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Before Setting Off on Life’s Journey, Shake the Pebbles from Your Shoe

The other day I woke up to the sounds of birds chirping outside my window, and brilliant hues of pink and orange beginning to illuminate the eastern horizon. I felt...

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An Up North Treasure: Hiking the North Country Trail

When she was twenty-two years old, Cheryl Strayed’s life was in shambles. She had lost her mother to cancer, her family splintered and her own marriage ended. At twenty-six, she...

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Traverse City Startup Story: Introducing a New Outdoor, Imaginative Product for Kids!

We’ve been really focused over the last few months sprinting toward the launch of our shop later this spring. Because it’s been such an intense period, the launch itself feels...

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Traverse City Family-Friendly “Bucket List” for Spring

March has been a bit wintry here in Traverse City, so it was a great relief to wake up Sunday morning and see that Mother Nature was going to be...

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Traverse City Startup Story: Revealing a New Product Line and the Essentialism of Entrepreneurship

“You cannot overestimate the unimportance of practically everything.”

This a quote from Greg McKeown in his excellent book, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less.

It’s a message that is particularly poignant for...

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