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tHRIVE wellbeing FINaNcEs gEt tHE RaIsE Asking For a raise is no small matter. Get your game face on with salary negotiating tips from Connie Kilmark, a Madison-area financial counselor and consultant. �Use documented examples and references of where you have exceeded expectations or worked hard to achieve a goal. DIEt �Practice presenting your case FLax: superhero seeds boasting essential fatty acids, lignans (a plant estrogen with antioxidant qualities) and fiber, flax can potentially reduce the risk for cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes (and boost your regularity). not bad for a tiny seed! here's how to get it into your diet: Flax contains a hearty dose of fiber, so add it slowly—just a few teaspoons a day until you work up to the 1 to 2 tablespoons daily, the generally recommended dose. otherwise you may experience cramping, bloating and a "laxative effect." Buy whole flax seed to take advantage of the long shelf life (store airtight in a cool, dark place for up to a year). But because whole seeds can be digested before they're absorbed, it's best to grind the seeds before consuming. sprinkle ground flax on cereal, cottage cheese or yogurt. Use as an egg or flour substitute— the soluble fiber adds a similar structure as eggs—or just add to the mix in baked goods like muffins and breads. –Emily Leas with someone who will give you feedback. � Know your audience and think about the situation from their perspective. � Don't get caught bluffing! If using an ultimatum (i.e., another job offer), make sure it's credible. –Emily Leas MADISON CENTER Get STARTED Today! DEGREES OFFERED » Accounting » Business Management » Criminal Justice Management » Health Care Management » Human Resource Management » Liberal Arts » Theology » MBA (13 Concentrations) » Graduate Teacher Certification 2909 Landmark Place, Suite 101 608.277.7900 28 brava magazine | september 2013 GET STARTED NIGHT WED. OCT. 30TH 6-7PM » Accelerated Format » Transfer Up to 80 Credits » Bachelor's, Graduate, & Associate Degrees For more information visit:

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