The Weekly Slice

Spreading Cheer Safely This Holiday Season

Why focus on everything we can’t do this holiday season when we have the opportunity to create new traditions? There’s plenty of fun to be had at home. Read on for festive family activities to keep you and the kids occupied this month! Homemade Ornaments The best ornaments are the ones that have memories attached…

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Festive Thanksgiving Activities for the Family

Find ways to focus on the positive since Thanksgiving may feel different this year. Family games, crafts for the kids, and Thanksgiving traditions will make for a day to remember even without large gatherings. Don’t forget to watch the parade! Despite what you may have heard, the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is not going…

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Rethinking Your Thanksgiving Table

When you think of Thanksgiving food, visions of turkey, pumpkin, and pecans are probably dancing through your head. But, what about fruit? Admittedly, fruit may seem like more of a summer treat, but you’ll find that some of your favorite fruits actually shine brightest in the fall. This year has been super weird, and there’s…

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ThirdLeaf NW Holiday Gift Guide

Parents Leuchtturm1917 notebook, $19.95 (Amazon) Diffuser & essential oils, $39.95 (Amazon) Give the gifts of organization and relaxation. Avid planners and journalers everywhere swear by the Leuchtturm1917’s durability and versatility. An essential oil diffuser will reduce stress and promote relaxation during those rare moments when the kids stop arguing. Kids Squishmallows ® 2020 Christmas Squad,…

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Decreasing Screen Time for Better Health

We have all felt the struggle of “Zoom fatigue” at one time or another during this year. As the weather is cooling down, it’s likely you’re spending even more time indoors, staring at electronic devices. Going from full-time remote work to watching a movie with the kids to scrolling through social media before bed may…

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How to have a happy and healthy Halloween during COVID-19

Happy Hallo-week ghouls and boys! In a year that’s already felt spooky enough, you may be wondering: Is Halloween even happening this year? Halloween lovers rejoice! Your haunted holiday is far from cancelled. But, how do we celebrate Halloween safely this year? Below are six tips for a safe and spooky celebration! Backyard Bonanza: Host a…

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How About Them (Caramel) Apples?!

This Wednesday, October 21 is National Apple Day, and we can hardly contain our excitement! We’re celebrating with a delicious and festive apple treat that we all know and love – the caramel apple! Caramel and apples are a match made in heaven. Ever wondered where the delectable fall combination came from? Turns out, there’s…

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Health Benefits of Pumpkin and How to Eat More of It

It’s hard to say when exactly the pumpkin spice craze began, but we can all agree that pumpkin has become a bit of a cultural phenomenon. The fall staple actually has extraordinary health benefits! In addition to being high in water and low in calories, pumpkin is loaded with vitamins and nutrients. Pumpkin is rich…

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How to satisfy your sweet tooth with healthy, natural sugars

We all get the occasional (okay fine, the everyday) sweet tooth. But too many sweets can leave you feeling jittery one second, sluggish the next, and all-around unhealthy. It’s okay to indulge sometimes, but there are healthier ways to satisfy your sweet tooth than the doughnuts your coworker left in the kitchen this morning. Here…

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Five easy ways to reconnect and engage with your team

I think we can all agree that the shiny newness of working from home has worn off. Many companies have settled into remote work for the foreseeable future. But, how will indefinite WFH impact employee engagement and motivation? Employee engagement encompasses a variety of elements like employee well-being, colleague relationships, motivation, trust, and commitment to…

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