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Renewal

The seasons and cycles of nature serve as a reminder that growth, rejuvenation and new beginnings will continue to arrive, blossom and bloom. It reveals to us that despite challenges and hardships, we can use the change we experience to emerge renewed; sometimes in ways we may not anticipate.

On a large, thick wooden tray is a serving dish filled with delicious roasted butternut squash with sage butter; a recipe available on Transatlantic Notes.

Roasted Butternut Squash with Sage Butter

With the addition of pine nuts, nutmeg and honey; this Fall recipe for roasted butternut squash contains layers of delicate, seasonal flavours that help to create a side dish most people will want to pile onto their plates.

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Six Quotes To Nourish Your Mindset

Every so often we may need a little reminder that we deserve to thrive; that no matter our setbacks, mistakes or the weight of our struggles, we can flourish despite the challenges being faced.

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Discovering Your Blogging Niche

It’s probably safe to say that if you’re a blogger; you’re likely aware that understanding your site’s niche is key for creating content you’re excited about and that resonates with your readers. But what if you’re struggling to figure it all out?

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Banned Books & The Freedom To Read

When you hear about certain books being restricted or banned from schools, libraries and bookstores; it conjures up an image of writing that’s dark, dangerous and divisive. While some may argue a line needs to be drawn against insidious messaging, recent attempts at book banning have seemed to target works about acceptance and diversity.

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The Right To Thrive: Eliminating Food Insecurity

We’re living in very contradictory times when it comes to food and it’s accessibility, especially here in the United States. Despite being one of the wealthiest countries in the world; America has approximately nineteen million people living in food deserts, with many others residing in areas known as food swamps; both of which deliver a severe and detrimental impact on health and wellness.

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Promise Of A New Day

When we question where life is taking us or we feel adrift without direction, it can be overwhelming and set off bouts of anxiety and stress. This then feeds into everything we do and how we approach our day; sometimes wondering where our purpose lies. 

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Supporting Your Mental Health: How To Get Better Sleep

An appropriate amount of quality sleep is fundamental in helping us maintain our mental, emotional and physical health; we’re often advised to get enough rest when trying to manage stress, anxiety and depression. The problem with this recommendation is that all of these mental health challenges regularly interfere with our ability to sleep.

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