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What Hummus, Planking, and Willy Wonka Have In Common

“What’s that?” I am repeatedly asked on a recent evening, as various family members walked by the kitchen counter and peeked through the glass-lidded pot. “Chickpeas. Garbanzo beans,” I reply, looking up from the couch. I’d never noticed before how universal a confusion response is: one sharp backwards head movement, the snap of a corner mouth […]

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Just A Little Off the Top

  I sat under the drape as her words and hands kept a clipping beat. She spoke of her adult daughter’s unusual and recent hour-long phone call to her father. The young woman had been offered a new job in her field, and was excited that it held nothing but positives: increased pay, decreased commute, […]

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Don’t Let Anything Dull Your Sparkle

Doreen Virtue’s new book is gentle, supportive strength for your sanity. It is a great companion to any and all of her other books, as she offers great love and resources for our health: emotional, physical, and spiritual. This book focuses on recognizing our patterns of when our spirits sparkle and when we feel less […]

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Rejecting Their Reality and Inserting Your Own

I’ve been receiving rejection letters, and I’m thrilled! Okay, so my writing hasn’t been accepted for publication–yet. But you know what? The reality is I’m giddy that I’m now regularly putting it out there! I’ve busted through my block of “not good enough,” by the action of submitting pieces and letting them go. Not some […]

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The Way of the Hammock

“The greatest path to contentment and joy is to relax in the love of your being.” ~Marga Odahowski Creativity is cultivated in the calm, and what a fabulous guide to mindfully creating our calm! Marga Odahowski shares an approach of using design elements to cultivate and sustain serenity. Through the elements of discover, make, and do, […]

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