What Makes Danby Marble Different and Cost Comparison of Countertops – Lifestyle Article

Everything you want to know about Danby Marble. Get insight on cleaning, sealing, pricing and more from someone who has chosen it for two different kitchen remodels.There are so many little decisions to make and products to source when it comes to a kitchen remodel. Fortunately, the easiest decision that we have made for both of our kitchen remodels is countertops.Researching Danby MarbleI receive a lot of questions about our marble kitchen countertops. We have used marble in our previous…

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At Home in London with Beata Heuman – Lifestyle Article

While Swedish born interior designer Beata Heuman brings a streamlined Scandinavian sensibility to her interiors, it’s her playful irreverence that sets her apart. Perhaps it should come as no surprise after almost a decade of working for legendary British designer Nicky Haslam, known for his witty, worldly and well heeled interiors. After going out on her own six years ago, Beata has become a rising design star, putting her fresh spin on both commercial and residential projects.  Please join me and…

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When Did Time Really Begin? The Little Loophole in the Big Bang – Brain Pickings – Self Improvement Article

A pleasurable warping of the figuring faculty to contemplate what was there before the before. By Maria Popova “Time says ‘Let there be,’” Ursula K. Le Guin wrote shortly before her death in her splendid “Hymn to Time,” saluting the invisible dimension that pervades and encompasses the whole of life: “the radiance of each bright galaxy. And eyes beholding radiance. And the gnats’ flickering dance. And the seas’ expanse. And death, and chance.” But what does time say of the…

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What Justice Clarence Thomas, a College Seminar, and a Zoom Conference Can Teach Us About How to Work Better. – Personal Development Article

Right now, we’re in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, and it will continue and change for a long time. While everyone across the globe is affected, it’s hitting people differently in different places. Countries are experiencing it at different times, and within the United States, states are being hit at different times. The crisis affects individuals very differently, too; people’s fears and challenges vary dramatically. Wherever we are, we’re all so grateful for the healthcare workers and all the essential…

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At Home in Los Angeles with Johnson Hartig – Lifestyle Article

While Johnson Hartig’s talents and interests have always been extensive and wide ranging, he found his calling in 2001 with his celebrated fashion brand Libertine. Hartig and his then business partner Cindy Greene, brought a fresh and inventive vibe to fashion, melding punk street fashion references with high art and culture by repurposing vintage pieces with creative and sometimes controversial embellishment. After only four months, Vanity Fair called to do a piece and six months later they both had to…

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Video: Timeless Teachings in a Time of Pandemic – Happiness Article

In this dharma talk, we discuss these 7 teachings of Atisha, the eleventh-century Indian sage: Explore the nature of timeless awareness. Don’t be swayed by outer circumstances. Be grateful to everyone. Consider all phenomena to be dreams. Don’t brood over the faults of others. Rely on a joyful heart and mind. Don’t expect a standing ovation. Visit the Pandemic Resources page on my website for meditations & other materials. This talk was originally livestreamed by Spirit Rock on 5/11/20. This…

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Conscious Growth Club Member Portal Walkthrough

Here’s a short walkthrough video showing what the Conscious Growth Club member portal and forums look like on the inside.I recorded this a year ago, but the look and feel of the portal and the forums are essentially the same today. The main differences from this 2019 video to what we have in 2020 include:We’ve added a whole new course to CGC called Stature, which includes 65 audio lessons on character sculpting.The coaching call times are slightly different this year.…

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Video: Courage in Our Difficult Time – Happiness Article

The value of our harshest difficulties is how honestly they cause us to question, how they intensify our courage and bring alive our deepest inner purpose, how they reawaken our soul’s task on earth. In willingly facing the unknown, we offer trust in a greater purpose. And then we must venture wherever the road leads us, in spite of the dark, in spite of the quivering of our heart. Ultimately true strength meets the vulnerability of life with courage. Visit…

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At Home in Cartagena with Richard Mishaan – Lifestyle Article

With a love and knowledge of fashion, architecture and design, Colombian born, New York based designer Richard Mishaan has, for over 25 years, created interiors that effortlessly meld timeless and contemporary design with a sophisticated flair. Every project, whether residential, commercial or hospitality expresses Richard’s worldly take on modern luxury, including art and furnishings that help tell the story of the space with personality and appropriateness. And no place is this more evident than in his stylish retreat in the…

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Video: Dharma Talk & Meditation with Tricycle Magazine – Happiness Article

Tricycle Online Practice Session with Jack Kornfield from Tricycle on Vimeo. In response to this time of heightened anxiety & isolation due to the COVID–19 heath crisis, Tricycle Magazine is offering free virtual meditations & dharma talks via Zoom. Here’s my session recorded on 4/3/20. Visit the Pandemic Resources page on my website for meditations & other materials. This is only a snippet of a Happiness article written by Jeanne Ricci Read Full Article

