By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor | A couple of weeks ago I awoke to loud music playing. I mean dance party, throw down loud! I thought one of my neighbor’s was having a party. I looked at the clock, 4am. #%@*!!!!!  What was happening?

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Plateau Pickup

Join neighbors, friends, family and co-workers for the annual Plateau Pickup on Saturday, April 15. Volunteers will begin at Kelsey- Hutchinson Founders Park on Pine Street at 8:30 a.m., where they will receive their geographic assignment. Stretches of U.S. 64, N.C. 28, N.C. 106 parts of downtown Highlands will be covered. Groups, families and individuals are welcome.

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Crispy Baked Tofu

They say that tofu is a chameleon food, and it takes on whatever flavors it’s surrounded by or marinated in. After eating plant-based for over six months, I can attest that this is true. 

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9 Ways to Fuel Your Body

Change happens with small, consistent actions and habits. A few tweaks to your daily lifestyle can make you feel more alert, productive, content, and energetic. Following these nine steps will make your body healthier and your life more fulfilling.

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Highlights, heating systems and the law of attraction

By Sabrina Matheny • Remember Highlights’ hidden pictures? These are pictures of common scenes that have images hidden within them. For example, a moving day scene could have a picture of a domino hidden on the side of stacked boxes. This puzzle develops a child’s ability to recognize a figure in a different context. As adults, I propose we use everyday life as our puzzle and transform our current experience by locating our hidden limiting belief. Our interactions with others are our common scenes. We participate in these scenes by enacting patterns that are shaped by our life experiences and reflect our ongoing beliefs.

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Sushi Bake

If you’re anything like us then you ended 2022 with heavy amounts of food and good drinks. You also probably made a resolution to start the year eating better and drinking less. In our house, we found the best way to do that has been trying out new recipes at home. 

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How Much, When and Why: Answering Your Money Questions

When it comes to financial planning, one of the big questions is: how much do I need to save so I have enough money when I retire? There are a variety of answers to that question. However, most answers depend on understanding how much money has been saved so far, how much time is available between now and retirement, and the lifestyle desired at retirement. 

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Using the Pendulum for Real Shit

By Sabrina Matheny • I’ve written on how to use a pendulum in the past: Pendulum: Yes or No. That article describes the mechanics of using the pendulum along with choosing a pendulum. Lately, I’ve been using the pendulum to help me navigate big projects.

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Tales from the Trails with Kathy Odvody

Kathy Odvody is an avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast. With this week’s Rumble theme being ‘Incredible Women,’ we thought it would be a great opportunity to introduce Kathy to our readers. One can’t help but feel energized when hearing Kathy’s many tales from the trails. While her passion for hiking is far-reaching, one of her favorite aspects is gathering women together for group hikes. Kathy’s story and several of her beautiful photos will be included in an expanded piece in the April/May issue of our sister magazine, Smoky Mountain Living

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