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Your Financial Health: Give Inflation a HAND

As of this writing, the Federal Reserve has increased the federal funds target rate by 0.75 to curtail inflation. What does this mean? First, we need to understand inflation and the marketplace. 

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Developing Your Intuition

By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor | I spy with my little eye

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A RAD Reflection

Do you listen to podcasts? I listen to a variety of podcasts so when a common theme surfaces seemingly serendipitously, I pay attention. A few years back, one podcaster shared the idea of planning for the next year in the current year. The idea was to take time to reflect on the current year (i.e., 2022), create a plan for the next year (i.e., 2023), and deploy that plan early (i.e., before the end of 2022). Then, a couple of different podcasters suggested the same idea on their respective podcasts. When something like that happens to me, I tend to pay attention! 

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Here’s to a great year of getting to know you!

I started seeing psychics at eighteen years of age. My mother took us to a tarot card reader named Suzanne to get a better handle on our love lives because let’s face it, that was foremost on our minds at that age. I continued to book sessions with various psychics over the years, because I appreciate having another person help me to make sense of the information I pick up on, but sometimes struggle to make heads or tails of. You might be wondering where does this information come from, and is it all hooey? 

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Cathey Bolton & the Health Benefits of Olive Oil

Whether it’s creating beautiful handmade pottery, developing recipes for her restaurant or curating a vast selection of high-quality olive oils, Cathey Bolton is truly a talented artist, as well as a successful business person. 

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Bulgur Lentil Bowl

As a plant-predominant eater, lentils are a staple of my diet. With protein and carbohydrates, plus plenty of vegetables, this bulgur lentil salad is perfect for weekday lunches. It is also particularly appropriate for fall because it can be eaten warm when the weather is brisk, or cold on the days when summer weather lingers in the air. The creaminess of greek yogurt or feta cheese is a great topping for the dish. 

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Transcendent Wisdom: Hang Loose

When I was a little girl my sisters and I would sometimes descend upon my mother needing her to solve all of our problems at once. She would say “hang loose” to buy her a minute to prioritize what needed her attention the most and how she would handle that particular issue. 

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How to Celebrate the Fall Equinox

Today, Sept. 22, marks the Fall Equinox, one of two days during the year when the day and the night are equal in length. 

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Supporting Pollinators in Frog Level

They are more than just a pretty space. Gardens with native plants are life support systems. People must have nutritious fruits and vegetables. They cannot survive without pollinators—bees, butterflies, birds, and bats. Pollinators must have species-specific food and nesting sites, which are provided by native flowers, shrubs and trees. 

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