You’re not alone

In today’s digital world when we are connected on line but not as often in person, people can often feel a disconnect with others. In addition, many self-employed people that work from their home or a small office can feel isolated. And now with Covid-19, we are stuck...

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Powerful Words

What you say and write is important From Kirsten Klug's book Your Time is Now, Kirsten writes about the power of words: "Words, in themselves, can be very powerful. They can make you laugh or cry. They can influence, manipulate, or inspire. Words can hold you back or...

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Tell the Truth

The Truth makes life Easier to Live One Saturday morning, my husband and I wanted to go out to eat for breakfast instead of cooking in. Afterwards our young children asked if we could go to the mall to see Santa Claus. It was the holidays and this was one of our...

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Knowledge as Your Guide

The great aim of education is not knowlege but action. -Herbert Spencer An excerpt from Page 146-147 in Building Character book (permission to reprint given to Kirsten Klug directly from good friend late Randy Traeger): Knowledge through Stories by Justin Taylor We...

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Heat Up to Heal

Medicinal herbs can help you heal from the inside out. When I'm talking about heating up, I'm not talking about warming up your meal or taking a heating pad to your stomach. There are quite a few herbs that have warming properties, so I will focus on three of my...

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Wonders of Aloe Vera

Have you ever had a burn or a skin rash and wondered what could you easily apply to it?  Aloe vera offers a healing agent that when applied topically is soothing and pain relieving. It contains rich concentrations of anthraquinones to promote rapid healing and tissue...

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Benefits of Loose-leaf Tea

Health benefitsFlavonoids, unique antioxidants that are in tea, are linked to help with cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Tea can also encourage weight loss, provide mental clarity, and suppress cholestrol. Flavorful and aromaticLoose-leaf tea has a larger surface...

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Attitudes of Gratitude

We live in an area with beauty all around us. In just a few minutes from home, we can walk in the woods, bike in a park, or go swimming at a nearby pool for little or no cost. In one to two hours drive time, we can hike or windsurf in the gorge, hang out on the river,...

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Ironman Athletes Commitment

Article by Robin White, Ironman Athlete What is your passion? Thinking about an exciting goal you’d like to accomplish someday is a lot of fun.  It’s fun to dream and plan, and fantasize about the day we finally write that book, cross that finish line, or win that job...

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Birds in View

Get out to watch birds and enjoy nature Oregon has many bird species to see, watch, feed, and learn from. In fact, there are nearly 400 different species! Of these more than 200 pass through the Portland metropolitan area. Setting aside time to birdwatch is good for...

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