How to Stop People-Pleasing

Are you a people-pleaser? Do you give so much of your time, love and energy to other people, you’re physically worn out? 

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A Different Kind of Labor Day Celebration

For me, the Labor Day holiday usually includes being with friends and family, barbecuing, consuming too many hard seltzers, playing in the water and lots of talking, but this year I will be in a tent, on the mountaintop, at a meditation retreat all weekend. 

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Chart a Course for Adventure

By Sabrina Mathney • Rumble Contributor | “Astro*Carto*Graphy is a method of locational astrology by which geographic locations are associated with expected differences in personal life circumstances.” 

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By Daley Hooten • Rumble Contributor | Going to a concert with my friends was the best way to end the summer. Last Saturday, the local venue Rabbit Rabbit hosted Thundercat, a musician that merges R&B with progressive funk and electronic jazz. Going into the concert, I was pretty familiar with his music but not completely immersed in his discography. After the show, I was completely blown away and impressed with the performance and character of Thundercat.

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Blaze on Muzik Bash

A celebration of life music festival is being held in memory of Kristian “Blaze” Keith on Aug. 28, at the Waynesville American Legion.

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Financial Well-being: 3 Ways to Destress with Debt Management

When I was a college student in the late 90s, I worked part-time at a women’s clothing store in the mall. Back then, many college students worked in the mall, and the pressure was on to not only sell merchandise but to ask people to apply for credit cards. Do you remember those days of either being asked by a sales associate whether you, as a shopper, would “like to save ten percent today when you apply for the [insert name of store here] credit card?” Or, as a part-time retail employee, getting the ask from another part-time employee at another mall retail store: “help me meet my credit card quota and apply for a credit card?” 

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By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor | Pick a hand… any hand!

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Our Future is Electric

"Nature never did betray the heart that loved her." -- William Wordsworth, 1798

“OurFuture is Electric” read the banner William Hite tied between two maple trees at First United Methodist Church (FUMC), Waynesville, on Saturday, August 13. In only eight years, Electric Vehicles (EVs) will cost less to make than any other vehicles.  

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3 Cantaloupe Recipes

This time of year is arguably the best for fresh produce. Gardens and farmers markets are overflowing with tomatoes, squash and zucchini, leafy greens and spicy peppers. With the heat hitting its peak in mid-august, it’s also a great time to create fresh, light, easy meals with all of that produce. Late summer meals have the good fortune of being assembled, rather than baked, cooked or boiled. The right amalgam of flavors can create a satisfying meal out of all fresh ingredients. 

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