bench photo image source: Copper Beach Institute

On Awaken Everyday

I’m so delighted to contribute an essay to Copper Beach Institute's Awaken Everyday blog, a great site for mindfulness and "real life wisdom for living a life of calm, compassion, and true happiness." My most recent piece about The Gift of Mindfulness was just published.  I...

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"It is a happy talent to know how to play" Ralph Waldo Emerson

Press Play

Looking ahead, I wish you much peace, love, and happiness. The secret of life is to live in the open spaces of the heart. As the seasons change, we change too. Our needs and wants change like the currents of the ocean and the wind...

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Books to Read

Great Gift Ideas

Looking for some good gifts to give? Check out this updated list for the book, body, and soul lovers in your life. Top gifts for the book lover: For the book lovers, there is a book light, a Kindle or Nook, an e-reader stand, a gift card and...

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Are you the same person you were in high school?

The Reunion to Coming Home

Are you headed back to your hometown for the holidays? One whiff of pecan pie, some turkey, or the sight of your old high school is all it takes to bring you right back to your old stomping grounds. Before you know it, you might...

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgia

"For this challenge, show us what nostalgia means to you -- perhaps a moment or scene that makes you feel wistful, happy, sad, or somehow longing for the past. It might be with friends, family, or by yourself -- anywhere, anytime of year." Nostalgia By Lori Pelikan...

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