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Walking a Tight Wire: Work/Life Balance

Back in the day before smart phones and laptops, or G-docs and Skype, it was easier to leave work at work. But now, the lines get very blurry very fast, creating tremendous stress and pressure to work longer hours, work from home, work during your commute ... work all the time. But that's a fast track to exhaustion, burnout, and serious physical and mental health problems, not to mention extensive damage to personal relationships.

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Word: 2019

Every time a new year begins, all talk centers around to make resolutions or not to make resolutions. That becomes the question. Taking a cue from bestselling author Gretchen Rubin, what about coming up with ONE WORD to give use as a theme or guiding principle for the whole year ahead? Here's what the Element staff chose as their words for 2019:

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Inspired by MLK Jr

We celebrated the great leader Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, but to truly honor his life, work, and example, we should all try to live his words:

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Forecast: Cold and Snow

This weekend promises more cold and potential winter weather. No surprise. It's January! And while winter can be magical snow globe of the sparkly stuff and plenty of hot cocoa with the ever-present promise of a snow day for both kids and kids-at-heart), it also can also increase the risk of physical injury for the young, the old, and the in-between. Cold, snow, and ice of the season bring a myriad potential problems.

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Fancy a Cuppa?

Baby it's cold outside. Warm up with a healthy cup of tea, decaffeinated if possible. Avoiding caffeine may not be easy, but finding alternatives can certainly help break the caffeine habit, keep you warm, and offer some health advantages.

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Mindfulness and New Years Resolutions!

“Nothing endures but change.” ― Heraclitus Are you someone who makes New Year’s resolutions? If so, how long do they last? How can we follow through with the things we want to change in ourselves and our lives?

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The Red Hook Star Review

Recently I was honored to be interviewed by our community newspaper, The Red Hook Star Revue. The Red Hook Star Revue began publishing in June, 2010. They are the only neighborhood newspaper to serve the Red Hook, Carroll Gardens, Columbia Waterfront District, and Gowanus communities.

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Baby Steps

This time of year, we all have grand aspirations for New Year's resolutions. Expensive gym memberships, high tech kitchen equipment, stringent juice cleanses, and lofty philanthropic goals all start with great intentions but often morph into strangling guilt as the year marches on. But that doesn't mean we can't take bite-sized steps towards our new-year, new-you desires!!

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New Year, Renewed Will Power

“Will power is trying hard not to do something that you really want to do,” said Frog. “You mean like trying not to eat all of these cookies?” Asked Toad “Right,” said Frog.

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