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– By Charlyne Boyette – Good afternoon. My name is Charlyne Boyette and I am a person in long term recovery, which means that I have not used any chemicals to change the way I think or feel since April …

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– By Jeanne Crane – Power is a gift that must keep on giving or it becomes force and loses its power for influence. I am going to suspend my history lesson this month in order to expand on the …

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– Dawn Starks of Starks Financial – Eighteen months into my new career after graduate school, I knew it was not a good fit. The work was a good fit, but the company I worked for was definitely not. I …

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Are you a warrior? A Spartan? An original mudder? If you understand this lingo, then you’ve participated in or know someone who has participated in one of the most well-known competitive mud runs, which are adventure races complete with challenging …

Become A Business Magnet: Become the OBVIOUS Choice In A Sea Of Competition

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Each month, I have an ongoing debate with myself about which of the many topics on my list to actually write about that month. There is simply so much I want to share with you. But as I was reviewing …

 

Proud Faces of Sobriety

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By Sooze Sigel and Georgi Groux I had never seen so many happy, vibrant, fun, healthy-looking women in my life. And, they were all sober! I was very nervous but when it was my turn to stand up to introduce …

 

Still An Athlete

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– By Lisa Rough – I remember it like it was yesterday… As my family and I walked up to the registration tent, I remember being completely overwhelmed by the ridiculous number of ultra-serious-looking women in their tight spandex suits, …

 

Mindfully Yours: If We Accept Imperfection, How Can We Fail? Wabi-Sabi And The Art Of Elegant Poverty

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In 1993, when my late husband and I were working with orphans in Romania, the local business people asked if we would conduct a public relations forum in Deva, a small ancient city in the former Transylvanian mountains where, incidentally, …

 

Book Review: “Quiet Hearts” by Morgan James

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– Reviewed by Mary Ickes – Readers! She married him! In the first book of Ms. James’ mystery series, Quiet the Dead, psychologist Dr. Promise McNeal closed her Atlanta practice and moved to the mountains of Western North Carolina. Still …

 

Common Sense Health: The Pearls and Perils of the Paleo Diet

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I know how emotionally-charged discussions about diet can get. So, with that in mind, (as well as the fact that for over a decade I was a vegetarian), I’ll be treading cautiously on this topic of the Paleo diet. Not …

 

Celebrating Strong Women In Stories

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– By Sarah Larson – Asheville and area storytellers will honor the strong women in their lives March 26, beginning at 7:15 in the Manheimer Room of the Reuter Center at UNCA, with short tales from real life brought to …

 

AAUW-Asheville: Quietly Making A Difference For 100 Years

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– By Pat Argue – Women’s History Month is the perfect time to profile an organization without which Asheville, the county and the country wouldn’t be the special places they are today. UNC-A, The Literacy Council, Friends of the Library, …