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Monday Words: What Will You Do?

Every day I work alongside some of the most brilliant people I know. They’re influencers, movers, and shakers, world-class leaders. They inspire me by the grace in which they carry themselves, the humility on their lives, and the ways they serve others. It’s extraordinary and common all at the same time.

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Everything You Need To Know About Hygge

With the winter months in full swing and a weekly forecast of cloudy skies and full rain cover, it is time for us to embrace the Danish and Nordic tradition of Hygge. If you’re anything like us Christmas in our space is magical. Filled with fairy lights, beautiful winter greens, and color, our living space is transformed in a wonderland. Once the tree and bulbs get put away it’s easy for a living space to feel somewhat bland and sterile. No problem Hygge is here to help! Pronounced hue-guh it is a Danish word used when acknowledging a feeling or moment, whether alone or with friends, at home or out, ordinary or extraordinary as cozy, charming, or special. It isn’t so much about a lifestyle, but rather a conscious slowing down during given times of the year.

Gluten Free Chocolate Buttercream Cake

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Buttercream

When it comes to gluten free cake, it takes the right mixture of ingredients to get the proportions and baking just right. With any chocolate cake the importance of a good and moist cake is found in the proper moisture in addition to the cocoa powder. With a touch of espresso and healthy substitutions of applesauce in the place of oil, this cake is delicious and the perfect dessert for any winter occasion.

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5 Ways to Stay Motivated Daylight Savings Time

5 Ways to Stay Motivated (With Daylight Savings Time)

As we move into the days of late winter, the nights are overwhelmingly long. If you’re anything like me, I frequently look outside and all I long to do is sleep. Last night my motivation was looking at the window and longing for my bed at 7:30, thinking it was far later than the actual time. With shrouding darkness at 4:00 due to surrounding snow capped mountains, it’s easy to feel pushed and feeling that more should be done. (This means in our world all shoots must be completed by 3pm.) How do we stay motivated and stay awake with the surrounding darkness?

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