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Kakeibo: The Art of Financial Mindfulness

By Gina Messina, Ph.D. About a year ago, a friend introduced me to Kakeibo, the Japanese art of budgeting and applying mindfulness to our spending, and I’ve been obsessed ever since. You see, I am a major contributor to our consumeristic culture. I see something shiny and I think I have to have it. A friend jokes that she hates going shopping with me because I have to pick up and touch everything on the shelves (although I’ve eliminated that practice due to COVID!).  Like so many of us, I am easily persuaded by marketing tactics. Now that we so rarely spend cash, it feels like I can simply swipe a card, click a button, or use my fingerprint and suddenly I have a new…

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When is it Okay to Use Your Credit Card?

by Carol Strazinsky When is it okay to use your credit card? This is an important question to be asking ourselves. It can be tempting to purchase that designer handbag you’ve been fawning over, or even to pay for groceries when finances are a bit tight. However, when you are getting ready to swipe that card, take a step back and think about why you are making the purchase and whether it will benefit you and your financial wellness. So when does using your credit card makes sense and what pitfalls should you avoid? You’re strategically leveraging rewards. It’s perfectly possible to reap the benefits of cash back rewards without going into debt to earn them. How? Try using your credit card just for everyday purchases…

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The impact of intersectionality in the workplace

Intersectionality in the workplace: the implications on leadership. During the 2012 presidential election, Oprah Winfrey shared that she was continually being bombarded with questions about who she would support: Barack Obama, the Black candidate, or Hillary Clinton, the female candidate.  She said that the question assumed that she could split her identity. But as a black woman, she couldn’t, she identified with both of them. In that moment, Winfrey gave us a window into the experience of intersectionality. She sparked a conversation about a concept that has been voiced for decades by those at the margins of mainstream America.  Read more: What is intersectionality and why is it important?  Seeking to highlight that one’s lived experience cannot simply be reduced to the sum of racism…

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Women Are More Impacted by Zoom Fatigue: Here’s Why, and What We can Do About It

Zoom, and other virtual conferencing platforms like it, became both our favorite and least favorite piece of technology over the past year and a half. On one hand, they allowed us to keep in touch with our loved ones when it otherwise wouldn’t have been possible. On the other hand, the constant virtual meetings became absolutely exhausting for many of us. “Zoom fatigue” is what happens when you’re burnt out on virtual meetings, and it can affect anyone. However, research shows that women are more affected by Zoom fatigue than men. Why is this, and what can women do about it? Read on for more. What Is “Zoom Fatigue”? Whether you’re using Zoom (and other video conferencing platforms, like Skype or Google Meet) for work…

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Calories vs. Micronutrients & Why We Need Both

Calories and Micronutrients are critical to understand for our health; but most of us don’t know the difference. Ever wonder why it is so hard to maintain a healthy weight, especially as we get older? You are not alone. According to the Center for Disease Control, 42.4% of Americans are obese, with many elements coming into play. Among these elements are biological factors, like our genes; environmental factors, including those people we interact with; and modifiable components, like the food choices we make. I like to use the analogy of a car when I’m explaining nutrition.   The gasoline we put into our car is what makes the car run.  The car’s fuel is analogous to macronutrients that make our body’s run. Macronutrients are carbohydrates, proteins…

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