Food, Farming, and New Year’s Resolutions: Starting the New Year Off With Purpose

For many of us, ringing in the new year means setting goals – maybe replacing a bad habit (or two) with a good one, or doing something completely out of the ordinary. Just a quick internet search tells me it’s likely that a lot of us may even be setting similar intentions . . ….

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My Favorite Staff Meeting of the Year

During the holidays, we spend a lot of time thinking about food – what kind of cookies to bake, where to find the perfect apples for pie, whether we want ham or turkey for the big family dinner… …and every gathering revolves around a table full of delicious treats (in fact, we’ve had a few…

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Keeping Holiday Tradition Alive
(Here at NICABM)

Here at NICABM, we do like to keep things new and fresh. But this time of year, there’s one tradition we’ve all become particularly fond of . . . . . . and that’s choosing the charity that will get half of the proceeds from our holiday special. Every year, each member of the NICABM…

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Giving Just Feels Good: It Starts in Your Brain

Each passing year brings its own unique blend of ups, downs, and “in-betweens”. . . . . . but ultimately, I often find myself feeling so blessed and grateful this time of year as I reflect back over it all. I’ve made some wonderful new friends, managed to stay in touch with those who are…

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Dream Big, Work Hard, and Go For It – A Little Motivation to Help Inspire You

Throughout this year, I’ve found myself continually inspired by the practitioners who make up the NICABM community. And if you’re reading this, that means I’m talking about you. As practitioners, we dedicate ourselves to helping people transform their lives. It can be a challenging endeavor, but it’s worth every ounce of effort. But every now…

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The Brain Under Stress – Using Mindfulness to Regain Focus

Imagine having to keep your guard up every day because of bullying and the constant threat of violence . . . . . . this is what life is like for many of the adolescents incarcerated in high security prisons all over the world. And the high stress that it causes can wreak havoc on…

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