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Mercedes Holmen

About Mercedes Holmen

Mercedes is a business owner and Executive Consultant with Rodan and Fields. In addition, she works in the field of behavior analysis for children with autism and their families, specializing in preschool aged children. She also has her Masters in Science from University of California at Davis.

Getting In Shape

Keeping Your Resolutions Throughout the Year: The Key to Staying Fit and Healthy

Don’t Be a ‘Ghost Member’ of Your Gym It’s that time of year again. Everyone making New Year’s Resolutions to “get in shape once and for all!” It is no wonder January and the months following are a big months for the fitness industry business! However, then comes the hard part: sticking to the resolution […]

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cost of clutter

The Cost of Clutter: Physical, Emotional and Digital

How Much is Clutter Actually Costing You? What if I told you that digital and physical clutter negatively impact your productivity and performance? Similar to multitasking, clutter of all types overloads your senses causing your brain and body to feel stressed and reduces your creativity. Maybe that’s why Pinterest is loaded with storage solutions that would […]

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weekly meal planning

Being Fit and Healthy Starts with Weekly Meal Planning

Weekly Meal Planning for a Healthier You and a Happier Bank Account Being fit and healthy impacts more than just clothing size. Research has shown that employees with a healthy BMI earn more money over the course of their career than those with an unhealthy BMI. Employees who are fit tend to have better immune […]

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dress professionally with style

How to Dress Professionally with Style (Without Breaking the Bank)

Your Closet and Your Career Will Thank You You have finally decided that it is time to amp up your wardrobe! Boring black pants and a button-down shirt are not cutting it anymore. You want to get noticed by your boss, garner respect from your coworkers, and command attention in a room full of your […]

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using a travel agent to plan a trip

Using a Travel Agent to Plan a Trip Costs Nothing but Will Improve Everything

Using a Travel Agent to Plan a Trip is a Necessity Not a Luxury You know taking a vacation is great for your long-term job performance, stress levels, and overall health, and you finally got your spouse to agree to take a trip. But, you google your desired destination and suddenly planning a trip becomes […]

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brains and money

Studies Prove Having Both Brains and Money Are Connected

This is Your Brain on…Money. Any Questions? Economists have considered money from every angle for ages, but research in the field of neuroeconomics is relatively new. Neuroeconomics is the study of how humans make decisions using brain activity (neuroscience), economics, and psychology. Researchers use MRI machines to figure out what happens on a biological level […]

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appropriate business attire

Science Can Help You Find Appropriate Business Attire to Dress for Success

How to Find Appropriate Business Attire Suit? Dress? Slacks? Skirt? Neutrals? Colors? Don’t get me started on “business casual Friday”! Choosing the appropriate business attire is so time-consuming in our already busy lives. Not many of us are willing to go to the extreme Einstein did to eliminate selecting an outfit from our daily routine […]

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benefits of vacation

The Benefits of Vacation are Many- But You Have to Actually Take One

Don’t Underestimate the Benefits of Vacation Are you “too busy” to take a vacation? What if I told you that some of the benefits of vacation include better health and an improved bottom line? Would you take one then? Reducing stress has been proven to have long-lasting health benefits. From lower blood pressure to better […]

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health and finances

Does Balancing Your Health and Finances = Wellness?

Wellness is a Daily Journey Your physical and financial well-being add up when you have good nutrition, proper rest and adequate exercise. In fact, study results conducted by researchers at Duke found that low credit scores could be used to predict an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Many people may wonder why this is so, […]

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Unemployment and Depression

Sacrificing for Service: Military Spouses Can Break Free from Unemployment and Depression

How Unemployment and Depression Affect Military Spouses Everyone knows that people get down in the dumps when they are out of work, but did you know the “out-of-work-blues” can become full-blown depression that often requires medication to resolve? Unemployment and depression have strong ties. While recent unemployment rates for the United States hover around 4.1 […]

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