Milk Share

By Allison Chawla Are we REALLY still talking about this, people? Is there really still chatter about why formula should be a preferred source of food for newborns, over the essential nutrients and an ironclad immune system that breastfeeding provides? Not to mention the fact that breastfeeding is FREE. I sympathize for all women who were unable to breastfeed, and…

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The Wonderful Scottish Highlands

By Jacqui Gray   The Scottish Highlands deliver majestic landscapes, brutal weather and a sense of complete isolation: amazing and terrifying!  The timeless landscape continues as it has forever with scenic walks, historic building and, ruins at every turn. This region has so much beauty and tragedy to discover. My favorite area, in this part of the world, is Royal…

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Young Brain Development And The Importance Of Limiting Screen Time

By Allison Chawla Originally published on Huff Post I am not one to make judgments about how other parents raise their children. Child rearing is, by far, the most difficult and demanding task that anyone can choose to take on. Regardless of how diligent you are about teaching your child manners, how attentive you are during their times of need,…

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If You Do It For Your Child, You Should Do It For Yourself

By Allison Chawla   Originally published on Huff Post We parents need to realize that true self-nurturing doesn’t come in the form of material things. It comes from giving ourselves the same type of love and reassurance that we give to our children each day. I recently dealt with an extremely difficult phase of separation anxiety with my three and a…

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5 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget

By Caryn Sullivan Originally published on Prettywellness.com  I used to make up a lot of excuses. I didn’t eat healthy because I was too busy. I couldn’t eat healthy because it was too expensive. I didn’t have the food budget because I didn’t think that discounts made a difference. I didn’t realize that with a little bit of time and…

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Gratitude and Other Tips for Longevity and Happiness

By Allison Chawla I watched couples celebrate their 50th and 60th Wedding Anniversaries and wondered why the divorce rate for my generation’s couples is approximately 50%. I witnessed Grannies dancing with joy and older gents out for coffee, laughing like teenagers. I wondered what their secrets were? So, instead of wondering any longer I decided to stop and ask. Here…

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A Daily Mindful Solution

By Allison Chawla I discovered that making overly specific goals with uncompromising regulations has proven to be nothing but a set up for failure over the years. Many times I have attempted to meet the more popular achievements like New Year’s resolutions, thinking such a trending benchmark would help to hold me accountable. I tried upping my exercise game each…

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Calgary Stampede 

By Jacqui Gray   Part rodeo and equal part festival, Calgary Stampede has been dubbed “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” Honestly, I’m not into rodeo or anything country for that matter, but dang girl, I have a ton of fun at this vast Canadian event! Ten days of absolute excitement, and what I will call the Stampede Spirit, bring the…

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The Awakened Heart of Kuan Yin

By Paige Swanson In the counseling, social work, and sacred healing professions there is a phenomenon commonly espoused as “compassion fatigue.” This phenomenon is studied, researched and discussed amongst professionals in the field. While some believe that compassion fatigue is a result of being exposed to a traumatized person, others believe that it is just a byproduct of working in…

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Rainbow Beach

By Jacqui Gray Rainbow Beach – Where is this Paradise? We discovered the end of the earth – no one else was with us – our own private beaches, lakes, and bushland. Deliciously slow paced, lacking in crowds. An Instagrammers delight.  Point, click = 100% stunning photos. Where is this paradise?  East Coast, Australia, a few hours drive north of…

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Meet Marybeth Cale

Interview by: Allison Chawla Founder and Co-President of Cale Communications and Co-Publisher of Living Rhinebeck Magazine Marybeth reminds me of Sally Field’s character in ‘Steel Magnolias.’ She is sweet, upbeat, friendly, playful, charming and emulates kindness everywhere she goes. I love it when we cross paths because I know that she has nothing but positive intentions and hopes for everyone…

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