Sunita (name changed) walked into the dojo, confident, regal and self-possessed to begin practicing Aikido. For some people — including me — studying Aikido (The Japanese Martial Art, called The Way of Harmony that works as a way to polish the spirit, to turn lead into gold) is a slow, awkward, and arduous process. It…

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My sweetie and I were sitting in a booth at Chevy’s in Richmond, right after visiting Annie’s Annuals to get some of her incredible plants (cappuccino sunflowers, dahlias, violas, hollyhocks). As we sloppily ate the fire-roasted salsa (my fav) I noticed the guy across from me with his amazing array of super colorful bracelets and…

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Guest post by Melissa Camilleri As long as you haven’t been living under a rock the past couple years, you’ll know that Instagram should be a key component to your online marketing strategy, especially as a service-based business, where the competition often believes Instagram will not work for them. Newsflash: it can and it will.…

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By Guest Blogger Gina Rubinstein Every time you turn on the radio or TV, you see a so-called expert being interviewed. The Today Show, CNN, Talk Radio, local morning shows and all the rest rely on these experts to give background and insight on the hot topics of the day.  For these experts, the result…

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By Guest Blogger Marisa Murgatroyd Blink your eyes three times. That’s 1 second — the amount of time it takes for 10 new websites to hit the internet. (That’s 86,400 new sites each day!) Holy Christmas! How do you compete against that? It’s actually easy. First, stop following the latest & greatest “web design” trend articles that…

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  Sometimes I’m totally obsessed with pinning, tweeting, and blogging. Then I catch myself….Whhhhaaaaat am I doing? This isn’t work. Or is it? Dunno. I go back and forth. Is sharing this pic good for my brand because I think it’s funny—or cute? Maybe. Some things to think about BEFORE you post something on social…

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