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The Visionary Path

“I do not have to justify my quest for spirituality in physical terms. If you ask me to do so, it means that you understand nothing of spirituality.” ~Henryk Skolimowski The way of nurturing and sustaining an ‘interior life’ has...

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5 Must Haves for Your Holiday Travel

Holiday season is upon us and for a lot of us that means holiday travel. I live in Arizona but my family is on the East Coast so over the next few months I’m going to be getting a lot...

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22 Ways Drinking Soda Will Shorten Your Life

Numerous studies have shown the negative health effects of drinking soda on your waistline and your teeth. Drinking soda however, has far more serious health risks than many of us may realize.  According to Euromonitor, the average person in the United...

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An Incredible Year for Grassroots Advocacy

We’ve reached the mid-point of the second session of the 114th Congress, but in many ways it feels like the end of the session. Most of the heavy legislative lifting that can get done before the elections has been completed. ...

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15 Common Sense Reasons to Free Yourself from Politics

“Our continued participation in this circus performance we call politics feeds the illusion of its legitimacy.” When even the highest agencies of the law cannot prosecute the political elite for their crimes, and when no mainstream media organization is willing to press...

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“Work Hard, Sleep Less”

FROM WIMP.COM Thank you, Idris Elba, for this daily dose of motivation. But, just to be clear, sleep is still important. Perhaps we could revise his advice to say, “work hard, sleep hard?”

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Working to Solve Homelessness

In December 2012, I came across an article by Will Harlan, Editor of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine, profiling homelessness in Asheville, N.C. Contrary to most perceptions, the individuals he encountered in shelters were willing, able and actively looking for employment,...

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The “Self-Cleaning” Kitchen?

My favorite season is here: Holiday Cooking Season! Many residents will begin to ponder recipes that go along with their various family gatherings and functions. This is a fantastic time of year to suggest to residents they use the self-clean...

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Steady Growth in the U.S. Apartment Market

Moderation is the word across several apartment market metrics through the first half of 2016. According to MPF Research, annual rent growth slowed somewhat to 4.5%, compared to 4.9% at this time last year. This is still an impressive figure...

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7 Fire Safety Tips for Senior Residents

Older Americans are a strong demographic in multifamily and senior living growth, but those 65 and older are particularly fragile when it comes to fire risk. With the holiday season upon us, properties that specialize in senior housing or have a large...