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The Things We Do for Love: Why I Ran 4 Miles on a Freezing 18 Degree Winter’s Day

“The reason we race isn’t so much to beat each other, but to be with each other.” ~Christopher McDougall I’m typically a fair weather runner. I enjoy the feeling of the breeze in my hair, the sun on my skin, and the freedom of wearing as few layers as possible when I hit the ground […]

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How You Can Support a Gem of Kindness

Imagine you are far from your homeland, living in a foreign city, where everyone speaks a language you don’t yet understand. Imagine your first visits to an overwhelmingly large grocery store, looking for something familiar to buy and cook for your family. It seems the foods you have eaten all your life aren’t available here. […]

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Building Holiday Traditions

The Holiday season is fast approaching with a marathon of cooking, travel, gift wrapping, holiday parties and visiting loved ones. This past weekend my boyfriend and I had family visiting from Massachusetts. We spent the weekend sharing with them the many different flavors and experiences that the Monadnock region has to offer. Whiling creating our weekend itinerary, I […]

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‘Tis the Season: 22 Ways to Give Back to the Monadnock Region this Holiday Season

Eight years ago we tragically lost my Grandfather on Christmas Eve. It’s crazy how it sometimes takes losing a life to remind us just how precious life itself is and what it means to really be living. It took me a few years to figure out how to navigate the holiday season again. I was […]