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Indulging our senses is a given during the holidays.

However, when the holidays are long gone the sweet tooth can linger on indefinitely.

There are many ways to resist these cravings and they may or may not work overtime. One that you may not have heard of is getting to know and understand how your microbiome has a role to play in both creating the desire and reducing the desire.

A microbiome is a community of extremely microscopic lifeforms, or microorganisms, that ideally are peacefully coexisting within you. …

This may be why

We’ve all felt it at some point.

That cloud we call exhaustion can be a result of over-committing ourselves, sleep patterns, diet, and or exercise.

But one of the most unrecognized reasons we feel a lack of energy is dehydration. Our bodies are made mostly of water and all the organs rely on water to do their work, especially the lungs and brain.

When we are not getting adequate water, our blood pressure lowers which directly impacts how much blood and oxygen the brain receives. …

Dr. Elizabeth Joy Erwin ~ Mindfulness Motivator

Dr. Elizabeth Joy Erwin, a professor at Montclair State University, is leaving a legacy to future generations by planting mindfulness seeds in the classroom, home, and world.

Having committed over 30 years of her life to educational equity in early childhood through advocacy, teaching, and research, she has become a thought leader in the field of education.

As a professor, she is sharing her findings directly with current and future teachers. She is teaching them not only to think critically but also to reflect deeply and teach inclusively.

She is inviting them to explore mindfulness and well-being practices in the…

keeping a legacy alive

This leaf speaks volumes about what is possible when we look to the simple and the small for wisdom.

Native to Africa, the scientific name is Kalanchoe pinnata. It is also known as Bryophyllum pinnatum and Cotyledon pinnata, and often referred to as the miracle leaf. This magical little succulent can be found thriving in many different parts of the world today.

Each leaf that falls is capable of regenerating an entirely new plant from the seeds along the edge and has been called upon for centuries for its healing benefits.

This little “wonder of the world” as it is…

the power of giving thanks

Witness - (verb) to see, hear or know by personal presence and perception

In every moment of every day, we have the power to choose not only what we witness, but how we witness.

The quality of our witnessing is an infinite resource available to us at any given moment.

To focus on a thing lends itself to matters of the head. We can focus on the traffic light or the meal that we are making. We can focus on a message we receive or a result we want to achieve.

This can be a helpful way to turn ourselves…

and while I'll be giving thanks for it this year

2020, a year of letting go.

That process of letting go, although a necessary part of change and evolution, never seems to come with an “easy” tag attached to it.

All too often that invitation to let go is escorted by the infamous bystanders “unexpected” and “unwelcome”.

We like our lives the way we design them and as time stamps that design with comfort, it makes it ever so easy to get lost in oblivion. …

A gift to yourself

Skin is not only our largest organ but it is also the only one that is visible on the outside.

As our guardian of sorts, it upholds our wellbeing in more than one way. It maintains proper body temperature, keeps viruses and bacteria at bay, produces vitamins, and provides sensation.

Most of us give it attention every day in one way or another and most of that attention is based on what we see on the outside.

Maybe we see dry skin or oily skin. Maybe we see a sunburn or acne. Maybe we see wrinkles or age spots.


Dr. Artika R. Tyner ~ Freedom Fighter

Here is to the brave and compassionate women that are making a stand for what they want to see more of in the world.

One of these women is Dr. Artika R. Tyner. She not only sees women and youth as a critical part of making change happen, but she is also educating and inspiring future lawmakers to be active participants in that change.

Much like Oprah Winfrey who would go into her office closet and call upon the guidance of her ancestors during challenging times, Artika too gains strength from revisiting her…

Sharing a global moment on behalf of #TheWorldWeWant

75 years ago, the largest global organization to be formed around peacebuilding and unity became official and today is the day we celebrate all that it stands for.

Named The United Nations by Franklin D. Roosevelt on Oct. 24, 1945, and currently comprised of 193 countries or Member States, its focus and commitment lie in a sustainable future for all.

“It is not about me. It’s about we.” — Alicia Keys

In September of 2015, 17 Sustainable Development Goals were agreed upon unanimously by all members and are still in effect today. …

A global generosity movement

Why generosity?

Generosity feels good. There are many studies linking generosity to psychological health and well being.

Giving Tuesday which takes place on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving encourages and celebrates generosity. Since it’s inception in 2012, it has grown into a global event. With hundreds of millions of dollars raised in one single day, it has become an important landmark in furthering the work of non-profit organizations.

Research shows us that people are more inclined to give when there is a need, and 2020 has provided plenty of need. From a rise in homelessness to an unveiling of the…

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Inviting curiosity, recognizing possibility, cultivating unity and celebrating the journey.

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