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At Home in London with Nina Campbell – Lifestyle Article

With an international following and commissions around the world, Nina Campbell is one of the industry’s most well known and respected designers. And while you may know Nina’s work and products, what you may not be familiar with is her fabulous wit and sense of humor. Bat an eye and you miss a pithy quip. Her energetic, insightful and amusing banter is both entertaining and enlightening. So I am delighted you have the opportunity to join me and Susanna for a visit with Nina at home…

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Presto Pesto Pasta Recipe in MINUTES – Lifestyle Article

You can whip up this amazing Pesto Pasta recipe in minutes! Make a quick and easy fresh pesto sauce for your pasta, or take a pantry shortcut using jarred pesto. Regardless, it’s a surefire success! Whether you decide to make this dish using fresh pesto or a shortcut jar of store bought pesto, it will quickly become a favorite dish!It’s full of robust flavor – perfect for lunch or dinner, and so easy to throw together! There’s nothing like the…

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At Home with Susan and Will Brinson – Lifestyle Article

While Susan and Will Brinson have successful day jobs as professional photographers, they don a multitude of hats when returning to their 19th century home in the Hudson Valley. Here you might find them acting as painter, plumber, plasterer or any number of other home renovation specialists required in the process of renovating their Greek Revival house. Please join Susanna and me for a behind the scenes visit to the House of Brinson with this inspiring and indefatigable duo. …

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Jack Kornfield on Ten Percent Happier LIVE Ep.5 – Happiness Article

Jack Kornfield on Ten Percent Happier LIVE Ep.5 How can we mindfully navigate difficult times? With Dan Harris, Ten Percent Happier Live on 3/20 The post Jack Kornfield on Ten Percent Happier LIVE Ep.5 appeared first on Jack Kornfield. This is only a snippet of a Happiness article written by Jeanne Ricci Read Full Article

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Student development survey 2020 – Adventures in Career Development – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Yesterday I gave a webinar which looked at current practice in the learning and development of early career hires. The webinar drew on the Institute of Student Employers’ recent Student Development Survey 2020. If you enjoyed this and want to access a wide variety of other webinars, visit the ISE webinar page. And of course, we’d love you to become a member of the ISE if you aren’t already. Like this:Like Loading… Related This is only a snippet of a…

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At Home in the Kitchen with Bunny Williams – Lifestyle Article

Our second installment of At Home in the Kitchen takes us to the chic Manhattan home of interior design icon Bunny Williams and husband, legendary antiquarian and shopkeeper John Rosselli! A move to a slightly bigger and brighter apartment on a higher floor in their classic 1920’s upper east side building, precipitated a thoughtful renovation. Join me and Susanna Salk for a visit with Bunny as she walks us through her chic new city kitchen! Taking into consideration their Manhattan…

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Lake Cottage Renovation | Julie Blanner – Lifestyle Article

Home isn’t always before and afters, but even progress feels oh so good! Today I’m so excited to share before and “afters” of our little lake cottage which includes some really easy and budget friendly ideas. A few years ago we purchased a small home we have dubbed the lake cottage, nestled on Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri. (Click through to find a comprehensive post about Branson with kids!) We enjoy spending our weekends and summers boating, hiking, relaxing and visiting…

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At Home in the Kitchen with Preppy Kitchen – Lifestyle Article

Over the years, many of you readers and viewers have requested to see more kitchens in the homes featured in our video series, so I am delighted to announce we have created an entire new sub-series, At Home in the Kitchen, focusing on the stylish kitchens of designers and tastemakers incorporating design advice and some cooking/baking as well! We are excited to kick it all off with John Kanell, creator of Preppy Kitchen, the über popular food blog and YouTube…

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Blackout Roller Shades | How to Choose Modern Window Treatments – Lifestyle Article

Learn all about the easy customization process for ordering new blackout shades for your windows. These motorized roller shades are modern window treatments that work in a variety of settings and styles. Need new window decor that is simple, clean lined and affordable? This post is for you! In partnership with DIY Blinds.We’ve made some significant improvements to our little lake cottage since buying this home several years ago. You’ll need to check out the full (ongoing) before and after to…

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At Home in Antwerp with Gert Voorjans – Lifestyle Article

Classically trained and yet famously unconventional, Belgian designer Gert Voorjans creates interiors that are exuberant, elegantly eccentric and refreshingly unexpected! Fearlessly blending antiques, bold color and exotic influences, Gert shares his love of history, art and design throughout his work. Please join Susanna and me for a visit to the colorful and creative realm that is Gert’s atelier and home in Antwerp, Belgium.  Rather like Antwerp itself, Gert Voorjans is an authentic amalgam of old and new, of heritage…

