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    Mari Tries | Plant Based Water

    Mari Tries | Plant Based Water Remember when coconut water was the most exotic hydration option on the menu? These days, there are so many hydration choices on market shelves, it can be difficult to decide between them all: coconut water, birch water, maple water, chia water, cactus water, aloe water, and watermelon water, to name only a few. I’ve tried them all, but never saw them as anything beyond the latest fitness fad. This recently changed after I read an article describing the benefits of structured water, also known as gel water.  It was time, I decided, to give plant-based waters another look as part of a new Always…

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    INTJ Challenge August 2017

    INTJ Challenge August 2017 It’s been a hot minute since our last INTJ challenge, but we’re back with another. If you don’t remember our last challenge, which was way back in June, it was to keep track of your mental self-talk. Keeping track of self-talk is key to ensuring that the decisions you make truly reflect your intentions. Truthfully, it’s not something that is always easy, especially if you have perfectionist tendencies, but taking a step back to analyze your thoughts can be one small step to putting a stop to a major spiral. In the same vein, this month’s challenge is to practice self-care. As we get ready for…

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    Introvert Survival Guide

    INTROVERT SURVIVAL GUIDE Although this post  has been planned for months, it wasn’t until yesterday, Monday of this week, that I really knew what I wanted to write for this Introvert Survival Guide. Survival guides are popular, but implicit in the title of a survival guide for introverts is the cultural idea that introverts are fragile, barely able to walk outside to the mailbox. And while it’s true that, for introverts, the world can be overwhelming at times, especially if you fall under the category of highly sensitive, this guide does not offer advice on not sweating the small stuff because it’s all small. The reality is that we live…

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    5 Natural Beauty Products That I Can’t Live Without

    5 Natural Beauty Products That I Can’t Live Without One of the requests that we’ve had on the blog is to feature a few more beauty posts. To be honest, I’m not all that good at doing makeup. Give me a choice between writing an analysis on the geo-political environment in east Asia as it relates to business opportunities, or a review of 5 lipsticks, and I’d probably choose the geo-political environment analysis. All of that is to say that I am in no way qualified to talk in an informed way about retail beauty products. In fact, I consider myself more of a naturalista. I love natural beauty products,…

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    Spring Tonic: Immune Boosting Ginger Shot Recipe

    Spring Tonic: Immune Boosting Ginger Shot Recipe Although there are many things to look forward to with the advent of spring, the changing of the seasons can bring with it a few  less pleasant features, such as a stressed immune system, which can lead to colds, and a general feeling of malaise. There’s nothing worse than coming down with something just as things are warming up and you want to be out enjoying the sun. Luckily, a healthy, immune-boosting diet full of fresh whole fruits and vegetables, can keep your immune system healthy and strong during the changing seasons. Of course, if you live in a cold-weather climate, access to…

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    Travel Brain: Three Reasons Travel is Great for the INTJ Brain

    Travel Brain: Three Reasons Travel is Great for the INTJ Brain Who doesn’t love to travel? After a recent move to Hong Kong to pursue an MFA, travel has definitely been on my mind. While the transition hasn’t been as smooth as I would have liked, I do have one consolation to some of my relocation woes: travel is good for the brain. You may have heard that travel improves brain function, or that it is good for the brain, but how and why is it good for the INTJ brain? There are three reasons that travel is great for the INTJ brain. Travel is great for your Ni (Introverted…

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