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Got the Winter Blues? Mine Magic from the Mundane: Part 3

Got the Winter Blues? Mine Magic from the Mundane: Part 3

Happy March! Spring is almost within reach but those of us who have lived in Northern Michigan for a long time know — the winter season is definitely not over yet. If you’re really starting to feel that cabin fever boredom and find yourself wanting to just count down...

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Got the Winter Blues? Mine Magic from the Mundane: Part 2

Got the Winter Blues? Mine Magic from the Mundane: Part 2

It may be the season of love but February in Michigan gets cold. VERY cold. It can also be pretty dark and gray outside. This combination can create cabin fever for many, and Seasonal Affective Disorder for some. In my last post, I mentioned how we tend to associate...

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Got the Winter Blues? Mine Magic from the Mundane: Part 1

Got the Winter Blues? Mine Magic from the Mundane: Part 1

Even though I love living in northern Michigan, January and February in the Great Lakes state can mean extended times of cold, dreary, sunless weather, creating cabin fever for many, and Seasonal Affective Disorder for some. To me, the winter season, when we tend to...

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Why Habits Trump Goals

Why Habits Trump Goals

In a previous post, I shared the story of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen's epic 1912 victory over British rival Robert Falcon Scott in becoming the first to reach the South Pole. Amundsen's disciplined travel plan, known as the 20 Mile March, was one of the key...

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Be a “Hospitalian” this Christmas

Be a “Hospitalian” this Christmas

In his popular TED Talk, “Be a Hospitalian,” Bobby Stuckey, owner of the renowned Frasca restaurant in Boulder, Colorado, shares a humorous holiday story of trying to please one of his relatives while hosting Thanksgiving dinner: [video width="854" height="480"...

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