Dean and Marcie Whalen™

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Best Meal Prep Tips for Big Families 

Meal prepping is a lifesaver, especially for big families. Not only does it save time and money, but it also reduces stress by ensuring you always have a plan for what’s for dinner (and breakfast, and lunch). If you’re new to meal prepping or looking to streamline...

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Life Coaching

Staying Positive in a Negative World   

When you live in a polarizing world, maintaining positivity isn’t easy. And looking at the glass as being half full instead of half empty is a skill that not everyone possesses. Why is a positive mindset so important, and how can you go about staying positive and...

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Life Coaching

Jump-Start Your Productive Day

We have all heard that morning is the most important time of the day. Not everybody is a morning person, though. Sometimes getting out of bed seems like an impossible task. Jumping right into the hustle and bustle of your day can be like pulling teeth when all you...

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Life Coaching

Journey Together: Community Matters  

Sure, entrepreneurship is a wild ride. But there’s nothing more gratifying than embarking on this journey together. Whether you're just starting out or you've been in the game for a while, one thing remains crystal clear: the path to success is not meant to be...

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Life Coaching

The Secret to Making Affirmations Work 

Shhhh … we’ve got a secret for you. The magic ingredient to making affirmations work is YOU. There's nothing wrong with kickstarting your motivation with a few “I am” statements or inspirational quotes, but the purpose of this blog is to caution you against...

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Are You Prioritizing Your Marriage? 

It’s easy to get caught up in life, kids, events, and so on. When is life NOT busy, right? There will always be something to distract us and take our attention away from our spouse. So, in the midst of the craziness, how are you prioritizing your marriage? Or is it...

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Enjoying Outdoor Family Activities Together 

Time out in nature, for kids and adults alike, offers incredible short-term and life-long benefits. From improved sleep, emotional wellbeing, immune health, and more, the benefits of being outdoors are undeniable. And with “family” being one of our top core life...

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