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What Makes Us Stay Focused? Video Chat with Anne-Bishop. Brain Focus 101.

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Staying focused is something that I consistently have to work on. There are a million business books that seemingly solve productivity problems, and I think I already read about half-million of them. And still, there is a big piece missing. None of them actually explain how the brain works, or what it takes to stay […]

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Tea Time, Just You and Me

J Street Backyard Feature

It’s been a while. I don’t have a long explanation, other than that things have been hectic lately. All good things. My teaching schedule has expanded and Eric and I moved to a new place, so I needed a little time to adjust. I missed you! Not posting for a couple of weeks made me […]

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Thanksgiving Trees

Kodu Feature

Here is a picture of Kodu. Remember Kodu, our Japanese maple? We planted him in our patio plantar box 6 months ago. We don’t have kids or pets so we get excited about watching our little tree grow. Dorky right? But Kodu’s branches are turning bright pink and the leaves are a combination of gold, […]

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Marathon Pancakes + Long Runs


My favorite thing about running outdoors is the sunrise. As soon as I make it up the incline and reach the entrance to the trail, I take a deep breath and pause for a moment to take it all in. As I look at the sun rising over the river, I usually find myself thinking about how lucky I am […]

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Cuckoo for Cacao Crunch


Hi Limetreelifers! First, I have an addiction to fess up to – there is a little bag of heaven for sale at the Co-Op, called Superfood Cereal, (Cacao Crunch flavor), by Living Intentions. That little bag will be the end of my wallet. It’s raw, vegan, and 100% to die for. With $7.99 (a little) bag, […]

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