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Mindfulness Works: It’s More Than the Latest Buzz Word

If you spend much time on social media, you may be familiar with the buzz about mindfulness. A search on Pinterest will yield thousands of results. #mindfulness has over 4 million posts on Instagram.  I did a quick search of TED talks on YouTube and found over 100 pertaining to mindfulness. There are also several hundred apps for mindfulness. It seems like everyone is jumping on the mindfulness and meditation bandwagon. And it’s not just hype. The crucial thing to know is, mindfulness actually works. It’s not just a buzz word. Everyone is trying to sell you some peace of Read More

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A Letter To Myself, 7 Tips For More Happiness

Dear Younger Self, True confession: I hate a lot about getting older.  It takes me twice as long to get over injury and illness. Thanks to my California childhood (minus sunscreen) my skin is starting to show brown spots, red spots, and even some crinkles. Crinkles sound nicer than wrinkles, don’t they? My advice, never forget your sunscreen and start a savings account to pay for a good dermatologist. Weight loss is twice as challenging as my metabolism slows. But weight gain is a piece of cake (or pie or cookie). Remember how you could eat everything you wanted and Read More

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Favorite Things: Amazon Edition

In honor of Amazon Prime Day, I thought I’d share some of my favorite Amazon items. I’ve had my Amazon Prime membership for just under a year. It has been totally worth the $99 fee. This will be my first Prime Day as a member. I’m not sure what benefits I take advantage of yet, but I am looking forward to seeing the deals. Please note this post contains affiliate links. If you click on one, it will take you to Amazon. It doesn’t not cost anything, but if you buy something, I may receive financial compensation. See my disclosure Read More

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11 Chocolate Quotes in Honor of World Chocolate Day

Happy World Chocolate Day! If you’re like me, you don’t really need an excuse to have a good piece of chocolate, but isn’t it nice to know you have a special day to celebrate?  I wish I could tell you about some wonderful deal on chocolate, but it looks like those are reserved for National Chocolate Day in October.  There’s also International Chocolate Day, two of them actually, in September and December and Bittersweet Chocolate Day in January. Most of those chocolate holidays are when the weather turns cooler. Sure, your chocolate is more like to melt in July, but Read More