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    The struggle is real but surmountable

    A quote from writer Maya Angelou appears prominently on Karol Brandt’s vision board: “Courage allows the successful woman to fail and learn powerful lessons from failure. So that in the end, she did not fail at all.” Brandt — executive casino host for Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort, Amazon best-selling author and motivational speaker — concedes […]

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    Get real about New Year’s resolutions

    Let’s be real. It is estimated that 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions don’t even make it past the second week of February. That means most people really only make January resolutions. They are not really committed, just following a New Year’s tradition that soon becomes Auld Lang Syne — loosely translated to “days gone […]

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    Get a plan and build a board

    By Jocelyn Gavin-Lane It’s a new year full of new goals, plans and affirmations. But how do you nail down and, most importantly, work your plan? There are several steps to creating an optimal vision for the new year. Vision boards are a wonderful tool, but do you actually know what they are? If you […]

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    Born from the Ashes

    For locals who enjoy a fine smoke in comfortable surroundings, a cigar lounge in Pass Christian may be the next best thing to their own living rooms. Even non-smokers can appreciate the laid-back, sociable atmosphere at Cigars in the Pass, which opened in 2014 and serves patrons of all backgrounds from ages 18 to 80. […]

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