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Living Stress Free

We all live in a stressful world. It is imperative that we practice self care on a daily basis. Here are 5 tips on how you can destress right now! On our list of things to do today, “relax” usually doesn’t make the cut. But think about how many times in...

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International Women’s Day Feature

[dropcaps type='normal' color='' background_color='' border_color='']T[/dropcaps]oday, on International Women’s Day, we make a stand for the status of women in our societies and celebrate the social, economic, and political achievements of women. We are encouraged to #BeBoldForChange and commit ourselves to creating a more gender inclusive world. It is a great opportunity...

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6 Tips to Eliminate Your Travel Regrets

Some people wish they traveled more. Some people wish they didn’t have to travel at all. Some people wish they could have maximized their trip just a little more. What will it take for you to be purely happy with your trip experience?...

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How to Encourage Your Children to Give Back

[dropcaps type='normal' color='' background_color='' border_color='']Y[/dropcaps]ou can instill a sense of gratitude and generosity in even the youngest of children by teaching them the value of giving back. Philanthropy can consist of giving their time or sharing a portion of their allowance for the causes they support. Here are some ideas for...

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A Vacation Revolution | DreamTrip

Boasting many beautiful parks, history lessons, whimsical art, great food, and walkability, Boston is the perfect place to create family vacation memories. My sons and I just returned from a fun and stress free DreamTrip that we will long remember as a favorite. Getting Around  Despite Boston being a bustling city, it's...

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Julia Silverman // a FemCity Interview

FemCity Founder, Violette de Ayala got a chance to get to know Julia Silverman, who's recent film, American Pastoral also stars Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning. Making it from Pittsburgh to NYC, and keeping hold of her dreams, Julia shares her thoughts on dreaming big, keeping hold of dear friends and...

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Born With Enthusiasm // The God Within

Born With Enthusiasm | Written by Dede Lyons Is enthusiasm a natural born state or do we develop it, and can it be cultivated with practice? What if it was all of the above?  It’s really not important whether you believe you were born with enthusiasm or not. What’s essential here is...

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The Detriment of Distraction

The Thrall & Detriment of Distraction: How the Focus of Meditation Can Help Us Show Up Written by: Halli Bourne But my brain, I realized, wasn’t just drifting. It was hungry. It was demanding to be fed the way the Net fed it—and the more it was fed, the hungrier it became…...

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Make 2017 Your BEST YEAR EVER

December seams to jerk us out of the microcosm. We’ve been steadily going through our paces when suddenly we wake up and it’s the last month of the year. Now’s the time when most of us decide that next year we’re going to do it better; next year is going...

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Follow the 100-Percent Rule

How and Why to Follow the 100-Percent Rule | Written By: Laurel Moll The 100-percent rule says that if you want to achieve personal success in any endeavor, you must be 100 percent committed to it. Jack Canfield, author of The Success Principles, famously wrote, "Successful people adhere to the 'no...

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Refocussing for the New Year

When you feel like your goals have taken a backseat, don't just give up and toss them out the window-just refocus, reset, and restart! There's still plenty of time to finish out this year strong, and get a jumpstart on your 2017 goals....

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REFLECTIONS ON LOSING AN ELECTION

WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT BUSINESS FROM LOSING AN ELECTION  AS SHARED BY VIOLETTE DE AYALA, FOUNDER OF FEMCITY® Running for public office is a task and an endeavor that shifts the ground you stand on. It’s a role that pushes you to your limit while casting a flashlight on your every move....

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