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The Importance of Building a Reading Habit: It’s the Ultimate Superpower

The Importance of Building a Reading Habit: It’s the Ultimate Superpower

If there’s one thing that I would recommend to make 2018 a more fulfilling, productive, and interesting year, it would be finding more time to read more books.

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10 Things Successful People do in the Morning (Hint: It’s not what you may think)

The Internet is filled with personal and professional development articles extolling the virtues of a rigid and productive morning routine. You can’t spend five minutes scanning websites and scrolling through social media without bumping into content that suggests that, in order to be a successful person, you need to start every morning by making a complicated to-do list, doing a Crossfit workout, and eating steel cut oatmeal with flax seeds. Admittedly, I’ve contributed to this trend. A
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Practicing an Attitude of Gratitude

One of the gifts of the holiday season is that it is the one time during the year that our collective consciousness shifts toward giving thanks. We count our blessings, and extend generosity to those who are less fortunate. We adopt an attitude of gratitude. Here’s an example. When I was in high school, my dad invited the woman who he hired to clean our house to our family’s Thanksgiving dinner. I was young, and found this weird at the time (and, frankly, I was a bit annoyed). But it’s
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For the Holidays (and All Year Round): It’s Either a “Hell Yeah” or Say “No”

Alright, so it’s the first week of November, and the tension is already starting to rise around here. Every year after the holidays we swear that the next year will be different – simpler, calmer, and more organized. We pledge to have all of our holiday shopping done by the end of October so that we can ease into November with a more serene state of mind. And every year is no different. It’s the same mad rush as the last, full of too much stress and overwhelming busyness. This year
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New Products and Upcoming Events: North Country Wraps for Women, A Children’s Book, and Lots of Life and Whim for the Holidays

When we were set up with our pop-up shop and products at the Old Time Harvest Day in Traverse City last month, our North Country Capes for girls garnered lots of interest and quite a few sales. With summer turning to fall, it was a perfect opportunity to pick up a new outerwear accessory for adventurous and creative young girls. As parents perused the racks of capes, we kept hearing the same refrain from a number of women: “I wish you made these for adults!” Well, you spoke and
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