for a great deal: www.donefirst.com* Check out Mint Mobile: mintmobile.com/BARBKNOWSBESTAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
In this week's episode, Barb finally opens up about a practice that she's been hesitant to bring onto the show: forgiveness. Learn about what Barb struggled with when faced with forgiveness, and what she thinks we get wrong about the journey to forgiveness. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.Don’t miss a thing, sign up for our newsletter, here!Our Sponsors:* Check out Done and use my code podcast for a great deal: www.donefirst.com* Check out Mint Mobile: mintmobile.com/BARBKNOWSBESTAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
In this week's brand new episode, Barb opens up about an addition to her daily practice that has dramatically changed her life. Learn the three specific steps she's been taking to find a greater sense of inner peace and happiness. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.Don’t miss a thing, sign up for our newsletter, here!Our Sponsors:* Check out Done and use my code podcast for a great deal: www.donefirst.com* Check out Mint Mobile: mintmobile.com/BARBKNOWSBESTAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Episode 114 - Remember Who You AreIn this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle chat more about Barb’s recent silent retreat experience, and another powerful lesson she learned from her time away. Barb opens up about noticing where she had lost herself along the course of the past year, and how she gently is bringing herself back. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at www.michellemaros.com/podcast.Don’t miss a thing, sign up for our newsletter, here!Our Sponsors:* Check out Done and use my code podcast for a great deal: www.donefirst.com* Check out Mint Mobile: mintmobile.com/BARBKNOWSBESTAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Episode 113 - You Don’t Have to Be the Favorite!In this week’s all new episode, Barb and Michelle sit at the table to discuss a topic that rose to the surface for Barb during her recent silent retreat. Have you ever felt the internal drive to be someone else’s favorite? Whether it be at school, work, or even in friendships, many of us seek to be the favorite. Barb and Michelle talk about their personal journeys with this dynamic and how they are breaking it, once and for all. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at www.michellemaros.com/podcast.Don’t miss a thing, sign up for our newsletter, here!Our Sponsors:* Check out Done and use my code podcast for a great deal: www.donefirst.com* Check out Mint Mobile: mintmobile.com/BARBKNOWSBESTAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
In this week’s all new episode, Barb and Michelle dive into a listener's request of how to not let the changes in other people's moods affect you. In this sneaky habit, many of us find ourselves giving away our power by walking on eggshells to bend to the moods of others. In this show, Barb and Michelle discuss personal stories and insights of how they’ve worked through this dynamic in their own relationship. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at www.michellemaros.com/podcast.CHECK OUT OUR NEWEST MERCH! CLICK HERE!Our Sponsors:* Check out Done and use my code podcast for a great deal: www.donefirst.com* Check out Mint Mobile: mintmobile.com/BARBKNOWSBESTAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
We all often can pick up on times in life where we notice our minds going into overdrive, but sometimes, there are subtle ways overthinking creeps in. Barb and Michelle unpack common signs of overthinking, and recommend simple practices to overcome it. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.Episode Notes:7 Signs That You Are Overthinking:You are mentally exhaustedYou replay conversations in your mind.Agonizing over simple communicationsYou struggle to make simple decisionsYou have difficult falling or staying asleepYou feel the need to schedule everything in your everyday life.You tend to focus on the less important details rather than focusing on the big picture goals. References Mentioned in Today’s Podcast:Acknowledging OverthinkingCHECK OUT OUR NEWEST MERCH!!! CLICK HERE!Our Sponsors:* Check out Done and use my code podcast for a great deal: www.donefirst.com* Check out Mint Mobile: mintmobile.com/BARBKNOWSBESTAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
In this new episode, Barb and Michelle discuss five powerful lessons they’ve learned recently that have been hard to accept but powerful to learn from. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.Episode Notes:Sometimes when people know they have treated you wrong, they will avoid you.Whatever you do in life, you may end up disappointing someone, but you don’t want to disappoint yourself.Let people do what they want to do, so you can see what they would rather do.The only way to win with a manipulator is to not play their game. You have to leave the playground.Sometimes the Universe will remove you from a table where you used to sit, where the host is no longer serving your best interests. Trust the derailments that life is giving you. References Mentioned in Today’s Podcast:5 Hard Truths You May Need to Hear TodayCHECK OUT OUR NEWEST MERCH!!! CLICK HERE!Our Sponsors:* Check out Done and use my code podcast for a great deal: www.donefirst.com* Check out Mint Mobile: mintmobile.com/BARBKNOWSBESTAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
In this week’s show, Barb and Michelle discuss the subtle signs and red flags that can alert us to when it’s time to set a healthy boundary, in order to protect our own inner peace. They share personal stories and insights from recent events in their own lives, and how engaging in this practice has benefitted them. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast. Episode Notes:When you start to feel those feelings of disrespect from people in your life, this is a sign that you need to establish boundaries.When facing times where you are engaged with a difficult person, or a difficult situation try to consider the Three C’s Rule:I didn’t cause it.I can’t control it.I can’t cure it.Have clarity on what you want to say to someone that you feel is disrespecting you, and allow yourself to advocate for your best interest. References Mentioned in Today’s PodcastNedra Glover TawwabThe Three C’sBarb Knows Best Episode 70: How We Manage Disrespect  CHECK OUT OUR NEWEST MERCH!!! CLICK HERE!Our Sponsors:* Check out Done and use my code podcast for a great deal: www.donefirst.com* Check out Mint Mobile: mintmobile.com/BARBKNOWSBESTAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
