Month: December 2020

What I Read This Month: December 2020

For three years now, every Monday morning, I’ve posted a photo on my Facebook Page of the books I finished during the week, with the tag #GretchenRubinReads. I get a big kick out of this weekly habit—it’s a way to shine a spotlight on all the terrific books that I’ve read. As I write about …

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Yearly Horoscope & Major Transits

A new eclipse series could affect the economy starting on November 19, 2021, as these lunar shape-shifters begin sweeping through the “money signs” of Taurus and Scorpio. For the next year, these eclipses will be interspersed with those on the Gemini/Sagittarius axis, altering commerce and community at once.  This is the first time we’ve had …

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2020’s word of the year: Resiliency

We are almost at the end of such a tumultuous year. And historically, my bylines would include stories about travels far away, and don’t get me wrong – they did. Just not as much as expected. This year, I talked about stronger subjects like the pandemic, systemic racism, healthcare and sustainability. Upon reflection, I recognized …

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5 Powerful Reasons Why You Should Write Down Your Goals

The year was 2017. Ninety-nine year old Annie was pictured smiling as a policeman handcuffed and led her into a cell. You’ve probably never seen a smiling convict before but Annie’s case was a little different. While most people would be shivering at the thought of being placed in a damp, dark cell, she had …

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For New Year’s Resolutions, Instead of Focusing on What Works for You—Think About What Doesn’t Work For You.

Many people make New Year’s resolutions, and many people get discouraged when they fail to keep their New Year’s resolutions. We often get advice about what we should try—but it’s also useful to think about what we should not try. We’re all different, and different strategies work for different people. It’s helpful to be able …

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20 Ultimate Life Lessons from 2020: The Year of Pandemic

One fine morning you wake up to find that the world you live in has changed. Companies, industries, and offices have closed down. Nobody is allowed to travel. You’re confined to your home and the social life has been drastically curtailed. It’s a bigger shock when you realize that this is not a dream. It’s …

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Benefits, How To Use Them & 8 Best Brands

Like gel toothpaste, toothpaste tabs come in many different flavors and varieties. When shopping around for one that will keep your pearly whites looking pearly and white, Mark B. Desrosiers, DMD, a member of the American Association of Endodontists and assistant professor at Boston University School of Dental Medicine, recommends ones that contain fluoride and an …

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Randy Kurtz of UpperLeft Wealth: “Save and invest consistently”

Alternative investments often face the same uncertainty and volatility as traditional investments. They are often less liquid and less diverse than a diversified portfolio and typically more expensive, sexier versions of traditional investments. The alternative investment more people should be considering is the multi-asset class globally diversified portfolio. This option has been around for decades, …

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From Cracking The JEE to Finding Her Very Own ‘Family’, Hannah has been Proving Others Wrong All Her Life!

Meet Hannah. An enthusiastic and bubbly member of the YourDOST team, you will find Hannah leading the banter in our office games and celebrations. With a highly positive and “You can do it” attitude, Hannah has been proudly conquering her way through life. Once I finished my Bachelors, everyone asked me if I was going …

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5 Skills That Can Take Your Plant-Based Cooking To The Next Level

This year, we all paused to take a closer look at our health and well-being. In the months we spent homebound, many of us started experimenting with a more plant-based diet to harness the healing powers of food. And for better or worse, that probably included a reality check about our cooking skills. Plant-based eating …

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