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Stacy Francis

Stacy Francis


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Recent Posts

Brain Matters

Brain Matters

Until very recently, if you walked into an MD’s office and complained of memory issues, you wouldn’t get much more than a sympathetic look. No actionable testing was available to help and no drugs on…

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Grit and Soul Travel, Verona Italy

Instead of This, Consider That

It should be no surprise to anyone that Paris is consistently one of the most visited cities in the world. With its Eiffel tower, its world class museums, its elegant architecture and outstanding restaurants, the…

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Money Fights Lead to Divorce: Studies Reveal that Arguments about Money are a Primary Cause of Divorce

If you and your mate are fighting about money, it’s important to take the time to compromise on the issues, or you may need to be worried about your relationship. According to a survey by…

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Grit and Soul Career Blog

How to Make Criticism at Work, Work for You.

Hearing criticism at work is hard for many of us. We pride ourselves in working hard and effectively and to have a boss or co-worker criticize our work or how we do our work can…

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Good Fats

Good Fats — Should We Believe The Hype?

Fat’s effect on your health and weight is a confusing topic. Some medical professionals still preach low-fat diets, others say “fats are great – the real culprit is sugar.” Others say, “it depends on the fat.”…

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Stacy Francis Blog

Know Your Worth: Protect Your Personal Finances in Divorce

Divorces are very complicated and can take a huge emotional toll on you. The last thing you need is for your divorce to be a financial disaster, on top of that. One of the biggest…

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Career Blog: Vacation

Vacation – Plan Now So You Can Enjoy Later!

Summertime means vacation time. We all remember those days when we were younger and vacation meant truly getting away from it all. As adults, that can seem like a long lost luxury. In our hectic…

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Two Trips for the Price of One!

If you’re in a rush to get somewhere, you will likely want to take the most direct flight option in your budget. However, if you have the time and the thirst for adventure, then don’t…

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Disability Insurance

My Love Letter to My Family and My Employees – Disability Income Insurance Demystified

I had just dropped my daughter and son off at their elementary school and headed over to a Citi Bike stand to get a little exercise, while commuting to work. I had forgotten my helmet,…

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Apple Cider Vinegar: Can it help or hinder?

The press is full of apple cider vinegar success stories and there are certainly many study supported benefits, but I’ve had quite a few new patients who arrive in my office after reading glowing articles…

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