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What’s in store for you in 2019?

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | December 28, 2018

Happy New Year Monkeys. What’s in store for you in 2019? We will all be another year older, another year wiser and another year _____________. You fill in the blank. What did you write? How did it make you feel? Did you fill in the blank with a positive goal or a negative one? Each…

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HMC sharing circle Endowment fund needs you!

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | December 7, 2018

The HMC sharing circle endowment fund is making a difference and this is my annual invitation to ask you to consider adding this fund to your list of giving. I understand that there are many worthy causes in our community asking for your financial support and at some point you said yes because someone asked.…

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Hiking is my passion!

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | October 31, 2018

Hiking has become a true love of mine over the past 5 years as I realize there is so much beauty to be seen and lessons to be learned in nature. The other bonus is that you can do it anywhere, at your own level, you get great exercise, it clears your mind and it’s…

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How do you measure success?

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | October 28, 2018

The other day I was asked if Happy Monkey Club was successful by an older gentleman. I paused for a split second pondering how to answer the question and then I answered true to my own values and beliefs. My split second delay was based on societies perception of success and the one the media…

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Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | October 14, 2018

Spinach artichoke dip typically clocks in at 300-plus calories per ¼-cup serving—without considering the chips. My slim-style, dairy-free vegan version provides only 110 calories but is still rich and delicious—and it’s loaded with 7 grams fiber and 7 grams protein. It gets its creamy texture from (surprise!) pureed white beans and silken tofu. Your guests won’t even realize the…

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Sharing your strengths

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | October 12, 2018

We all have strengths and we all have things we just don’t care to do. You can call them weaknesses, but I prefer to identify them as things that don’t give me energy. Some of us are great organizers, some of us like to be the doers, some love to cook and some love to…

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