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At Home in Wales with Penny Morrison – Lifestyle Article

Just over the British border, in the breathtaking countryside of Wales, Penny Morrison and art dealer husband Guy retreat from their busy lives in London to their beautiful country home. While the house was originally built in 1790 with an addition thirty years later, the Morrisons were thrilled to discover when they purchased the property some 30 years ago, that it hadn’t been touched since 1910.  After a sensitive 18 month renovation, Penny put her own decorative stamp on the interiors,…

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22 Days | Career Attraction – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

We met Brad one month ago and… BAM! 22 days later, he accepted an offer for the 6-figure job he loves! And, you are able to SEE and HEAR from him HOW on this FB LIVE. Brad’s background is that he has been in HR after serving our country for more than 20 years in the Coast Guard. Regardless of his particular industry or discipline, in many ways, Brad is just like every one of our clients. When he came…

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Chateau Progress: A Sneak Peek with Timothy Corrigan – Lifestyle Article

Readers rejoice! In response to many requests, Susanna Salk’s and my latest video is a special sneak peek of Timothy Corrigan’s progress in renovating Château de la Chevallerie, his “new” 18th century home in the French countryside. We recently visited Tim in his Los Angeles office where he shared his creative color process and design concepts for the chateau. Join us behind the scenes to learn many of the decisions involved in bringing Timothy’s sleeping beauty back to life! Using…

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At Home in Charleston with Jill Sharp Weeks – Lifestyle Article

Jill Sharp Weeks was clearly destined for a career in design. Growing up surrounded by her great great uncle’s paintings (American impressionist William S. Robinson), a photographer father and impressionable teenage years spent living in Japan, it is not surprising that Jill has developed a unique and distinct aesthetic that has informed everything she touches. Please join Susanna and me for a memorable weekend visiting Jill and husband Ray in Charleston at their remarkable renovated historic home!  Having begun…

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At Home in Los Angeles with Suzanne Rheinstein – Lifestyle Article

Designer Suzanne Rheinstein may love a certain formality but her rooms are anything but stiff. Exuding a relaxed elegance, they are a timeless take on comfort and luxury infused with personality and a fresh and understated flair. And nowhere is her much-admired style more evident than in Suzanne’s own Los Angeles home. Here an effortless mix of antiques, art and decorative objects resonate within subtle palettes and a great attention to detail, proportions and texture. Please join Susanna and me…

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Small Simple Ways to Open Mind, Heart, and Spirit – Spiritual Article

Join Vinita Hampton Wright for an online Advent retreat this December here at IgnatianSpirituality.com. Our retreat theme is “Small Simple Ways to Open Mind, Heart, and Spirit.”Vinita introduces the theme in the video below.There is no need to register for this free retreat. Visit this blog every Monday in December to participate. Or subscribe to dotMagis now so you don’t miss any of the retreat posts.The retreat is inspired by Vinita’s new book Small Simple Ways: An Ignatian Daybook for…

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At Home in London with Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen – Lifestyle Article

Upon entering the London home of designers Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen, you would never guess that it was once a dismal five bedroom Victorian flat. But their experienced eyes saw something more and after an extensive gut renovation, the apartment was transformed in a glamorous city residence where the design team spends evenings during their busy work weeks, retiring to their country residence in West Sussex on the weekends. Now a large double sitting room, dark jewel box dining…

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Brené Brown on Letting Go of Blame – Meditation Article

When painful or difficult things happen in life, how do you react? Do you immediately want to know whose fault it is? Blaming is the habit of making other people or things ‘wrong’ or responsible when difficult things happen to us. According to research professor, author and speaker Brené Brown, we mostly blame when we are in pain or angry. “Here’s what we know from the research,” she says, “Blame is simply the discharging of discomfort and pain. It has…

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At Home in Tangier with Nicolo Castellini Baldissera – Lifestyle Article

Born into an Italian family distinguished in the world of art and architecture, it is hardly surprising that Nicolo Castellini Baldissera has chosen a career in design.  With a successful interior design firm, fueled by the knowledge and tools he was both born into and acquired, he has worked on projects around the world. But nowhere is he more at home than at Casa Tosca, his beloved house in Tangier. Please join Susanna and me for a special visit to…

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Wellness in the Workplace, Turn Your Desk into a Sacred Space – Spiritual Article

As wellness permeates more and more aspects of our lives, it’s time to turn to the office and make the workplace more supportive of our overall health and well-being. For those times when your busy, stressful professional life is taking a toll on your mental or physical health, or the negative energy from a coworker is draining you, your desk can be your sacred space where you can seek refuge from the hardships of your job. Not to mention the…

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