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Is Advice Good for Your Health?

June 22, 2017 - By: Helene Furst

Is Advice Good for Your Health

"Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't." ~Erica Jong

My life has been full of advice, some welcome and some not. Most of it is easy to sort into good advice, and WOW, that's bad! For example, if someone advises me on a better way to peel an avocado or how to make my latest poem have more depth, that's good advice. I might even take it. Bad advice, on the other hand, is when somebody makes a suggestion to me about my life and my choices that I do not agree with. I may respect the person, their opinion, or not, but their view clashes with my own. This advice is usually easy to ignore, but sometimes it gets tricky.

Last year I decided on a career change. You lovelies all know that I am giving my writing a chance on many different forums, but I also si... [Continued]

Your Summer on a Budget

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June 20, 2017 - By: Helene Furst

June has arrived in South Florida with a bang. The rainy season appears to have crept in, and of course, school's out. By the end of the first week of June, most schools are finished, and summer is officially here. Long, hot, lazy days are the perfect setting for making lasting memories with friends and families. BUT WAIT! What about your budget? Summer can be a hot, sticky time that can make or break your budgeting goals. Vacations, parties, the water park, the road trip ... these extra expenses can add up faster than you can blink. So what can you do to stick to your budget? Read on peeps for some simple tips.

June is a great time to work on your finances. It's halfway through the year, you have your budget firmly in place (I hope), and there's plenty of time to shore things up if you've been sluggish since January. Summer means ... [Continued]

Pushing Beyond the Fear

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June 15, 2017 - By: Helene Furst

"Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious."~Rumi

Last summer, I drove with my mother and daughter on an epic road trip. It was my mom's 75th birthday and she wanted to see the Biltmore, the Smoky Mountains and return to Colonial Williamsburg. We had an amazing time - 3 generations in the car, laughing, singing, playing ISpy; I had forgotten what it was like to crank up the radio, strain my vocal cords to and sing off key in full volume. By the way, we're all tone deaf, but we had the best companions in our car. So, all of this seems awesome, but, I am coming clean. But the entire time, hanging around my neck was an incredible feeling of fear.

The plan was to get creative, find ourselves, 3 generations in 3 different stages of life, and I was excited for the challenge. You s... [Continued]

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Dog Sitters by Rozsa Gaston Comment By: Rozsa Gaston
Note from Author: Dog Sitters Kindle Edition is OUT June 18, 2017, just in time for summer beach or


Dog Sitters by Rozsa Gaston Comment By: MorningBeans
Rozsa - you make it way too easy! :)


A Minimal Mindset Comment By: Barb
Love the post. I have been thinking along these lines and today is the day to start.


Pushing Beyond the Fear Comment By: Barb
Love your posts. I write pretty much about the same thing in my own blog as I search my way through


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Pushing Beyond the Fear Comment By: MorningBeans
Thanks Barb. I know all about the fear AND about not being able to afford much. I'm so glad you enjo


Is Advice Good for Your Health? Comment By: Izuzu Nworgu
Excellent tips. I love them all. My best tip is to listen to your gut but sometimes, our decisions


Is Advice Good for Your Health? Comment By: Emily
Thanks for your tips


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Welcome to Morning Beans. Grab a cup of your favorite coffee, pull up a chair, and let's chat! I'm Helene and I am many things: writer, artist, mother, daughter, wife and friend. I write for all of us: the overworked homemaker, the executive goddesses, the poets, artists, and the wild hearted women

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