Ready for us to unveil the most important exercise you need to do? Absolutely HAVE to do? via GIPHY Nope, it’s not burpees. Or planks. Or push-ups. Or pull-ups. (Although we do love all of those.) It’s THIS: That’s correct, exercising your right to vote is the most important exercise EVER. Now make a plan, and go do it! (Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to vote in every state.) via GIPHY And, feel free to share the image below to encourage others to do the same. Go use that beautiful voice of yours! –Jenn

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Laura Williams is a freelance writer and exercise physiologist living and working in Costa Rica. After being widowed in 2018, she started using her own grief experience to champion others navigating significant loss. She’s now working to open a grief retreat in Costa Rica and an online grief community. You can follow Brave Heart Ranch on Facebook to learn more. Read on as she shares her experience with grief — and how she’s learned to find her new path and joy after such a big loss. 5 Ways to Move Forward with Grief After a Devastating Loss by Laura Williams I…

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There A LOT of unknowns right now when it comes to school. And, if we parents are stressing this much, imagine how our kids are feeling. That’s why we got with moms and educators, Amanda Kopischke and Angela Anderson who co-founded Incubate to Innovate, to help give us all some tips on how to equip our families for resilience, no matter what happens in the coming weeks. Amanda and Angela crated Incubate to Innovate to give educators innovative pedagogical practices and tools to transform teaching and learning experiences and environments. They offer coaching and extensive resources around their ChangeMaker Mindsets…

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If you’re like so many of us (myself included), you’re probably ordering your groceries online and having them delivered a lot more now — and maybe for the first time ever. Online grocery delivery has always been really, really convenient. But now? Well, I’ve never been more grateful for my Instacart shopper. But there is an art to ordering groceries online — and planning a whole week or two of meals out when you’re not entirely certain what’s going to actually be in stock. Plus, there are other things to consider. Like: what’s appropriate for a tip right now (spoiler:…

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It’s the understatement of the year to say that emotions are running high right now. For all of us. In a whole lot of ways. Workouts have always helped us with our mental health — but that seems to be the case now more than ever. And, as we’ve been getting our home workouts and socially distanced runs in, we’ve been using a few different ways to make them even better for our mental and emotional state. We’re not talking about anything that’s too hard to do; just little tweaks here and there that you can try. These little tricks…

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At the start of 2020, I made a conscious decision to work on reducing my impact on the planet by focusing on cutting back on my use of disposable items. My intention was great, but I was a little hazy on exactly how to implement it in a way that would make it stick. Because, let me be honest with you — I’m passionate about doing my part to help the planet, but … I’m human. I don’t really want to make my life harder, you know? Fortunately, I had an opportunity to interview Kathryn Kellogg, founder of Going Zero…

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There have been a few moments during this pandemic that make me think, “Clearly, this is what I’ve been training for.” Working from home? Been doing it since Dubya was in office. Meal planning? Maybe I haven’t been great at it, but it’s something I’ve been trying to do for years — although I have to admit that having every single meal at home is … kind of a lot. But my friends and acquaintances aren’t coming to me with questions about setting up a home office or figuring out meals — they’re asking me about workouts. Not just what…

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You know how much mindfulness matters in the happiness and connectedness of your everyday life — at home, with your kids, at the office, with your partner, with your friends and family, etc. But did you know that you can help your kids to be more mindful and therefore happier, too — both by how you parent and by exhibiting mindfulness yourself? True story, says Beverly Conyers, mindfulness expert, author of Find Your Light: Practicing Mindfulness to Recover from Anything, and mom to three grown children. In this guest post, she’s going to show us how to start incorporating mindfulness…

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We all know how powerful stories are — both the stories that we’ve been told and the stories we tell ourselves. Beth Carvin — CEO and co-founder of JamBios, an online memoir website — knows this better than anyone. She’s had the opportunity to read life stories from thousands of different users and has learned a lot in the process. Here are her top takeaways when it comes to learning from — and healing from — the hardest things in your past. 5 Ways to Heal From Your Past, by Beth Carvin In the mid 1900s, plastic surgeon Maxwell Maltz…

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