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5 Retirement Savings Options for Small Business Owners

5 Retirement Savings Options for Small Business Owners

We all understand that we need to save money in a tax-sheltered retirement account to provide for our living expenses after we stop receiving paychecks. But where do you turn when you are a small business owner and do not have the readily accessible plug and play...

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Practicing Receiving

Practicing Receiving

I was hiking a windy ridge in Patagonia in 2014 when it hit me, tears peeked, and I felt relief ... a letting go, an opening, an expansion. The year before I had started seeing a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner for therapy, and a whole new world of body awareness...

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Iodine needed for all!

Iodine needed for all!

Prior to its reinvention as a dental savior, fluoride was regarded as toxic industrial waste. That is, until Edward Bernays, nephew of Sigmund Freud and author of the book “Propaganda,” entered the picture in the late 1940s. Previously, his biggest marketing “success”...

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Growing Hispanic-Owned Small Businesses: Triumph and Trials

Growing Hispanic-Owned Small Businesses: Triumph and Trials

In the decade preceding the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of Hispanic business owners increased 34% and today nearly one in four new businesses in the U.S. is Hispanic owned, according to the Joint Economic Committee Hispanic Entrepreneurship and Business Brief. While...

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Smart Snacking for Back to School

Smart Snacking for Back to School

Are your kids ravenous when they come home from school? This is completely normal. In addition to being naturally hungry after not eating for 3-4 hours, it is also likely they did not have enough time to finish lunch or ate lunch extremely early! Snacks are a super...

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Meditation and Health

Meditation and Health

Have you heard? Meditation is good for you. There is an abundance of research showing various effects that meditation practice can have on our physical and mental health and our overall well being. But unlike a pill, meditation requires practice and it’s likely you...

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The Roots of Our Shared Well-Being

The Roots of Our Shared Well-Being

Many of us struggle with anxiety, depression, and feelings of loneliness and alienation. We say that we are fine when asked, but we don’t feel fine. Part of our suffering may be rooted in what psychologists and scientists call Nature Deficit Disorder or Nature...

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Baby birds – What they can teach us about taking flight.

Baby birds – What they can teach us about taking flight.

I’ve been watching baby birds on my front porch. First I saw the parents building the nest, then three bright blue robin eggs appeared. My dog and I started using the back door to enter the house, I suddenly felt like a protector and a witness. Two weeks later the...

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The Unique Retirement Planning Issues Women Face

The Unique Retirement Planning Issues Women Face

I believe that there is a disconnect between the way financial planning and investment management services have historically been provided to women, and how many women prefer to receive those services. Although all women don't have the same needs, there are quite a...

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CBD – Top Questions Answered

CBD – Top Questions Answered

If you’re new to CBD, welcome. I’m glad you’re here. If you haven’t used CBD before, it’s safe to say you have questions. Well, I have answers. I receive countless questions about CBD. I want your experience with CBD to be the best it can possibly be. I believe that...

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What is lifestyle medicine?

What is lifestyle medicine?

This is a question often asked, as Lifestyle Medicine is still a small (but exponentially increasing as the need is so great!) specialty, with relatively few board-certified physicians as yet. It centers on six main pillars as the primary modalities to prevent, treat,...

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The Practice Of Being

The Practice Of Being

 I travel to the Scottish isle of Iona to write and to walk. The landscape and the seascape mirror  my interior weather. The wind carries a delicate mist that sings a sweet and lonely tune - an  ancient cadence carried in rivulets through the heather and stone, in the...

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Can you spot your full-service agency?

Can you spot your full-service agency?

The advertising, marketing, and tech industries are jam-packed with buzz words, so much so that they daily produce some hilarious memes. But one particular catch phrase seems to rise above them all: the full-service agency. Chances are when you’re conducting your...

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The Gift of Grace – for Yourself

The Gift of Grace – for Yourself

December is a hard time of year for a lot of people. There’s less sunshine, the weather is colder, we’re all indoors more often. Perhaps you are in a line of work where you are struggling to make or reconcile end of year numbers. Kids are out of school for an extended...

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The Unconscious Mind

The Unconscious Mind

What controls you? We think that our behaviors stem from our conscious awareness, but often, we are under a greater influence whose main job is to ensure our survival. I am not talking about an outside entity. I am talking about our unconscious mind.  Our unconscious...

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When we go back to normal

When we go back to normal

“When we go back to normal.” Normal? Go back? It is no wonder these days are so incredibly hard, even when the vaccination efforts seem to be working and COVID deaths and hospitalizations are dropping, businesses are opening, friends are hugging. It’s still hard....

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Vitamin D: A key supplement for COVID-19 & beyond

Vitamin D: A key supplement for COVID-19 & beyond

With all the fear surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, one would hope the medical community would rally itself, brainstorm a working solution, and then doctors and the media would cooperate to immediately inform people of simple (correct) measures one could take to...

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Spiritual Practitioners in the Business World

Spiritual Practitioners in the Business World

I fell on my face. Not literally …. but Spiritually. About 10 years ago I left NY and moved back to my hometown of Birmingham, AL. I was “retiring” from my life in NY as a photographer to help my aging parents as well as live my passion as a Spiritual Counselor and...

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Teletherapy? What’s that?

Teletherapy? What’s that?

Long before the Corona Virus hit the world, therapists were conducting TeleTherapy, aka video therapy. Teletherapy goes by many names: video therapy, telehealth, telepractice, internet therapy, e-therapy, online counseling, telemedicine, etc.  Teletherapy can look...

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Take a Breath. Smart financial steps for right now.

Take a Breath. Smart financial steps for right now.

When it comes to your financial life, now is a good time to pause, take a breath, take stock, and focus on what you can control. We cannot control the full impact of the pandemic on financial markets, public policy, or whether someone chooses to wear a mask. When I...

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Ayurveda and Your Daily Routine

Ayurveda and Your Daily Routine

Ayurveda. Considering that the original texts of Ayurveda date back over 5,000 years, it is hard to believe that the knowledge shared in those texts is far from antiquated. Ayurveda is the oldest continuously practiced healing...

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Who is Helping You?

Who is Helping You?

It is my opinion that humans did not evolve to live as rugged individuals, living lives of solitary existence and meeting all of our own needs in a vacuum. And yet, there can be such a focus on self-reliance that the concept is taken to an extreme and we tell...

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The Empathic Herbalist

The Empathic Herbalist

YOU. You are a multi-faceted individual with your own wants, needs, and struggles. You deserve a multi-faceted wellness plan that meets you where you are and adapts with you. I believe in creating long term relationships with my clients that helps them as they grow...

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Movement Matters: Defining Exercise

Movement Matters: Defining Exercise

Especially during these times of COVID-19, the concept of exercise for most of us has changed. What Kenny encourages you to consider is not just the ability to exercise, but your quality of life and daily activities that are meaningful modes of movement.

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Simple Tips for a Healthy Summer

Simple Tips for a Healthy Summer

SUPPORT A HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM While our immune systems are complex and influenced by several different factors, taking care of ourselves during this time can be helpful in effectively fighting infection and disease especially during this COVID-19 pandemic. 1. Eat...

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