Connecting with Nature

By April Hersey – “Lose yourself in nature and find peace.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson. Life can get so hectic: kids, sports, jobs, meetings, appointments, pets. It all adds up. Everything I do, every thought I have, uses energy. I find connecting with nature to be the best way to recharge. Every Sunday morning, I load up the kayak and head to the water. Here, in the early hours of the morning it is quiet. I paddle for a while, taking in the colors all around me. The bright blue of the sky, crisp greens in the trees, the ripples in the dark water from the morning breeze; stopping to appreciate the beauty in it all.

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Ninja, Our Velociraptor

By Ashley Dowling – This week we sent our baby girl Ninja to the big scratch post in the sky. She was 17 years old with breast cancer. You’re never really ready for loss, and even when you know it’s coming it feels too sudden when it arrives.

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The Power of Your Gifts and Strengths

By Sandi O’Connell Do you know what your gifts are? What are your strengths? What are you good at that you love doing? Do you get to use your gifts and strengths at work every day? If you do, you are blessed, and your company is also fortunate. We all have some super power given […]

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Shamrock vs. Four-Leaf Clover

By Caitlyn Murdock – St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and did you know that shamrocks and four-leaf clovers are NOT interchangeable? I know what you’re thinking… “What?”

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A Wicked Tasty Catch

By Brianna Gualco – You know when you have ice in a glass and then pour water into it, the ice pops, and cracks? Well imagine hearing and feeling that while standing in the middle of a pond. Some may think it is no big deal but to this girl I was freaked out!

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The Art of Small Talk

By Ashley Dowling – I’ll admit – I have never been any good at small talk. I’ve always struggled to smooth my way into conversation. To break that bubble of awkward quiet was something I’ve always met with an equal awkwardness. “Sooo, what animal would you be if you could be one?” (Some of my co-workers might remember that…)

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Giving; Not Receiving

By Elizabeth Morris – Throughout the past year, families across the world have been affected by COVID-19. Some have lost their jobs; others have lost loved ones. At FAS, we have been fortunate enough to work throughout the entire pandemic as well as create new friendships along the way.

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Connecting On the Road Again

By Ronda Daly-Dolan – After a year of virtual Conferences it feels good to get back on the road again to represent FAS/Genesis, meet new potential clients and especially reconnect with our current clients.

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Fall Traditions

By Brianna Gualco What does Fall mean to you? For me it’s apple and pumpkin picking with family and maybe even turning into a pumpkin for Halloween! Pictured below is my family’s famous apple crisp. It’s a recipe has been passed down since my great grandmother and a staple this time of year. I may […]

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Sights to See in Tennessee

By Lisa Blunt – For my first girls trip weekend away I visited Nashville, Tennessee for the first time! Having no kiddos tagging along made me realize that I really need to get out more (lol!). Here are some of the top places you absolutely NEED to include as part of your Nashville journey!

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