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What Investors can Expect After the Election

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Now that the results are in, here are some things investors can expect from Washington in 2013 and beyond.
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The yin-yang philosophy

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Four Main Aspects of Yin and Yang Relationship

1. Yin-Yang are opposites
    They are either on the opposite ends of a cycle, like the seasons of the year, or, opposites on a continuum of energy or matter. This opposition is relative, and can only be spoken of in relationships. For example: Water is Yin relative to steam but Yang relative to ice. Yin and Yang are never static but in a constantly changing balance.

2. Interdependent: Can not exist without each other
    The Tai Ji (Supreme Ultimate) diagram shows the relationship of Yin & Yang and illustrates interdependence on Yin & Yang. Nothing is totally Yin or totally Yang. Just as a state of total Yin is reached, Yang begins to grow. Yin contains seed of Yang and vise versa. They constantly transform into each other. For Example: no energy without matter, no day without night. The classics state: "Yin creates Yang and Yang activates Yin".

3. Mutual consumption of Yin and Yang
    Relative levels of Yin Yang are continuously changing. Normally this is a harmonious change, but when Yin or Yang are out of balance they affect each other, and too much of one can eventually weaken (consume) the other.

Four (4) possible states of imbalance:
        Preponderance (Excess) of Yin
        Preponderance (Excess) of Yang
        Weakness (Deficiency) of Yin
        Weakness (Deficiency) of Yang

4. Inter-transformation of Yin and Yang.
    One can change into the other, but it is not a random event, happening only when the time is right. For example: Spring only comes when winter is finished.


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RECIPE: Fresh Summer Salad

RECIPE: Fresh Summer Salad | Cultural Trendz |


{for the salad}

    5-6 cups mixed greens (I used spinach, arugula & romaine)
    1 avacado
    1/2 cup raspberries
    1/3 cup chopped walnuts
    1/4 of a red onion

{for the vinaigrette}

    1/2 cup unsweetened frozen raspberries, thawed
    1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    1 tablespoon honey
    kosher salt
    black pepper

{for the tilapia}

    1-2 tilapia filet (I got mine from costco. You can replace this with any type of fish or chicken or steak or skip the meat altogether).
    lemon pepper
    sea salt
    olive oil


{for the salad}

    Wash and place mixed greens in a large salad bowl (chop greens if necessary) mix together.
    Slice onion, chop walnuts, dice avocado, wash fresh raspberries, place in salad bowl.
    Gently toss together. Set aside.

{for the vinaigrette}

    Place raspberries, olive oil, lemon juice and honey in a blender.
    Blend until smooth.
    Season with salt and pepper to taste.

{for the tilapia}

    Rinse thawed tilapia under cold water. Dry with a paper towel.
    Season with lemon pepper and sea salt. Grill in a pan (about 4 minutes on each side).
    Break tilapia into small pieces and place in salad bowl. Toss together.


    Toss vinaigrette into salad or serve on the side.
    Serves 4


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Happy Monday!

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If you showed up and are working on important stuff, keep going! Progress is awesome.

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Make it a great week!  ♥

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Prepping for Autumn ...

Always thinking ahead.

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What Matters

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Be yourself with confidence and love.
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Who you are



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My Baby

"We can make it happen if you about that action...." ~ Zendaya Coleman

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The Disney star looks different and bit older here. I didn't recognize her. Whatevs, I love her album! 

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Happy Friday

A wonderful weekend to you!
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So tired from the week and it's not over yet. Lots to do before the day's end. Looking forward to some R&R this weekend. Cheers!
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20 signs it's time to let go and move on!

20 signs it's time to let go and move on! | Cultural Trendz |

We find out how strong we are in the moments of uncertainty life inevitably gives us. The unplanned events – layoffs, death, disease or divorce – can come crashing into our world at any moment.

Then the questionable life changes crop up. Should I stay or should I go? Should I buy or save? Should I forgive or forget? Should I move or not? The shoulds become a thirsty internal craving as we try to process the best outcome for our life.

The problem? In doing this, we often hold onto what no longer works.

I have a friend who is in a negative situation, and he’s hanging on for dear life because he wants to be brave and tough it out. He told me, “Giving up is not an option,” which so many of us believe.

But when holding on to something hurts our health and potential to be happy, we have to look closely at why we’re choosing to stay.

Life is a balance of holding on and letting go. We strive to make the right choice but how do we know when it is truly time to let go and move on?

Romantic relationships, jobs, even places we live have an expiration date. Sometimes we hold on to things that aren’t working out of fear we won’t find something better.

Perhaps our greatest fear is the unknown, which is why so many of us grasp, hold on and manipulate our situations trying to control our surroundings. But the outcome is always the same: more pain, immense frustration and ginormous guilt and blame.

To avoid the toxic outburst of staying in situations that no longer serve you, ask yourself if any of the following 20 signs apply.

20 Signs It’s Time To Let Go And Move On

1. When your thoughts go to memories more than the present.

2. When the situation causes you more pain than joy.

3. When you expect, hope and plead for the person, place or situation to change.

4. When you become complacent, bored or resentful.

5. When the pattern persists even though you tried to fix it.

6. When you feel alone, unheard or disrespected.

7. When the situation is holding you back from growing and being who you want to be.

8. When you stay, hoping and expecting things to get better.

9. When you cry more than you laugh and lov