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The Birthday Curmudgeon

Birthday Curmudgeon

Once upon a time there was a blogger who loved birthdays, presents, and celebrations then somewhere in her thirties. She became a Curmudgeon! That’s right a birthday curmudgeon! I blame it on turning thirty and then my body had the nerve to keep getting older. I know there is so […]

The Meditative Healing of Zentangle

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Karen Sandoval wears many hats as a grandmother, traveler, photographer, and zentangler. She shares with us her story of zentangling and how it has become a meditative influence in her life. Darcie asked me to write a guest blog post about what Zentangle means to me and I hesitated at […]

Finding Paradise

Dreams (2)

It was over ten years ago we went to Varadero with the joy of vacation. We scraped together enough money to stay at three star hotel to rejuvenate in  the warmth of the Cuban sun. It was heaven! We were blessed to have our parents split a week of watching […]

Moving On Up!

Moving on Up! (2)

 Jarrod Champagne reminisces about his move  from Louisiana and the new beginnings that were a waiting for him in Virginia.  “Well, I guess that’s about it,” I said examining the back of the truck. “Yep,” replied my buddy, as he and his brother stared at the truck. It was a […]

Snail Mail My Heart

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Jenn Sutkowski  is a freelance writer on the creative path to writing her first book. She shares with us her story of the timeless bond between a father and daughter.  It is a reminder that time and memory is a precious gift to be cherished with the loved ones who […]

Waking Up and Being Present

Being Present

As I drove my youngest home from another sports practice my mind wandered with thoughts of to-do lists, meal plans, and weekly schedules. I was not in the present moment  as my mind raced with a million things to do.  In fact, I  have no idea what knocked me out […]

The Nourishment of a Nap

Nap! It's made of Dreams!

Napping is a glorious luxury! It is priceless item that you can have for yourself at the low bargain basement cost of time. The rare gem of napping is an item sought after by many especially during a busy work week. Of course, It never happens! I reach my breaking […]

The Joy of a Full Plate

the joy of a full plate

Over the Thanksgiving Holiday  I cooked and baked in the kitchen preparing my favorite meal of the year. I took delight in the smells of summer savory from the roasting turkey, the hint cinnamon coming from the cranberry sauce simmering over the oven, and the subtle scent of chocolate turtle […]

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