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Let It Go: Using the Changing Seasons to Release What You Don’t Need

2018-08-30T22:29:30+00:00September 1st, 2018|Minimalism|

By Bridget Baker   With the changing season comes the desire for more — as in, more things to make us feel like we are “ready for fall.” We want to impress people with our personal essays about “what we did for summer vacation” in order to keep up with the neighbors. Even though it’s still warm out in most places in September (hello, Indian Summer!), we suddenly feel compelled to go out and buy turtleneck sweaters and autumn-hued makeup palettes.   What if we used this time to reinvent ourselves with a new season? What if the reinvention wasn’t about adding more activities, more clothes, or more decorative fall [...]

The Bounty of September

2018-08-30T23:56:03+00:00September 1st, 2018|Recipes|

By Jillian Fraioli September is quite possibly my favorite month of the year. The weather cools off, the evenings still feel luxurious in length, the sunsets turn into a kaleidoscope, and the almost obscene garden bounty fools us into thinking winter is far, far away. Not that bounty of strawberries and delicate lettuces, but that hearty bounty that comes fast and furious out of the garden this time of year. Every Farmer’s Market, grocery store, or road-side stand overflows with abundance. Tomatoes, zucchini, early pumpkins, fat melons, and the hearty greens that have weathered the heat, along with the last of the peppers, eggplants, and [...]

Skip Sickness this School Year

2018-08-30T21:54:27+00:00September 1st, 2018|Health|

By Lisa Profera  If you think that getting sick 3-4 times a year is normal, think again. Another school year is upon us, and as you may have experienced in the past, kids start getting sick around mid-September. As the weather changes, germs circulate in the classroom. Teachers and students get sick, and they bring it home to the entire household. Seems inevitable, right? Wrong.   Why wait until you or your child gets sick? Be proactive this year! Boost health and immunity now with probiotics and high-quality essential oils, and reduce the risk of contracting diseases when out in public with proper hand-sanitizing practices.  Give yourself and your family a head start to better health with lifestyle changes and [...]

Instead of Heading Deeper Down the Doubt Path…

2018-08-30T23:47:01+00:00September 1st, 2018|Spirituality|

By Maria Sylvester  Cooler September breezes are upon us, reminding us that we are heading toward a transition. The close of summer and the beginning of fall is just one of a myriad of transitions we experience in a lifetime. Transitions are a common theme in my life-coaching practice, as many clients seek support when faced with a transition point in their life. There are multiple reasons why a person might seek help when transitioning from one aspect or area of their life to another, but I believe it is the experience of uncertainty that these times call forth that especially drives clients my way.  What is [...]

Woman on the Street | Coming Home from the Coffee Shop

2018-08-30T21:45:20+00:00September 1st, 2018|Inspirational|

By Stephanie Saline Walking home from the coffee shop last week, three of my neighbors were chatting conspiratorially on the strip of grass between the sidewalk and the street at the house next door. I asked them if they were plotting the revolution, and one of them asked me where I’d come from. I told them about the new coffee shop that opened less than half a mile from our houses. It’s the kind of place that posts where they get their coffee beans. The kind of place that has sidewalk seating and Parisian-style chairs. The kind of place that has [...]

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