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THE POWER OF APPRECIATION

2018-10-26T01:05:08+00:00November 1st, 2018|Inspirational|

by Maria Sylvester A thankful heart hath a continual feast. ~W.J. Cameron Feel it. Offer it. Watch your life transform! Give yourself the pleasure of a moment of appreciating something, and watch how, just like a magnet, riches on many levels come back to you! Appreciation is defined as “the recognition and enjoyment of good qualities of someone or something.” Opening ourselves to savoring the good qualities of people, circumstances, or things around us is so simple to do. The option is always there. You can experience appreciation and gratitude in any instant you choose. Begin now, today, in this month [...]

SECOND THANKSGIVING

2018-10-26T01:07:38+00:00November 1st, 2018|Recipes|

by Jillian Fraioli Every time I mention it, it surprises me that people have not heard of the (in my heart at least) more popular holiday I like to call “Second Thanksgiving.” In our house, this holiday falls on the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend. Family obligations are complete, people have come and gone, football is still underway (although we’re more a Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter marathon household), and people are still in a celebratory mood, what with two more days to be gluttons. We still want to celebrate with our chosen family, our orphaned friends, and neighbors. So, [...]

Thanksgiving Glam: Your Wardrobe Essentials for the Holiday Weekend

2018-10-26T01:11:44+00:00November 1st, 2018|Fashion|

By: Angela Harrison The best part about November? FOUR-DAY WEEKEND! And, of course, family. With this glorious break from the daily grind, a lot of us take the opportunity to travel to said family and friends for a little R & R. The dress code for Thanksgiving weekend usually calls for casual comfort, but we can still be comfortable while looking completely chic and styled. And honestly, who decided Thanksgiving was going to be the one holiday we dress down for? What a missed opportunity! Whether you’re packing up and heading out or staying local for the weekend, this Thanksgiving capsule [...]

WOMAN ON THE STREET: WALKING IS MAGIC

2018-10-26T01:18:38+00:00November 1st, 2018|Inspirational|

by Stephanie Saline Sometimes, cars are too fast and even bicycles feel like rushing. Don’t get me wrong: the wheel is a remarkable invention. I’m glad I have it to thank for all sorts of transits and adventures. But there are times when walking is the only way to go. There’s something deeply satisfying about using your own two feet to traverse the planet. It’s travel at a human pace, for starters. Your eyes can take in the surroundings at a digestible speed. Philosophically, your body is no longer cargo — it once again becomes the vehicle. I once had a [...]

HOW TO RAISE KIND, GRATEFUL & NOT ENTITLED KIDS

2018-10-26T01:20:46+00:00November 1st, 2018|Parenting|

by Randi Rubenstein Adapted from randirubenstein.com We want our kids to appreciate all we do for them. We want them to grow up feeling grateful for all the opportunities they have been given. Like getting a great education and living in a nice house. We not only meet their basic needs, we exceed their expectations on the daily. You are a parent that over-delivers in pretty much every way when it comes to your kiddos. You prioritize your role as mom or dad above all else in your life. Your end game involves raising good people. You want your kids to [...]

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