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Eighteen years ago, we made a family decision to stop using chemicals on our lawn and around the house. Like most in suburbia, we had a lawn service and exterminator that came to the house regularly to spray pesticides. Why stop? I came upon troubling studies that pointed to the fact that pesticides were particularly…

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The Face in the Mirror

The face in the mirror is different.  I can now see a life well worth living.  What caused the change?  How did I get to this point?  I believe it began when a life altering message awaited me as I looked cancer in the face and won – do not let your heart be troubled,…

By Deb Kreimborg |
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TAKE MONEY MATTERS INTO YOUR OWN HANDS

Money is a way to allow us the freedom to do the things we want to do.  I have always enjoyed having money and enjoyed earning it creatively.  I really have had some interesting jobs throughout the years–  Magician’s Assistant, Jazz Dance Teacher, Motivational Speaker, Published Author, Performing Actress, Professional Fundraiser. Conservative employment has never…

By Meg Henderson Wade |
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Defining My Worth

As June came to a close, I sat down to work out our finances and get our summer activities paid off when I came across an email from Becoming Minimalist. The title of the article struck me and made me take a second look at what exactly we were spending our money on: “Our Money…

By Carol Leeth |
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Summertime Weight Woes

Back in the day, summertime for kids meant long days playing outside, spending time at the neighborhood pool and going back to school a little taller and leaner with a nice tan. Not so much anymore. Several recent studies have shown that the risk of children becoming overweight or obese increases over the summer. You…

By Bridget Swinney, MS RD |

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Close your Eyes 

Close your Eyes and imagine.  Covered in dark clothing, your eyes are down-cast.  As a young girl, you are taught never to make eye contact with men!  The rules are very strict connected to religious law and therefore eye contact is very inappropriate in Middle Eastern Cultures. Similarly a daughter may politely drop her head…

By Deb Kreimborg |
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4 Ways For Your Brand to Communicate More Authentically

AUTHENTIC—if you had to choose an example of a buzz word for the modern age, “authentic” would have to be at the top of the list. A word that used to cut deep and carry weight, “authentic” has been overused and hash-tagged into near oblivion thanks to the social media space. But that doesn’t mean…

By Makayla Ervin |
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Be The Change In Yourself

What you have to say matters. How you express yourself shows the world who you are. It reveals your character and your perspectives in a way nothing else can. What do you want to say to the world? What is your story and your perspective? A few years ago a friend told me that what…

By Carol Leeth |
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COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS

Communicating with others is the key to success.  Being able to connect with others is the way to ensure you are heard and understood.  By speaking clearly and spelling out what you want to say, you help others to understand what you are trying to communicate. In my life, I am constantly asking my friends…

By Meg Henderson Wade |