This week, Barb and Michelle seek to define ‘peace’, what it looks like in life, and the misconceptions surrounding its true meaning.  Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.Episode Notes:Remember:True peace stems from the inside.  Your time and your energy are precious and irreplaceable; focus on the things that matter most to you. Peace = discernment   Inner peace comes from loving and accepting yourself fully.References Mentioned in Today’s Podcast:What a Peaceful Mind Means to Me by Michelle MarosPeaceful Mind Peaceful Life®The Road Less Traveled by Scott Peck  CHECK OUT OUR NEWEST MERCH!!! CLICK HERE!Our Sponsors:* Check out Done and use my code podcast for a great deal: www.donefirst.com* Check out Mint Mobile: mintmobile.com/BARBKNOWSBESTAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
After last week’s episode on peace and acceptance, we decided it would be fun to re-release this early episode discussing being okay with being the villain in someone else’s story. It’s a great conversation to follow up from episode 106! Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.Episode Notes: It’s okay to disappoint someone else if you’re standing up for yourself.It’s okay to set boundaries in relationships that aren’t supportive, or loving, or in alignment, because you feel called to do so.It’s okay to speak your truth, even if you know that the people that are listening might not like it.It’s okay to say no.It’s okay to stop communicating with someone because they’re not respecting you or your wishes.It’s okay to not tolerate those parts of your life that drag you down, make you feel less than, or don’t allow you to live your fullest best life.References Mentioned in Today’s Podcast:My Favorite Lesson I’ve Learned in 2023 So Far by Michelle MarosCrossing the Flood, A Commentary on the Oghatarana SuttaCHECK OUT OUR NEWEST MERCH!!! CLICK HERE!Our Sponsors:* Check out Done and use my code podcast for a great deal: www.donefirst.com* Check out Mint Mobile: mintmobile.com/BARBKNOWSBESTAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle take a listener's request in discussing the concept of finding peace through acceptance, and letting people be wrong about you. In this episode they talk about personal experiences and lessons learned from releasing  the need to explain yourself and your actions. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast. Episode Notes:What is peace?Peace is strength.Peace is rising above the chaos.Peace is acceptance.Peace is knowing who you are and knowing that you are worthy. CHECK OUT OUR NEWEST MERCH!!! CLICK HERE!Our Sponsors:* Check out Done and use my code podcast for a great deal: www.donefirst.com* Check out Mint Mobile: mintmobile.com/BARBKNOWSBESTAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle talk about what it means to truly lean into acceptance of what is, and find authentic peace and understanding in the present moment. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.Episode Notes:Accept what life is going to bring in the present moment.Accept that you have no control.Take a pause and ask yourself “What can I do here?”                                  Take the action that is going to serve you and all humanity around you.Serenity Prayer:God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.References Mentioned in Today’s Podcast:Episode 49: Your Mindset in 2023Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor FranklAcceptance The Way To Serenity and Peace of Mind by Vincent Paul CollinsCHECK OUT OUR NEWEST MERCH!!! CLICK HERE!Our Sponsors:* Check out Done and use my code podcast for a great deal: www.donefirst.com* Check out Mint Mobile: mintmobile.com/BARBKNOWSBESTAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle dive deeper into their conversation on settling, and how we can all start to find the inner-confidence to stand up for our desires. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.Episode Notes:Tips to help us feel worthy of our actual desires:Understand your feelings about a situation.Ask yourself what really matters to you. Believe that life is working for you and not against you. Trust the timing of your life.  References Mentioned in Today’s Podcast:Something’s Coming from Westside Story by Ansel ElgortCHECK OUT OUR NEWEST MERCH!!! CLICK HERE!Our Sponsors:* Check out Done and use my code podcast for a great deal: www.donefirst.com* Check out Mint Mobile: mintmobile.com/BARBKNOWSBESTAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
In this week’s all-new episode, Barb and Michelle discuss the societal pressures that lead to settling, and how we can start to connect with ourselves and honor what we truly want and deserve. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.Episode Notes:Questions to Ask Yourself:Are you doing something that you wish you weren't doing? Are you doing what you need to be doing?Are you feeling satisfied and fulfilled?Remember, trust the timing and path of your life. References Mentioned in Today’s Podcast:You Don't Have To Settle by Michelle MarosGET YOUR JOURNALING EXPERIENCE TODAY! CLICK HERE! Our Sponsors:* Check out Done and use my code podcast for a great deal: www.donefirst.com* Check out Mint Mobile: mintmobile.com/BARBKNOWSBESTAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
In this week’s flashback favorite, in honor of the new year and adopting healthy habits, we are replaying one of our early episodes on noticing unhealthy habits. In this episode,Michelle shares her journey to sobriety and recognizing the toxic patterns and habits in her life that stemmed from drinking. Barb and Michelle share their personal stories and histories of addiction, dysfunction, and making the choice to make a change. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.Episode Notes:Notice where your “line” is and know what it means to cross the line.Toxic patterns stem from crossing the line, addictive habits stem lines being crossed Notice when your choices are no longer in your controlAsk yourself, do I have a choice? Am I in control?Am I hiding my habits?Do I feel shame? GET YOUR JOURNALING EXPERIENCE TODAY! CLICK HERE!Our Sponsors:* Check out Done and use my code podcast for a great deal: www.donefirst.com* Check out Mint Mobile: mintmobile.com/BARBKNOWSBESTAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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Delaram

