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Jennifer Maffett
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Jennifer Maffett is a writer and advocate for healthy living through good nutrition, simple living and localism. In addition to owning and working on an organic and sustainable family farm, she is a certified health coach. Primarily she works with local community groups to fight the obesity epidemic and help children realize that most of their food starts in the dirt (or should!).

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Sometimes You Just Need to Get Lost

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2013 | 5:39 PM

These seven exercises will strengthen your mental flexibility, prepare you be more resilient to change and help you be more successful at work (because nimble thinking is often rewarded). And frankly, maybe you'll have some fun doing things differently for a change.

Get Lost
No GPS allowed. Lose the...

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The Art of No

(5) Comments | Posted July 29, 2013 | 8:24 AM

Eight Guiding Principles

The "Art of No" is about focus. What you decide to not do leaves more room for doing what you need and want to do.

1. Prioritize
Can you articulate and even rank what is important to you? At work? At home? If you can...

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I Dig the Ramps

(2) Comments | Posted April 19, 2013 | 5:15 PM

Spring has Sprung and So Have the Ramps

It's that refreshing time of year (finally!) when ramps make a brief-yet-cherished appearance on restaurant menus and farmers' market tables. But before those delightful heralds of spring make their way to your plates, someone like me has to dig them...

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How Turkey Day Flexibility Can Lead to Success in Life

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2012 | 10:49 AM

As much as we look forward to sharing the bounty at our holiday tables with friends and family each year, some parts of the long weekend can be a little trying. Many of us are dealing with cars and crowds on the most-traveled day of the year. Comfortable routines are...

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3 Ways to Prepare Fall's Super Veggie: Chard

(2) Comments | Posted November 13, 2012 | 4:00 PM

Chard packs a healthful punch with all its glorious colors. Not only do you get the benefits of a leafy green vegetable (like kale), a nice dose of vitamin K and calcium plus other anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agents, you get the beautiful addition of a red and yellow...

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'Pretty' Food Gives Your Health a Boost

(6) Comments | Posted October 2, 2012 | 5:03 PM

More Colors, Better Health

It is well-known that a plateful of colors or a sandwich stacked with healthy hues provides a meal packed with more nutrition than your average "beige" offering. Compare a portobello, roasted pepper and spinach panini with a side of carrots to a meal of...

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