Where high-end hotel guests meet high-end growers

by Jen Jones Donatelli

Sustainable Surprise: West Inn & Suites
The term “farm-to-table” may be reaching its saturation point in most culinary circles, but West Inn and Suites is set on restoring its meaning with its distinctly different “A Night with Chef” offering. Just 10 minutes away from the [...]

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Come Back to Real Home Cooking with Roasted Pumpkin, Portugal Cake and Baked Anchovies

By Jennifer McGruther
Traditional foods are the foods of our great-great grandmothers—the foods of gardens and farms. They represent a system of balance, emphasizing the value of meat and milk, grain and bean, vegetables and fruits. The traditional foods movement celebrates the [...]

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Overcoming Disappointment in Work, Love, and Life
By Christine Hassler
Review by Erica Lynn
Why do so many unsatisfied people camp on the sofa watching life pass them by? In Expectation Hangover, Christine Hassler shows us how to turn an expectation hangover into an unexpected opportunity to grow. What is an expectation hangover? Everything we’re left with [...]

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Benefits of multiple income streams

By Larissa Peuckert-Coleman

Our professional lives are changing. While it was common for our grandparents to have only one job their entire working lives, the expectation that a person stay with a single occupation is increasingly rare. Instead of having one full-time job, more and more of us have [...]

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How to get rich and why you might want to —
wisdom from financial advisor Barbara Stanny

by Elyse Glickman
By all accounts, Barbara Stanny is accomplished and successful—practically a superwoman. Her resume includes many years as a business journalist, a Master’s degree in psychology and several acclaimed books on financial self-improvement.  Seeing her now, [...]

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By Laura Owens
Making New Year’s resolutions might seem like another annual letdown if you break your promises to yourself, but research suggests they sometimes work. In a 2012 study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, scientists compared success rates of people who made New Year’s resolutions to people who decided to change a problem [...]

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Dance your worries away and bring on the blessings

By Lisa Beebe
Lights flash. Music pounds. Bodies move to the beat. It might sound like a typical Hollywood night out, but as the name suggests, A-Bun-Dance is a party with a deeper meaning. This party was the brainchild of Christopher David Jackson, who co-creates each event with a [...]

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“Self-medicate” without a Hangover
By Quinlan Mitchell
Are the holidays a tad less joyful than they used to be?
Once upon a time this was a season for enjoying good company and experiencing gratitude, but nowadays the holidays, for many, are just a source of stress. Because whether it’s seasonal gifts putting a strain on your wallet, [...]

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Chanting’s healing power in combat, and when it’s over
By Shannon Sexton
Struggling with issues around deployment, PTSD and re-entry into civilian life, both vets and recruits are searching for new ways to cope. Some are finding that mantra chanting reduces their anxiety and lifts their spirits both during and after deployment.
Preliminary research concurs that yoga and [...]

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The best way to clear toxins

By Marita Schauch, B.Sc., N.D.
The liver is our largest gland, weighing about three pounds, and is one of the body’s vital organs. It performs more than 500 functions, including: synthesizes plasma proteins, cholesterol and vitamin D, stores glycogen and iron, destroys old blood cells, makes and breaks down hormones, regulates [...]

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