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And Now For Something Completely Different…understanding consent

By Karen | April 18, 2019 |

There has been so much talk about what is and isn’t considered consent to engage in sexual activity in the wake of the #metoo and #timesup movements. And yet, people still don’t get it. I refuse to get into a political discussion on this topic, so please respect that. Just to be clear, consent means to…

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Far Infrared…a new experience for me

By Karen | April 17, 2019 |

I had my first experience with a far infrared sauna today and I’m a believer. What is a far infrared sauna, you say? This type of sauna creates heat with light and ‘far’ infrared refers to where the rays fall on the light spectrum. What makes this type of sauna different from the traditional type?…

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Who’s Up For a Little Ecotherapy?

By Karen | April 16, 2019 |

Until recently, I had never heard of ecotherapy but now that I know what it is, I’m in. Ecotherapy refers to the benefits, both physical and psychological, of being in nature. It really makes sense that being outside would make us feel better. A study conducted in 2009 determined that people who live close to…

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Procrastination…or why do today what you can put off until tomorrow

By Karen | April 15, 2019 |

I decided this was a good topic today because, similar to analysis paralysis, procrastination is something I am really good at. I learned from the best because my father was a world-class procrastinator. There was no task, big or small, that he couldn’t put off until it became much larger and more time-consuming than if…

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Keep Facing Your True North

By Karen | April 14, 2019 |

I love this page from a book posted by Hay House on their Facebook page. It may be credited to Rebecca Campbell but I’m not sure. Sorry I don’t know any more details about it to give full credit. You don’t have to be all things to all people. Even if you bend over backwards,…

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Analysis Paralysis

By Karen | April 13, 2019 |

Do you have trouble starting a project because it seems too big to tackle? If there are several options, do you have trouble choosing the best one or any one at all? Do you not even know where to look to find the place to start?  I have this issue all the time. I have…

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Don’t Put Your Life On Hold

By Karen | April 12, 2019 |

I think we need to talk more about self-care. Most of us don’t engage in it enough. We…especially women…and most especially parents, tend to put everyone else’s needs before our own. But, as I have heard and often said, you must fill your own cup before you can fill someone else’s because you cannot pour…

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Be Nice To You

By Karen | April 11, 2019 |

How many times have you looked in the mirror and been critical of your body, your hair, your skin?  How many times have you said negative things to other people about yourself?  How many times have you said something like “I hate my (fill in the blank)?” We are often our own worst enemy, and…

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