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The 15 Most Interesting St. Patrick’s Day Facts

As St. Patrick’s Day draws closer, we’ll soon be searching for that green Shamrock shirt, scanning Pinterest for (easy) Corned Beef recipes and picking up a little whiskey or Guinness to get ready for the celebration. Sure we love to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, but where did these traditions come from and how are we […]

The Importance of Preparation

Preparation can help decrease stress in emergency situations. Have fund planning ahead to make challenging situations smoother.

Mindful Monday

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Small Tips for Eating Healthier and Snacking Less

These Strategies Will Help You Prioritize Healthy Eating When Working From Home – Making nutritious choices can help boost our well-being. By Marina Khidekel, Head of Content Development at Thrive Global As many of us are familiar with by now, working from home comes with challenges — one of them being the temptation to snack all day, and another […]

If Putting Yourself First Feels Weird, Read This

There’s no journaling involved with this tip. By Patia Braithwaite No matter how often someone tells you to “put your own oxygen mask on” before helping others, putting yourself first is tough. Let’s face it, prioritizing yourself was probably complicated in 2018 and 2019. Post-2020? It’s almost laughable. How do you put yourself first when it […]

Refresh Your Week

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4 Ways The Pandemic Can Grow Your Character And Career

Challenging times can help us pause and reflect. By Bryan Robinson, Ph.D., Psychotherapist in Private Practice and Author of 40 books. Post-traumatic growth helps us build stamina and find possibilities and new opportunities during a career crisis. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger”—Friedrich Nietzsche The pandemic has created a lot of heartbreak, fear and […]

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