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Daily Practice

By Katherine Liola | July 17, 2019
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Several weeks ago, eight adolescents ranging in age from 12-14 tied as champions for the National Spelling Bee. An incredible feat! I have always been someone thankful for (and dependent on) spell check. I still remember when I was in fourth grade losing in one of the early spelling bee rounds when I was given…

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Taking Control

By Katherine Liola | June 13, 2019
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A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to run the iconic Boston Marathon. It is a special race for so many reasons. There is a rich history going back 123 years. Spectators line the entire course from Hopkinton to Boston – the sound and the energy are thrilling. The only way to run the…

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Explore. Dream. Discover.

By Katherine Liola | May 6, 2019
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In just a few weeks, school will be out for the summer. Long summer days will be ahead. Kids will be riding their bikes to friends’ houses, exploring the trails and capturing fireflies. There is something special about the warm summer air. It has always made me feel like a kid inside. I remember a…

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Financial Independence

By Katherine Liola | April 1, 2019
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When I was a freshman in high school – I learned that my high school went on a trip every year outside of the United States. During my sophomore year, the school was going to be visiting Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii. I had to go! I had never been out of the country much…

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“She Believed She Could So She Did”

By Katherine Liola | March 1, 2019
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This March I turn the big 4-0! Holy Moly! How the hecht did this month arrive so quickly? I still remember my mom’s 40th birthday. My dad threw her a surprise dinner party for her with her closet friends. She was so happy. I still remember what she wore and her hair and makeup –…

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Sharing your Heart with YOU!

By Katherine Liola | February 1, 2019
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I love celebrating the people I love and care for. I will admit however that I cannot tell you exactly when National Grandparents Day is much less other designated celebratory days until I see posts and pictures on social media. There are so many – it is hard to keep up and even know which…

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Forget New Year’s Resolutions – Start with a New Habit

By Katherine Liola | January 1, 2019
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Every year as soon as the holidays come to a close, we are bombarded with messaging around the new year ahead and the importance of setting new year’s resolutions. It has become in many respects part of culture, part of our American tradition. We get excited for the fresh start and try to will big…

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Centered on What is Most Important During the Holidays

By Katherine Liola | December 1, 2018
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One of my favorite things about the holidays is the rush of so many cherished memories from this time of year. Stringing popcorn garland with my mom, driving around the neighborhood late at night with my parents and four siblings in our station wagon searching for the best light display, and of course waiting at…

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Centered on What is Most Important During the Holidays

By Katherine Liola | November 19, 2018
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One of my favorite things about the holidays is the rush of so many cherished memories from this time of year. Stringing popcorn garland with my mom, driving around the neighborhood late at night with my parents and four siblings in our station wagon searching for the best light display, and of course waiting at…

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Some of the Best Things in Life are for Free -October 2018

By Katherine Liola | November 19, 2018
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One of the best pieces of parenting advice I received before I had kids was to make an effort to spend quality 1:1 time with your kids. It made sense and sounded pretty obvious to me at the time. When we had our first child, Harper, we made this a priority from the beginning and…

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