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I was astonished to learn that every year, the world consumes more than 3.6 billion plastic toothbrushes – and most end up in landfills and oceans.

The Humble Co. is on a mission to create change. The company makes products that are kind to the planet, and their toothbrushes . . . → Read More: Win Two Cool Bamboo Toothbrushes from The Humble Company

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If you follow this blog, you’ll know that this week a number of us committed to Reset Week – doing 50 good things in 5 days this week. Now that the work week is over, I’m happy with this endeavor. Knowing that I only had to be extra good . . . → Read More: My Fails and Successes During Reset Week

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Last week I posted about how sometimes I wish life had a red reset button, like the ones on garbage disposals. So I’m hunkering down to do 50 good things this week. Care to join me?

Here’s what’s on my Reset Week list:

1. Get up 15 minutes early. . . . → Read More: 50 Good Things in 5 Days – Happy Reset Week!

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Recently a friend posted on our neighborhood forum that her garbage disposal was broken. Another neighbor helpfully suggested she try pushing the red “reset” button on the appliance. Sure enough that did the trick, and the problem was easily solved.

I read that exchange and thought, “Boy, there sure are . . . → Read More: Could You Use a Reset Week?

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Janet and Pat Wiesner | Photo: ColoradoBiz

My friend and former business partner Pat Wiesner and his wife Janet are a couple I look up to. They are always up for trying new things, always learning, always helping, and always interested in other people. The Wiesners have a . . . → Read More: Adventures In Saying Yes

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You might think I’m making this up, but TODAY – April 17th – is National Cheese Ball Day!

Perhaps, like me, you have conflicted feelings about cheese balls. I remember some scary looking giant pink orbs from the cocktail parties of my parents’ era. After a few people had worked them . . . → Read More: Mini Cheese Balls with Pretzel Stick Skewers

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Whoever said, “Life is uncertain, so eat dessert first” was on to something.

It’s impossible to predict the surprises and mishaps of daily life. The only thing we know for sure is that, at some point, the unexpected will happen. In fact, the entire insurance industry is built around that single . . . → Read More: 21 Simple Ways to Prepare for the Unexpected

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I just finished reading a most inspiring book.

The Mindful Day: Practical Ways to Find Focus, calm, and Joy From Morning to Evening by Laurie J. Cameron is a guide in how to slow down and be present during every waking moment of the day.

“Mindfulness” is a . . . → Read More: Book Giveaway: The Mindful Day

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March is going out like a lion here in Colorado, as we’ve had three snowstorms in the past week. The snow is heavy and wet, but we Coloradoans try to remain positive while faithfully repeating our spring snow mantra: “We need the moisture.”

 

 

The snow melts by lunchtime, and . . . → Read More: An April State of Mind

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Years ago when I was a magazine publisher, I visited a fabulous mountain home owned by a wealthy couple. In their living room they had two illuminated cases, each showcasing a sparkling collection of multicolored art glass. I lingered in the room like a beady-eyed raven, fixated by the shiny . . . → Read More: 5 Ways to Enjoy Things Without Owning Them

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