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How to Get Your Career Back on Track

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Photo courtesy of Ryan Vaarsi

Last week I highlighted key warning signs that you might be off-track in your career. This happens when we're not following our passions. But most people can’t just walk away from their jobs.  The good news, you don’t have to – at least not overnight.

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What to Do With All that Halloween Candy?

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My ears absolutely perk up when I hear conversations about positive food reform in the American school system and creative ways to encourage it.  Recently, yoga practitioner and music/video teacher Aram Rubenstein Gillis shared with me his latest endeavor to fight for this essential cause.

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Have Mercy on Yourself: Forgive the Unforgivable

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Forgiveness is the pardoning we are moved to do by love when someone hurts us and we respond with mercy.  There are two kinds of forgiveness:  The mercy we show to those who are heartfully sorry for having offended us, and the forgiving of those who show no remorse whatsoever.  One calls us to be merciful to others and the other begs us to be merciful to ourselves.  Both are soulfully necessary in different ways.

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Better School Fundraisers

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When you hear "school fundraiser," images of bake sales, wrapping paper drives, and car washes undoubtedly pop into your mind. Though I feel strongly about supporting my kids’ schools, I have to admit, I just don’t need any more wrapping paper. Time to try something new!

Here’s an idea with an eco and socially responsible twist. Global Goods Partners’ (GGP) school fundraising program provides an easy to implement online sale of handcrafted, fair trade products from artisans around the world (see examples below).

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1 These Recycled Paper Bracelets are made by rolling strips of discarded magazine pages into tightly formed beads.

2 Recycled Messenger bags covered with old comic strips has a large zippered front pocket, a cell phone pouch, and an adjustable shoulder strap.

3 The Long Red Paper Beads Necklace is made from recycled paper that's hand-rolled and individually strung.

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3 New Uses for Old Ice Cube Trays

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I had to oust the stack of spare ice cube trays to make room in the kitchen cabinet for my new juicer. To be honest I'm not sure why I held onto them since my refrigerator has an ice cube maker. Instead of recycling the trays I put them to good use in three rooms of the house:

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1 Put those spare ice cube trays to good use.

2 Organize the jumble of jewelry.

3 Ice cube trays keep jewelry organized.

4 Organize messy craft supplies.

5 Ice cube trays keep craft supplies neat.

6 All sorts of supplies fit in the cups.

7 Make-over that messy desk drawer.

8 Even flash drives fit in the tray.

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Happy Friday

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Whole Living creative director Matthew Axe and photographer Eric Piasecki just traveled to glorious New England this week for a photo shoot. Their dogs greatly enjoyed the ride!