You’ve probably heard the most effective way to reach your goals: Define the goal, then create a habit to support it. Make it a regular routine. Want to get stronger and fitter? Create a routine where you leave your shoes beside the bed so you can hit the gym in the morning. Want to eat

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You got your results back from your AncestryDNA test … now what are you supposed to do with them? Most people immediately look to see their ethnicity estimate (you know, the part which says that you’re 28% English and 14% Eastern European etc.), excitedly tell their families, and then rarely go back to the results.

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If you want to trace your roots, you’ve got to start a family tree. Maybe it sounds dusty and boring, but building a family tree gives you the structure to start finding the ancestors, places, ingredients, and stories that help you reconnect with your past. Since I shared my own experience ancestor hunting in Horsham,

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I love planning. Dreaming, scheming, setting big goals for the next year. But I’ve learned it’s also important to take a look back to see what worked, and what didn’t – and try to learn from it. For the past few years, I’ve done a year-in-review session for myself, and then a big planning session.

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Have you ever tried standing a balance board? If you hold you position exactly, you’ll fall off.  You constantly need to make little adjustments, nudges here and there, to keep upright. Balance isn’t a permanently fixed state, especially in a busy, ever-changing life. (And life is always changing, isn’t it?  Try as we might to

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You know those ‘out of body’ type moments?  When you suddenly “wake up” and see your life from an outsider perspective, even for just a brief moment? That happened to me this week. While visiting a good friend in southwest France, we were invited to a birthday dinner.  We arrived at a 1800s farmhouse in

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