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Don’t give Crystal Vanner the side eye because she lives out of a van.    Not that she would care, anyway. Her life-altering decision in 2015 – to get off the make-ends-meet treadmill that millions of Americans find themselves seemingly trapped on – has changed her life for the better.    “It just opened my eyes to a lot of things I didn’t realize I wanted or needed in my life,” she said. “It’s very liberating.”.    Continue reading here >

Don’t give Crystal Vanner the side eye because she lives out of a van.

Not that she would care, anyway. Her life-altering decision in 2015 – to get off the make-ends-meet treadmill that millions of Americans find themselves seemingly trapped on – has changed her life for the better.

“It just opened my eyes to a lot of things I didn’t realize I wanted or needed in my life,” she said. “It’s very liberating.”. Continue reading here >


 

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“Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.”

— The World Health Organization

 
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