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A Tasty Take on Trendy Toast

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhile many food trends come and go, some desired food traits seemingly never go out of style. For example, dishes that provide nutritional benefits will pretty much always be popular, along with types of foods that can be customized to match personalized preferences and tastes.

Toast is a versatile option for nearly anyone seeking a bite for breakfast, especially those eaters looking for both nutrition and flavor. Because you can add a variety of toppings to your toast, it can be a simple way to add a healthy element to your morning routine.

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5 Tips for New Pet Parents

Reading Time: 2 minutes Introducing a new dog to the family can bring plenty of excitement, sweet snuggles and puppy kisses. However, there are also plenty of practical steps to consider to successfully transition a pup into its new environment.

Whether you’re a seasoned pet owner or a first-time puppy parent, these tips can help your newest family member feel right at home.

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Reading Time: 5 minutesAcross the years, I have found myself a little envious of people who are naturally organized. For example, I remember being in awe of one of my coaching clients who mentioned that her closet is color-coded, her pantry is alphabetized, and that her filing system includes printed labels, dated ticklers, and elaborate and systematic use of sticky notes. I have also occasionally found myself looking through Real Simple magazine, fascinated by the pictures of makeovers of refrigerators, closets,  and even bulletin boards.

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Bucket List Travel Destinations for 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutesTaking time to go on vacation or to just unplug from everyday life can be beneficial, and there’s certainly no lack of options when it comes to choosing an ideal vacation spot. The options for experiencing an amazing vacation are so plentiful, such as exploring a cruise port, eating and drinking your way around a city or simply visiting a new destination, you may find yourself struggling to narrow down the choices.

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Astrology: a cautionary tale

Reading Time: 5 minutesToday’s piece is a bit of a departure for me.

I’m going full-out 100% vulnerable ‘oh shit if they read this they’ll think I’m completely nuts and incompetent’

Think of this as a true confession from a coach and astrologer whose life is not perfect, not by a long shot.

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Simplify Your Morning Routine to Get More Out of Your Day

Reading Time: 2 minutesSome people wake up each morning refreshed, bright-eyed and ready to take on the day. Others slap the snooze button repeatedly and drag themselves begrudgingly from a cocoon of blankets. Whether you embrace the morning or muddle through, there’s little doubt that those early moments set the stage for the day ahead.

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Aiding Aging Parents

Reading Time: 2 minutesIt’s not easy getting old, as the saying goes, and it can be even harder to watch your parents age. Helping parents transition into the later years of their lives can be a delicate matter, but there are ways to help them ease into an elderly stage and cope better with challenges.

Carol Lavin Bernick, former executive chairman of Alberto Culver, navigated this type of life transition with her parents. In her book, “Gather As You Go: Lessons Learned Along the Way,”Bernick offers tips to give and get joy while preserving your parents’ dignity in addition to wisdom on business and leadership, philanthropy, dealing with tough times and being a working mom.

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Tonic: Setu Yoga Has a Plan to Make Yoga Less Skinny and White

Reading Time: 2 minutesSetu, a yoga community built as a platform for “elevating practitioners with different body types, skin colors, gender identities, and life stories.” The site serves as a portal for people to check out and support teachers, as well as find classes, videos, and communities to join. Setu dropped a video this week to cement their message that yoga does not discriminate, and the people we see at the front of the yoga studio should reflect that.

So one more time for the people in the back: Yoga is for everyone. Let’s start teaching like it is.

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Reading Time: 3 minutesFor the past couple months, however, I’ve begun adding walking into the mix, and I have to admit that now I really see what all the fuss has been about. Not only has it been good exercise that gets my heart rate up, it has also had a great impact on my mood, energy level, and my productivity at work. And, as you might expect, research supports my experience.

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Are You a Witch?

Reading Time: 4 minutesThere is a reason that powerful women get called witches. The patriarchy has never been comfortable with women having power of any kind. Equality feels like oppression to those who have always had the upper hand. But our power is ours. And our magic is a result of that power. And our magic can save the world.

If powerful women using their own unique brand of magic to do good in the world is the definition of witch, then count me in and call me a witch. I know I’ll be in good company.

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