i learned a lot, I'm so thankful. thanks for this amazing episode.

Apr 17th
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Thx! That was helpful!!

Apr 12th
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Such great ideas!! Can’t wait to use these! I feel more empowered now! Thx and love you both!! — Tonya

Jul 17th
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New here. Love you both! Thx for this!

Jul 17th
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Jeri Bitney

We have three adult girls. I always told them that they should not complain about anything unless they are either willing to do something to change the situation, or to extricate themselves from the situation. They have grown up to be three. absolutely wonderful women.

Jul 18th
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Jeri Bitney

I recently discovered your podcast and I have to tell you how important this podcast is to those who have grown up with body image being reinforced by parents and relatives. Our dinner table always, without me realizing it, had discussions about how one person had gained weight, or another person had lost weight. I did not realize it until my husband pointed out to me that he had never heard discussions like this when he was growing up. It was hit home by a conversation that I had with my sister. I mentioned to her that I had been visiting with a niece, and my sister's response was" Oh, is she still heavy"? Even now, at 69, I'm still fighting the inner background noise and the voice that constantly says things like this to me and has me judging myself and others. It is very difficult, but I think I'm making progress. Again, thank you so much for this podcast. You are appreciated.

Jun 13th
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Jeri Bitney

Here are hugs to both of you for being so open with your struggles. Your willingness to bare your souls so that you can help others is awe-inspiring.

Jun 12th
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Anji Wright

I absolutely love the social media posts by peaceful barb and to see there is now a podcast is just heavenly for me. I have been going through a profound spiritual awakening over the past few years and at times when I have felt completely lost. Teachings from Eckhart Tolle, Michael Singer and Oprah Winfrey have helped me navigate through the events that life has thrown at me. I live in a small, predominantly catholic town in the north of England and to even utter the word ‘spiritual’ would have eyes rolling. I would put this podcast up there amongst the best if you feel you are going through ‘something’ but you can’t explain what it is, and are looking for help in getting through that ‘something’. I have found that the best teachings are other people’s experiences and not being told to what to do, because we are all different. A story a person tells you about their experience will resonate with something inside you and helps you understand what you need to do to come out the other side

Mar 13th
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Diane Eggert

looking forward to hearing all about your experience!

Mar 12th
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Abel Alonso

Love the content, wish the key takeaways were written so I could see them.

Mar 8th
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