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Mindy Smoak

Mindy Redburn-Smoak is based in Portland, Oregon. She has worked as a Learning Consultant and Instructional Designer creating corporate training programs for 20 years. She is passionate about sustainable living, family, friends, being a role model for her daughter, travel, giving back to her community, and dogs. She is expanding her journey to include pursuing her dream of writing about things she is passionate about and that can make a difference in the world.

More From Mindy

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    6 Locales Emerging As The New Foodie Centers On The Block

    Want to find alternatives to the traditional foodie scene? Venture out and try these off-the-beaten-path destinations for your next culinary adventures.
    By Mindy Smoak
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    TSA Pre-Check And Global Entry: Are They Worth The Investment?

    As travel is increasing again, discover the benefits and drawbacks of the TSA pre-check and Global Entry programs and decide if either are right for you
    By Mindy Smoak
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    6 Ways To Add Luxe To A Budget Trip

    If you want a vacation that feels indulgent and luxurious but doesn't have the hefty price tag, try these tips for the trip of your dreams.
    By Mindy Smoak
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    5 Ways To Pamper Yourself On A Budget

    Discover fun ways to pamper yourself without breaking the bank. Check out advice from other professional women on how they indulge on a budget.
    By Mindy Smoak
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    4 Reasons Millennials Are Still Quitting Their Jobs

    Reports say resignations are still high and millennials are less responsive to pay increases to keep or take jobs. So, why are they quitting and what can companies do to attract and retain millennials?
    By Mindy Smoak
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    6 Cool Business Ideas for Creatives

    What can you do to turn your creative vision into a thriving business? Here are six cool ideas for your next startup.
    By Mindy Smoak
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    How To Prepare For A Great Next Quarter In Business

    Approaching each quarter as equally important to your business growth will help keep you focused, keep the momentum going, and lead to a more successful journey.
    By Mindy Smoak
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    How To Be An Advocate For Black History Month And Beyond

    Black history is American history, and it is important we all stand up as advocates during this month - here are 5 ways how
    By Mindy Smoak
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    9 Apps To Help Freelancers Manage Their Business Finances

    If you're a freelancer, you'll need all the tools for financial success. Check out nine that will help you track, budget and improve your finances.
    By Mindy Smoak
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    5 Smart Podcasts For Women Founders, By Women Founders

    Add these women-led podcasts to your playlists for entrepreneurial tools, information, resources, and inspiration.
    By Mindy Smoak
  • Review: And Just Like That, We Can't Stay The Same
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    Review: And Just Like That, We Can't Stay The Same

    We can’t stay the same, as Carrie says just a few minutes into 'And Just Like That.' Yet, we want some things to stay the same. That is the paradox of the first two episodes, a paradox that leaves me feeling conflicted.
    By Mindy Smoak
  • 6 Top Women In Sports Who Inspired Us This Year
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    6 Top Women In Sports Who Inspired Us This Year

    These leaders not only excelled athletically but served as inspiration and empowerment for women in all arenas.
    By Mindy Smoak
  • 5 Sustainable And Ethical Online Holiday Markets You Will Love
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    5 Sustainable And Ethical Online Holiday Markets You Will Love

    Now more than ever, sustainability and ethics matter.
    By Mindy Smoak
  • Forget Resolutions - Try A Vision Board Party
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    Forget Resolutions - Try A Vision Board Party

    The most important part of a successful vision board party is that it is useful long after the party.
    By Mindy Smoak
  • 5 Ways To Combat Seasonal Depression
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    5 Ways To Combat Seasonal Depression

    A week before daylight savings time it starts to feel like an edge of dread pressing down.
    By Mindy Smoak
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    5 Games You Need For A Boozy Adult Game Night In

    I am looking to up my adult game playing this holiday season, so I dove into research and found 5 fantastic prospects. They range from physical fun to creative to a little naughty. One thing is for certain, your gatherings will be joyous!
    By Mindy Smoak
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    5 Ways To Make The Most Of Remote Work

    Some people love it. Some people hate it. But remote work is here to stay. Here's how to make the most of the 'extra' time that comes with it
    By Mindy Smoak
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    How To Navigate A Healthy Partnership

    Tired of taking on the household labour and your full-time job? Here's how to have 'the conversation' with your partner.
    By Mindy Smoak
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    How To Make Breast Cancer Awareness Month More Meaningful

    Here are meaningful ways you can contribute to Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
    By Mindy Smoak
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    Getting Rid Of ‘Working Mom Guilt’

    Try these tips for a month and do away with working mom guilt.
    By Mindy Smoak
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