This is not a political post

We are not sheep, we are not pawns; we are not going to be divided. We are not weak-willed or incapable of working together. We are the backbone of this country. We are all playing our part every day to contribute. We work hard, pay our taxes, raise families, fight for people in need, and come together when times are tough. We need all of us to be great. We need farmers in rural areas - we need professors at universities - we need everyone spanning the gamut. This country was built on the backs of hard-working people, immigrants, slaves, men, women, and children. We have skeletons in our closet we must admit it and see ourselves as one, look at our reflection and acknowledge our frailty and mistakes and acknowledge our strength to overcome.

Step Away From Sameness This Holiday Season

Step Away From Sameness This Holiday Season

It’s easy to find conformity, and even easier to purchase it. Sameness has a siren call of convenience that draws people in and churns out trends. Those trends seep into the core of periods of time and creep up the walls of every home like overgrown ivy. Sameness stemming from mass production has its place but there is no better time of year to veer off of the beaten path than during holiday giving. Purchasing an art piece for your own home or a family member's is an investment, a statement, and scintillating step away from sameness. The depth of artists and range of mediums that you can select from in Oregon is close to unmatched. My list could go on and on, but for this post, I’ve narrowed my showcase to 5 painters. There are incredible photographers, fiber artists, silversmiths, designers and so much more to choose from here in #centraloregon and throughout the state.  

20 Healthy Habits to Keep You Feeling Great

20 Healthy Habits to Keep You Feeling Great

Over the years I've become more committed to my health and more mindful about what I put into my body. That commitment has developed because of a few health issues I've had and wanted to remedy. Below are 20 tips I've learned and incorporated into my life. I hope you find them helpful. :) Also, these steps don't need to happen all at once. I've slowly incorporated these tips as I've learned them, mostly over the last 6 years. Taking it a step at a time until it becomes habit works well. 

Try this system to finally make those reoccurring resolutions habit.

Try this system to finally make those reoccurring resolutions habit.

You’re reading this article because you’re a positive go-getter that’s doing your best to live a healthy and balanced life, but my guess is there are still a handful of ways you’d like to take it to the next level.

 Am I right? 

 

Why does this system work?

It works because it’s not an all or nothing system and it keeps your goals front of mind each and every day. It also encourages consistency and shines a light on what you’re doing right rather than what you didn’t do. It’s not about restricting yourself but instead empowering yourself to make things happen.

Royalty Free Fall Images

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