How Friendship Can Help You Live a Full Life!

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In this age of social media where the average Facebook user has 338 “friends,” it’s important to have true, deep friendships as well. Think of the last time you spent time with someone close to you and either laughed until your stomach hurt or cried on their shoulder. Didn’t you feel better after doing that,… Read more »

Feeling Overwhelmed? Chunk it Down!

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Do you ever feel you have so many priorities you don’t even know where to start because everything seems important? We all need help sometimes figuring out what needs to go on top of our to-do list. Doing so makes you feel less stressed because it will help you get things done. Read on for… Read more »

Find Your Superpower!

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Do you want to keep your mind sharp and working, grow a bit as a person, gain the power that knowledge affords? Then do this: Learn something new. Whether taking up a new hobby (baking, gardening, rock climbing, salsa dancing) or acquiring a new skill (learning a new language, taking a defensive driving course, how… Read more »

Should You Shop Organic?

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If you’ve paid any sort of attention to social media and TV within the last 25 years, you’ve heard the benefits of organic food touted. It’s better for your health, it’s better for the soil, it’s just better all around. Unfortunately, “organic” has become a bit of a buzzword some companies have slapped onto a… Read more »

Happy Employees Are a Win-Win

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It stands to reason that happy employees will stay at their jobs. And while their primary reason for working does, of course, entail work, it behooves you as an employer to keep your employees satisfied and fulfilled; doing so will decrease your turnover rate, making for a stronger team and a better reputation overall. Consider… Read more »

Too Busy for Exercise? Think again.

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If you say you “don’t have time” to exercise, you’re actually making a choice not to make the time. If you really want to find the time, you can. When my personal trainer friend was questioned on how to fit exercise into an incredibly busy schedule, she made up a program wherein the person could… Read more »

Should You Try Meditation?

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When you think of meditation, what comes to mind? For many of us, we picture someone sitting in a lotus position, eyes closed, possibly on a beach at sunrise. Meditation doesn’t require you to wear special clothing or have a beach nearby, nor does it require an hour of quiet concentration. Meditation does improve your… Read more »

The Calm After the Holidays: Volunteering

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The holidays tend to bring out volunteers in droves, providing others with a decent meal and warm clothes during a time when excess intertwines with the concept of gratitude for what we already have. And while helping out during November and December does so much for so many, you may want to continue your volunteer… Read more »

Play Your Part to Help the Environment in the New Year

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We’ve all heard the green-friendly phrase. “Reduce, reuse, recycle.” How can you, as an employer, make your office more environmentally friendly and sustainable? Optimize energy settings. Consider how much energy each computer at your office uses. Changing the settings for those and other devices and shutting them down completely at the end of the day… Read more »

Coloring Your Way Into 2017

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If you haven’t heard about the concept of coloring books for adults or think it’s a bit of a silly trend, you may want to take a second look. Evidence shows that adults who use coloring books reap benefits for their emotional, mental, and even physical health. An alternative to meditation. If the thought of… Read more »