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The Importance of Friendship

By Glory Eshareturi National Friendship Day is upon us! Is friendship really that important? We all know what it is like to be lonely, even sometimes while having friends around. In spite of this, there are many positive reasons to have friends in your life. They may be more beneficial to your well-being than you…

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Accessible Trails in Northern California

  Did you know that August 1st is National Mountain Climbing Day?  We thought we would celebrate by rounding up a list of accessible trails in Northern California.  So that’s exactly what we did.  We found our list here (https://www.traillink.com/trailsearch/?state=CA).  So get out there this month and do some walkin’.  Don’t forget to capture the…

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Messy Joy

by Melisssa Mowat When was the last time a good friend asked you:  “How are you?”  And you said, “Fine.” Even though you weren’t?   Let’s be honest in our sorrows.  Joy is not only found in moments of profound “happiness” and mountain-high triumphs.  Joy can be found in a release of tears…Joy can be…

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Decisions, Decisions…

by Glory Eshareturi Decisions, decisions. There are so many different decisions that we all make every single day. What do I want to wear today? What should I eat? Where should we go? Decision making is a part of life. There are decisions that are smaller and don’t have large recurring consequences, like when we…

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Living in Season

By Melissa Mowat Have you ever noticed how often people say things like: “I feel this is my season to grow in this area…” or “I’m ready for a season of change in my life.”  You can interchange “life” with: job, location, relationships, etc.  You know you’ve heard them all. Just as the natural world…

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Your Hidden Superpower

By Cassandra Sales   If you talk to anyone in my inner most circle, they would probably share three things about me. First, when it comes to energy, I always try to make mine worth catching. I remember when I became a Mom for the first time and the doctor told me my blood type…

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Rabbit or Duck? Choosing Your Perspective

by Glory Eshareturi So much of life is about perspective. Is the glass half empty or half full? Depends on who you talk to. The person who sees the glass as half full is someone you would call an optimist. These people tend to see the good in everything, they are ever joyful, and always…

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Time to Clean House

by Mary Flom Have you ever thought about why “spring cleaning” is a thing?  Historically, spring  cleaning is rooted in Jewish religion as preparation for Passover.   It can also be traced back to ancient Chinese religious practices; spring cleaning is a time to sweep away misfortune and prepare for good luck.  Biologists, however, would have…

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5 Ways To Get Your Hopes Up

By Mary Flom The Huffington Post put out an article some time ago titled The Science Behind Why Hope Can Help Heal Us.  In it they referred to two researchers, Boucher and Osgood, who created “The Pollyanna Hypothesis.” (Pollyanna is a Disney film from 1960 that tells the story of a 12-year-old girl who changed…

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