Financial Wellness: Year-End Review

As we approach the year-end, look at your financial situation: are you where you want to be? Have you achieved your financial goals for the year? Where are there gaps? What are some actions you can take to fill the gaps? 

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The Trifecta: Understanding mind, body, soul connection

The mind, body and soul connection can become the trifecta in our existence if we understand how to blend the information these three powerhouses offer. Most of us honor one or two, but using all three together can vastly change our everyday experience.

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Why Are Some People in Our Path?

I was a bit naive in High School. I am one of four girls, number three to be exact. Threes do not need to be street smart; ones take care of that. Twos navigate the world by creating balance in a family that was used to devoting all of their time and energy to the first born. Twos introduce sharing and feedback to the eldest child. Twos soften our edges and help us blend with the world.

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On the Move

My favorite question has honestly become, “What are you doing this weekend?” 

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Fishing Heaven

Something we have done quite a bit of this year is gone fishing.

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Bestselling author Imani Perry to headline ETSU conference

Critically acclaimed author Dr. Imani Perry will serve as the keynote speaker for East Tennessee State University’s fifth annual Equity and Inclusion Conference. The conference, open to the public, will take place Sept. 28-30.

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Waynesville Sunrise Rotary Club’s 3rd Annual 5k Turkey Trot

"First the huffin’, then the stuffin’” is the motto for the Waynesville Sunrise Rotary Club’s 3rd Annual 5k Turkey Trot being held at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, at Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center.

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Laura Messer and Yoga for the Wild

Laura Messer and I have been friends since elementary school. Some of our fondest memories of those years are being on an Odyssey of the Mind (OM) team together where we were given the gift of space and time to be creative. Recently when Laura and I chatted, we talked of a time when we did an OM project about Pompeii and how we traveled to West Asheville with our teacher to cut a significant amount of colored glass so we could make a massive mosaic of an erupting Mount Vesuvius. It’s interesting how those types of hands-on, experiential activities stick with us so much more than sitting in classrooms doing worksheets or listening to lectures. If you’re a teacher reading this, I think there’s a lesson in that. 

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Little White Lies

We have all told little white lies at some point in our lives, feeling like we had no alternative. We found ourselves face to face with people that play an important role in our lives and our “truth” was nowhere near the surface. Are these half-truths, exaggerations, harmless untruths, or partial truths damaging?

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