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Lessons Learned While Starting a Business During the Pandemic

By: Deborah Brooks The pandemic has forced change. From buying pets, to baking sour dough bread. But I didn’t do any of those things. I already own two dogs and quite frankly couldn’t be bothered to bake my own bread. But I did do something crazy--I started a business with my very good friend Spe...
How to Build Resilience in Kids

How to Build Resilience in Kids

By: Deborah Brooks I often hear the word resilience as an essential skill that every child needs. So how do we give our kids resilience to survive in this world? I have a few solid recommendations that are easy to implement--dare I say fun.   But first, what really is resilience and why do kids ...