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Doing Good for Others is Also Good For You: 30 Random Acts of Kindness Ideas

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I was raised on the Golden Rule: do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Chances are you were too. But did you know that doing good for others is also good for you?

Studies have shown that being kind to others and doing good deeds on a regular basis can help reduce anxiety, increase personal happiness, and even promote heart health and longevity.

Wait…the antidote to anxiety is a random act of kindness?

Possibly.

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A Life-Changing Chicken Lesson: How to Stop Procrastinating and Overcome Overwhelm

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If you and I met on the street today and I asked you how you are, there’s a good chance that your response would be, “Busy.”

Boy, do I hear that! We’re all busy these days, aren’t we? So busy.

So busy that when we think about all the stuff we need to do our jaw clenches.  So busy with all we have to do that we never seem to get to what we’d like to do. So busy and overwhelmed that we sometimes feel paralyzed, unable to buckle down to the tasks at hand because we don’t know where to begin.

Sound familiar? I think everybody feels that way sometimes. I know I have. continue reading

Me and the Bees: Eight Easy Ways To Help The Earth

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Recently, I attended a fascinating event at my local nature center – a honey tasting!

(Who knew that was even a thing?)

When I buy honey, I usually get whatever brand is on sale because, in my opinion, honey is honey. There’s a reason for that. Most commercially available honey is clover honey, which means that the bees that made it were feeding on clover.  That’s why, no matter the brand, the honey tastes pretty similar.

However, depending on what flowers the bees were feeding on, the honey they produce can taste really, really different!  During the tasting, I tried clover honey, blackberry blossom honey, orange blossom honey, and even buckwheat honey! (Blackberry honey is delicious. Buckwheat? Blech. But bees seem to like it.) continue reading

How to Start Your Day (and The One Thing That Makes Everything Easier)

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Every evening, I sit down and write out my goals for the next day. Learning how to start your day (and end it) is so important. With so many hats to wear and balls to juggle – wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, writer, blogger, speaker, boss, friend – it’s a necessity, the only way I can hope to keep track of what I need to do and where I need to be. Over the years, as the number of hats has multiplied, my system for list making has evolved considerably.  continue reading