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10 Local Businesses to Shop for the Holidays

10 Local Businesses to Shop for the Holidays

1.     Revival 23 -       A local boutique that offers trendy clothes, accessories, candles, and home décor. 2.     A Book Barn -       This independent bookstore in Old Town Clovis has used, rare, out of print, and signed First Editions. A perfect place to get a gift...

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5 Unique Pumpkin Recipes to try before Thanksgiving

5 Unique Pumpkin Recipes to try before Thanksgiving

Pumpkin pie is an irreplaceable classic, but if you’re feeling adventurous, consider making one of these recipes! Pumpkin Bread with Crumb Topping By Amanda Biddle at Striped Spatula Crumb topping isn’t just for coffee cake anymore! The combination of soft pumpkin...

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10 Nourishing Recipes to try at Home

10 Nourishing Recipes to try at Home

When times are tough it’s easy to put cooking on the back burner, so we compiled this list to inspire you to incorporate something new into your recipe rotation. Whether you gravitate towards rich comfort foods or are looking for some lighter fare, there’s something...

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My Cancer Journey

My Cancer Journey

By Debbie Kleinknight First, a little background: Six years ago, this November, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was the most terrifying time of my life. The cancer was in both breasts. At my age, I opted for a bilateral mastectomy. It was a long healing process...

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Celebrating the Art of Life’s Men’s Team!

Celebrating the Art of Life’s Men’s Team!

Since its creation in 2015. The Healing Garden in Woodward Park has become a sanctuary for the local community. It offers a place for everyone to find peace and reflection in this unpredictable world. There is art created by cancer survivors, children’s playscapes,...

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Things to do While Stuck at Home

Things to do While Stuck at Home

Take a virtual tour of a famous museum Both the Van Gogh Museum and the British Museum offer virtual tours of their gallery, allowing everyone to view beautiful masterpieces from the comfort of their couch. Give baking a try Use up those almost expired bags of flour...

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15 Best Day Trips From The Valley

15 Best Day Trips From The Valley

1. Pincushion Peak Trail: Friant, CA This dog-friendly trail offers beautiful views of Millerton Lake.   2. Tuolumne Meadows: Yosemite, CA When visiting, you can see the Tuolumne River quietly flowing through Yosemite Valley and have a front row view of one of...

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Simple Ways to Show Someone Your Love:

Simple Ways to Show Someone Your Love:

A Warm Hug -       Never underestimate the power of a hug! Science shows that physical contact can lower the body’s stress hormones. Cooking a Delicious Meal -       Preparing a meal for someone you care about can be much more personal than going out to a restaurant....

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20 Realistic Resolutions for 2020

20 Realistic Resolutions for 2020

1: Participate in More Community Events -       Whether it’s farmer’s markets, local concerts, or cultural celebrations, there’s always something happening in the area! 2: Read a Book Each Month Reading for a few minutes each day can help you FINALLY get through all...

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Stress LESS and Boost Your Energy during the holidays

Stress LESS and Boost Your Energy during the holidays

Go for a walk - Exercise or holiday shopping boosts energy after cancer treatment Breathe deep to use oxygen better - Inhale slowly through your nose and breathe from your diaphragm to increase energy throughout the day Peak your performance with a power nap - A 20...

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