June 24, 2019
You Can Always Do More Than You Think You Can

guest post by developmental editing client Scott Forrester What have you done recently that was a bit challenging? I recently participated in the Western States 100 training run that covers the last 22 miles of its 100.2-mile race course. The training run is a unique event and wonderful opportunity to experience the legendary course if […]

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June 8, 2019
Cristen's Wish List: Vegan Book Projects

I'm looking for thought-provoking, nuanced academic and subject matter expert written nonfiction projects focused on veganism. My degree in anthropology and focus on medical anthropology means I love working with people who shine a light in dark places and help readers better see, understand, and navigate the world around them in a healthy, sustainable way. […]

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May 17, 2019
Migraines Almost Killed My Business; Adopting a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet Dramatically Improved Them Both

In June of 2016, my business was profitable enough to have allowed me to quit my day job and be 100% self-employed, but financial health alone cannot sustain a business. Being physically healthy enough to predictably deliver high-quality work is required. And that summer I was in big trouble. Chronic Migraines A chronic migraine sufferer […]

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April 14, 2018
How Embracing a Multi-Sport Lifestyle Can Make You a Better Business Person

by Cristen Iris and first published in Unbound Northwest   Starting a business is hard. We must commit, endure the grind, face our fears, stay grounded, and be flexible. Most of us understand and accept the association between healthy bodies, minds, and businesses, but the effort required to get a business off the ground can […]

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