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Have You Started Your Gratitude Journal?

June 15, 2021 Writing in a gratitude journal is a popular activity highly recommended by many self-help gurus and motivational speakers. The reason they recommend journaling? Simple: it works to create more gratitude and self-growth in your life, to keep you living in appreciation, and to help you reach your goals and dreams. After the…

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The Best Beauty, Wellness & Fashion Subscription Box Services

January 26, 2021 The last year was a big one for many subscription box services. They had to provide stellar service in a lockdown world and pivot to the changing needs of their subscribers who found themselves living life differently.  The ones that stand out provided value, fun, convenience, and a distraction in our stay-at-home lives. They…

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6 Things You Can Do Right Now for a More Restful Sleep Tonight

December 15, 2020 Insomnia can strike even on the best of days. Added stress and anxiety caused by a worldwide pandemic makes it even more difficult to enjoy a night of adequate sleep. And yet a good night’s sleep keeps our immune systems in check. Sleep helps restore our body…and mind and is essential for…

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Quarantines, Pandemics & Your Child’s Mental Health

December 7, 2020 Raise your hand if you ever imagined living through a pandemic. Nobody? Right. We’ve all heard about the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918, but who could have thought that something similar might happen in our lifetimes? Technology, international travel, and modern conveniences have given us so much freedom, so being in a…

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Fix Your WFH Posture

November 5, 2020 Did you know that your WFH posture can affect your productivity? It’s true. It can also affect your self-confidence too. Think about it this way. You are slumped in your chair, shoulders hunched as you plug away at your keyboard. What is happening to your body? Not a lot of good.  Don’t assume you need to get…

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Relationship Reboot: How to Recover After Quarantine

October 29, 2020 For years, technology has overtaken our lives, leaving the people we share it with competing for attention. With our busy schedules leaving so little time for togetherness, many of us have made concerted efforts to minimize how digital distractions impact us.  Then, 2020 happened and, suddenly, we weren’t leaving the house! You…

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Staying Busy and Connected When You’re Alone

October 15, 2020 Staying busy and connected when you’re alone is so important, pandemic or not. However, now, more than ever, some people are finding themselves alone more often. And while being alone is not necessarily a bad thing, the feeling of disconnection and loneliness is. Whether you are an empty nester, single mom, recent…

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Prep for the Long Winter Ahead: Six Items to Buy NOW for a Better Winter

October 5, 2020 Whether we’re quite ready to accept it or not, many signs indicate that we’re in for a looooong winter. Make the best of an extended hibernation by stocking up on these seven items STAT before suppliers run of stock. (Remember the great trampoline and pool shortage of summer 2020?) Make a plan…

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6 Things to Know Before Going Back to the Gym

September 24, 2020 Raise your hand if exercising from home is not your jam? I thought so. As a fitness coach, my clients have struggled to maintain their motivation and gains during the last few months of quarantine. What motivated them initially during lockdown no longer suffices. They want to go back to the gym. But is it safe? What…

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Quarantine Quarrels: Is Coronavirus Hurting Your Marriage? 

June 10, 2020 There have been many stories about an uptick in couples fighting. You may have even read a few including this one about how the quarantine isn’t ruining relationships, but could be speeding up divorces. If you feel like the coronavirus pandemic is hurting your marriage, you really aren’t alone.  It shouldn’t be…

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Sweat Out COVID-19 with these Home Workouts

April 2, 2020 What’s one of the best things to come out of this whole social-distancing, Coronavirus, world pandemic situation? Getting the chance to really ace home workouts! Now you can sparkle and glisten (that’s gym talk for sweat) through all-new fitness programs and routines. Here’s a rundown of all the ways you can hone your health…

Four Steps to a Happier, Healthier Home Office for 2020
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Four Steps to a Happier, Healthier Home Office for 2020

January 29, 2020 More and more professionals are opting to work at home as companies recognize the value of allowing employees to work remotely. Make 2020 the year that your home office bursts with productivity by creating a workspace that prioritizes health, comfort, and inspiration. Here are four easy ways to make your home office space…

Six Fun (Shopping-Free!) Activities for Black Friday
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Six Fun (Shopping-Free!) Activities for Black Friday

November 25, 2019 November 29, 2019 marks Black Friday, the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. Since 2005, it’s also been the busiest shopping day of the year. When Black Friday first became a trend in the early 2000s, retailers often opened at 6:00 AM; by the late 2000s many began opening at 5:00…

Holiday Safety: Do You Know These Fire Prevention Tips?
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Holiday Safety: Do You Know These Fire Prevention Tips?

November 20, 2019 With Halloween behind us, the holiday season is officially here. This festive time is filled with celebrations, winter greens, and twinkling lights. While these beautiful decorations can fill our hearts with such joy, they can also be dangerous. No one wants to be a downer, but being informed about the risk of…