Forget Overcoming: Embrace Your Business Challenges

2018-03-27T19:41:36-04:00January 31st, 2018|Ann Arbor Interest, Career|

FROM ZERO TO $16 MILLION WITH TONI MORELL by Kristen Domingue Our conversation with Toni Morell, one of three Zingerman’s Mail Order managing partners, reminded us of the importance of not only following our passions but paying attention to where they intersect with our strengths. Morell oversees the managers running the day-by-day operations of this $16M business with 90 year-round staff and over 400 people during the holiday time. Here’s how she got started, and how she’s keeping it all going. FOLLOW YOUR BIG IDEA, EVEN IF IT’S HARD AT FIRST.People often ask, “When you got started, were you nervous?” The truth? I [...]

The Importance Of Self Care

2018-03-27T19:41:44-04:00January 31st, 2018|Spirituality|

Today is a cold winter day. I’m curled up in my favorite blanket drinking herbal tea that my friend Megan lovingly created, letting my mind explore the topic of self-care. Some would say self-care is a form of self-love, where we consciously and intentionally honor ourselves — in a sense, shower ourselves with love. I feel such a tenderness to life after reading the above quote, like the love we would give to a newborn baby. “Do you stop to smell the roses? Are we gentle with life’s delicate balance? Do we honor the present state of being, and adore the beauty?” “Our [...]

Turn Your Family’s Vacation Into A Vacation Not A Torturous Trip

2018-02-25T15:53:56-04:00January 31st, 2018|Parenting|

By Randi Rubenstein Recently, my family enjoyed a lush vacation in the Bahamas. The water was crystal-clear, the weather was similar to a perfect day in San Diego, and the adult naps were plentiful.The reason I’m referring to our Bahamian winter getaway as a vacation and not a trip is because my children are 19, 16 and 11. I’m joking! Well, sort of. I will share with you my top 3 best tips for enjoying your next out-of-town family getaway, even if you still have little people tugging on your leg 24/7.First of all, can we establish that there is a big difference [...]

Botox And Beyond

2018-02-25T15:54:57-04:00January 31st, 2018|Health|

By Lisa Profera The New Year is well underway, and it’s now time to focus on you a bit more. I hope that the health tips I shared in my last two articles have helped you feel better on the inside. Now it’s time to take a look at the outer you. Aging happens to as us all, and as we age, not only does our skin lose collagen and elastin, but we also lose fat and bone structure. Our face is the first to show signs of aging. These factors, in addition to the effects of gravity, cause deflation and a diagonal [...]

Choco Immunity Elixer

2018-02-25T15:56:15-04:00January 31st, 2018|Recipes|

I start every new day with an elixir of some sort. In winter, I love to cozy up with a warm mug and take some time for myself before the bustle of the day. It is part of my morning ritual. Having a slow-living, self-loving mindset while drinking it will only amplify the benefits. If you have a few minutes, create your own ritual; light some sage or palo santo, grab a journal and set some intentions for how you want your day to look, be and feel. Now, the key to a tasty and satisfying elixir is to mix protein, fat, superfoods, [...]

Sweet Potato Toast

2018-01-31T15:51:21-04:00January 31st, 2018|Recipes|

Sweet Potato Toast (savory, spicy and sweet) Serves: 2 • Total time: 35 minutes (cook time: 30 minutes) INGREDIENTS: 1 sweet potato Avocado oil (or other cooking oil) Sea salt TOPPING IDEAS: Cucumber, smoked salmon, capers, a pinch of coarse sea salt. Avocado, local kimchi from the Brinery, a pinch of coarse sea salt. Almond butter, banana, and cacao nibs, a pinch of coarse sea salt. INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat the oven to 400 F. Wash and dry your sweet potato. With skin on, slice sweet potato lengthwise about ¼ inch each. Arrange the slices on a baking sheet and lightly coat both sides with oil.Bake [...]

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