Book of the Month – January 2020

At the beginning of each month, we spotlight a staff-favorite book that meets our objective of thoughtfully sharing stories to help our audience experience their world in a smarter, healthier, and happier way.

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5 Areas to Focus on in 2020

Happy New Year to all!

Another year and another decade are now behind us. This is around the time where, between nursing hangovers, we reminisce about the past. So much has happened! Ups, downs, and everything in between.

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27 Things I’ve Learned By My 27th Birthday

Today is my 27th birthday. Along with the well wishes comes a lot of introspection. I find myself asking questions such as “what do you have to show for your 27 years?”, “where are you now?”, and “what will yo do before you hit 30?” with more seriousness and even melancholy than usual.

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EXPERIENCE: Meghan Adkins, Yoga Instructor and Life Blogger

Meghan Adkins is on a journey to follow her passion for fitness and writing.

The outlets she has found so far include instructing yoga, a self-published book, and the creation of her own blog, Catching Fitness.

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Are You Living?

Are you living?

I ask you, dear reader, this question that I have begun to ask myself lately.

I do not mean it to be dramatic nor hyperbolic. Instead, I am curious as to what everyone’s honest answer is, including and especially my own.

At first, this may seem like an easy question to answer. Yes, of course we are all living. By virtue of opening this article on our device(s) and reading it, I prove that I am alive. “I think, therefore I am”.

Of course I mean to ask more than are we all alive. By living, I mean to ask are we actively present and experiencing our environment on a daily, hourly, or minute-by-minute basis.

This may be where the question becomes a tad bit more complicated than you first thought. Or maybe you are in a similar state of mind as I am and knew exactly what I meant when I asked you the question.

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EXPERIENCE: Tori Schwarz, Part Time Adventure Guide

In this episode of Experience, we meet up with Tori Schwarz.

Not only is she a part time adventure guide for those who want to visit national parks, but Tori also customized a 2008 sprinter van and turned it into a “cabin on wheels”.

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EXPERIENCE: Patrick French, Photographer/Director/Producer

Continuing the “Experience” series, with episode 2, we sit down with Patrick French.

Patrick is an aspiring photographer, director, and producer.

We discuss his college and professional experience that he has obtained, thus far.

The conversation also explores what Patrick’s philosophies are as it relates to people trying to pursue their dreams and passions in our current society.

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Book Review: The Defining Decade

 

Our “thirty-is-the-new-twenty” culture tells us the twentysomething years don’t matter. Some say they are a second adolescence. Others call them an emerging adulthood. Dr. Meg Jay, a clinical psychologist, argues that twentysomethings have been caught in a swirl of hype and misinformation, much of which has trivialized what is actually the most defining decade of adulthood.

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