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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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Introducing the Supportive Stepmom

Hi, I’m Jocelyn. Let me introduce myself. Over the course of the last few years I’ve gone from being married, a new mom, divorced, a single mother, to now a newlywed stepmom. My mind is blown on so many levels! First of all, I NEVER saw myself divorced. It took a...

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3 TOOLS TO NAVIGATE CHANGE AND TRANSITION

In June 2017 I had just moved to the US, gotten married and couldn't legally work in my new country. I was a mess of sadness and depression. My husband didn’t know how to help me, and I was finding it hard to help myself. Making decisions is hard,...

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The Happiness Benefit of Mindful Eating

“Your journey to a healthier weight is not a journey that you start and then give up. It is a journey that you are living every day for the rest of your life.”  Thich Nhat Hanh No one in Italy is saying “I’ll gain weight if I just look at the tiramisu.”...

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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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Staying On Track with 2017 Resolutions

[dropcaps type='normal' color='' background_color='' border_color='']A[/dropcaps] few years ago I decided to get up early to go to the gym. Let me rephrase – I decided to get up at what I generally consider the middle of the night -  to go to the gym (4:45 am to be exact). Optimistically...

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The Healing Powers of Spices by Chef Joy

Herbs, Spices and Chilies have amazing healing properties for your body and most of us have them in our kitchen. Here are five. Inflammation: Your Body's reaction to illness or injury characterized by swelling, warmth, pain and redness. If you want to relieve inflammation in your body try incorporating cloves in your cooking. Cloves...

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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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Being More Intentional

Being More Intentional  I've decided that 2017 is a year of intention. I came to this decision when I went through all of the projects, business ventures, relationships, health goal results and other successes and failures I've had over the past year. When I broke everything down I realized a commonality:...

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What To Do With Over 3,000 “Friends”

I have over 3,000 "friends" on social media, now what? I was updating my bio info in my social media account, as I've been doing every so often while I adjust and figure out what feels right for the message I am conveying in my business and personal life, when I...

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3 Easy Steps To Release Emotional Weight

3 Easy Steps To Release Emotional Weight by Michelle Alva, PT Do you carry the extra weight of emotions in your body?   Do you sit for 5 or more hours per day at a desk? Listen to the interview HERE “3 Easy Steps To Release Emotional Weight”  Grateful to share these powerful and easy...

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How I Got In My Own Way

As my soul evolves, I often contemplate how to share my latest lesson with complete rawness and reality. I found recently, a certain method I was using to hold myself and my evolution back. For years, I tinkered on that “next” level, the step that would propel me to greatness....

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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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