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7 Simple Ways You Can Get Involved in Your Community

Jacob Moyer | CC

I spent last Saturday at a local music and arts festival – and when I say “local,” I mean LOCAL. Organizers held the venue in my city’s park, all food vendors were from “mom-and-pop shops” around town (no national chains), artists from around the area displayed their jewelry, paintings, clothing, and other merchandise, and all musicians were from within the tri-state area. I had...
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5 Ways to Celebrate the Summer Solstice


The Summer Solstice not only is the first day of summer, but it’s also the longest day of the year. After the Summer Solstice, the days start to get "shorter" ( the amount of daylight we have starts to dwindle little by little).

This year, the Summer Solstice falls on this day, Saturday, June 21, 2014, which is extremely convenient for those of us who want to celebrate!

I’ll be attending another 108...
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Walking Meditation: Mindfulness On the Move


I took my first meditation walk a few weeks ago. I've since done some research about walking meditation, and wow--there's a ton of information out there!

My meditation walk was hosted by a licensed counselor who often offers group seminars and private sessions on mindfulness, so I feel confident I learned--definitely not everything--but a good solid foundation for planning my own mindfulness walks.

So, for simplicity's sake--and to add to the wealth of information already...
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Your Treadmill SUCKS! 7 Reasons You Should Get Outside


My city has an absolutely fantastic park, and there's a long track that extends from it along the edge of the town. It's a gorgeous, tree-lined path perfect for everything from walking your dog to riding a bike to running.

Now that the temperatures are calming down a little here on the east coast (I've been waking up to 70-degree temperatures instead of 90), I'm moving some of my workouts outside again and, if you...
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Summer’s Almost Over: What’s On Your Must-Do List?


I spent the majority of this past weekend on a boat, and let me tell you, after spending weeks focusing mostly on work (read: sitting in front of a computer), both my body and mind welcomed the bright sun, warm temperatures and refreshing water.

On the way home last night, my friends and I faced the harsh reality that we probably have only a few weeks of comfortable outdoor weather left.

One friend was especially sad...
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