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4 Lessons I’m Teaching My Kids as an Entrepreneurial Working Mom

According to a survey conducted by 99 Designs and featured in Entrepreneur, three-quarters of women who are entrepreneurs juggle being the primary childcare providers within their families as well. As an entrepreneurial working mom myself, I can tell you first-hand, this is no easy feat! However, despite the daily chaos and challenges, I feel it’s completely worth it because I’m able to teach my kids some very valuable life and career lessons. Here are four of the most important lessons they’re learning from my experiences.  To read the full article in Thrive Global, click here.

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Reasons Why Giving Back is Good for Both Society and Your Health

Holiday season is here, and it’s a natural time to think about giving back and donating to charities. In fact, according to the Blackbaud Index, as featured in USA Today, approximately 34% of all charitable donations are given in the last three months of the year, and 18% in December alone. While giving back should first and foremost be for the purposes of helping those in need, it also can provide health benefits for those on the giving end, in addition to those on the receiving end. Following are four reasons why giving back is good for the world and our health. To read the full article in the Los Altos Town Crier, click here.

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Why Practicing Gratitude is Good for Our Health

Thanksgiving and the holiday season are just around the corner, providing a nice reminder to think about what we’re grateful for. Gratitude is something we can and should focus on throughout the year to look at life through a positive lens. It also can create amazing benefits for our health and well-being. Below are five scientifically proven reasons why practicing gratitude is good for our health. To read the full article in the Los Altos Town Crier, click here.

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Pumpkin Packs Surprising Nutritional Benefits

Now that Halloween and Thanksgiving are on the horizon, pumpkin season is officially here. While many people simply think of it as a treat to enjoy in pies, ice cream and spiced lattes, or a decoration to carve and put out on the porch, pumpkin, a type of winter squash, is considered a superfood. Pumpkin has many surprising nutritional and health benefits you may not be aware of. Be sure to check with your doctor for any dietary restrictions, but following are five benefits to take note of that may encourage you to add more pumpkin into your life all year long. To read the full article in the Los Altos Town Crier, click here.

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Six Ways to Minimize the Risks of Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over 245,000 women get breast cancer and over 40,000 women die from this disease each year. While age, gender, genetics and family history can have a strong correlation to the disease, many women who get it don’t actually have any history in their families or any known risk factors. However, here are six lifestyle factors women can control to reduce their risk of getting breast cancer and for busy women and moms who may not have the time to do their own research, this article summarizes the key factors to focus on. 1. Breastfeed your children if applicable and possible: If you’re in your childbearing years, able to produce breast milk and nurse, in addition

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5 Ways a Consistent Yoga Practice Can Transform Your Mind, Body and Life

According to a study by the Yoga Alliance and Yoga Journal, the number of people doing yoga over the last several years has increased from over 20 million to 36 million. While yoga has become a very popular form of exercise, it’s not just a passing fad, as it’s been around for centuries and originally was founded in India. Therefore, in honor of National Yoga Awareness Month, here are five ways a consistent yoga practice can transform your mind, body and life. To read the full article in Thrive Global, click here.

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Working Out Together Offers Benefits for Couples, Study Says

According to a research study conducted by University College London, of 3,700 couples surveyed who worked out together, 70% were still exercising at the gym at least once a week two years later. The study reinforces the many benefits for couples who exercise together. To read the full article in the Los Altos Town Crier, click here.

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Reasons to Change Up Your Workouts and Try New Fitness Activities

According to the American Council on Exercise, research shows that people who vary their exercise routines can increase their chances of sticking to their regimens and avoid reaching a plateau in training. Following are four additional reasons to change up your workouts and try new fitness activities. To read the full article in the Los Altos Town Crier, click here. .

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When You’re a Working Mom, Change Is the Only Constant

I’ve been a working mom for 11 years now. While I’ve had successes, failures and everything in between, I’ve learned many lessons on this journey. However, one of the most important lessons I’ve learned is this: change is the only constant as a working mother. Over the years, I’ve gone from working for Fortune 500 companies, to a start-up, to now building and running my own company. Through each of these stages in my career, my personal and professional needs have evolved and changed. I used to have a rigid schedule of time in the office, meetings and travel to see clients when I worked for large companies. My schedule became more unpredictable and even more stressful when working for a start-up and constantly being in growth mode. Now that

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5 Ways to Fight or Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease and Promote Brain Health

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month and today, June 21st, people all over the world will be using the summer solstice, the day of the year with the most light, to join together, raise awareness and fight this horrible disease in the #LongestDay campaign. People are being encouraged to wear purple, share stories of loved ones or other impacts of the disease and participate in fundraising for the cause. This cause is near and dear to my heart because my grandmother died of Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, below are five ways we can all fight or prevent Alzheimer’s disease and promote brain health every day and month of the year. 1. Nutrition: According to Harvard Health, following a Mediterranean diet if possible, can help prevent the disease or slow its

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