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Mindset, Personal Growth, Forgiveness, Self-Care, Health and Fitness, Giving, Aging Gracefully, Beauty

The Alchemy of Adversity - What Does Grief Have to Do with It?

The Alchemy of Adversity – What Does Grief Have to Do with It?

The Alchemy of Adversity. What does that mean? Well first, alchemy. Alchemy is the medieval precursor of modern-day chemistry, based on a very early and rudimentary understanding about chemical processes and transformation of matter. It was concerned particularly with attempts to change other metals into gold. The idea was that if they could melt off …

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The Blame and Shame Culture of Good Vibrations and Positive

The Blame and Shame Culture of Good Vibrations and Positive Thoughts

Reader Question: (Referencing Your Baggage is the Gateway to Your Superpower) one thing I question is your statement about energy being neither good nor bad. Is energy in your mind different than vibration? In Law of Attraction they’re all about keeping your vibrational energy high. Which makes me assume they’re saying energy can be positive or …

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Blessed Are the Sandpaper People….Loving the People Who Annoy Us

You know who they are. They excel at rubbing us the wrong way. They couldn’t be more irritating if they tried. Who knows? Maybe they do try. They’re awfully damn good at being irritating. Surely, being that good at something takes deliberate practice. They’re like human mosquitoes. What purpose could they possibly serve other than …

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why anger,fear, hurt, and judgment blur our vision

You Cannot See Clearly Through Boiling Water – Why Anger, Hurt, Fear, and Judgment Blur Our Vision

There is a sense of lostness that accompanies anger, hurt, fear, or judgment. You feel lost in the world, isolated by your own feelings. You feel lost in yourself, trapped by your own feelings. The deep dark woods of lostness feel full of sharp objects, dangerous ledges, and threatening spectres that only make the feelings …

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almost famous marinara sauce (recipe included)

Almost-Famous Marinara Sauce – Good for the Body and Soul (Recipe Included)

The calendar may say April, but the weather is once again chilly, rainy, and utterly dreary. It feels more like Day 97 of January than mid-spring. And that makes it the perfect day for some serious comfort food like my Almost-Famous Marinara Sauce. The recipe has evolved over decades of cooking. It began with my …

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the yes diet - how to stop saying yes when we want to say no

The YES Diet – How to Stop Saying YES When You Want to Say NO

It’s that time of year again. The internet is full of people making resolutions, posting their Word of the Year, and committing to saying YES more often. Me? I’ve decided to go in the opposite direction and declare January the launch of my YES Diet. A while back, I heard the term YES Diet used, …

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Understanding Ho'oponopono - the Ancient Hawaiian Art of Forgiveness

Understanding Ho’oponopono – the Ancient Hawaiian Art of Forgiveness

Ho’oponopono came on my radar around 2008. It was time for another deep dive into self-healing and I sensed that forgiveness related to men and dating would play a significant role. Trouble was, I couldn’t quite figure out where the forgiveness fit in. I had been divorced for about 10 years and had forgiven my …

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7 Secrets to Success in Anything or How to Be Happy in 7 Simple Steps

This post can only begin with a confession. Two confessions, actually. Confession # 1 –  This little gem is paraphrased from an article in Southern Living magazine. Mom became a subscriber when the magazine launched in 1966 and I’m still a dedicated reader, trusting its recipes for food, design, and life. The magazine lives on my …

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Need a Little Help Getting to Sleep? Sip this Delicious ZZZ Powerhouse

Need a Little Help Getting to Sleep? Sip this Delicious ZZZ Powerhouse (Recipe Included)

Starting around age 40, I began having trouble getting to sleep. That had NEVER happened before, and I might have even been called the Sleeping Queen back in the day.  I once even slept though a minor kitchen fire in my parent’s home.  I was a teenager. I rest my case. But with getting older, …

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CCF Tea - The Three-Seed Blend that Promotes Healthy Digestion

CCF Tea – The Three-Seed Blend that Promotes Healthy Digestion (Recipe Included)

If you’ve never heard of CCF Tea, let me make the introduction. CCF Tea is brewed from a three-seed blend that promotes healthy digestion and helps heal your gut. The soothing blend acts as a mild diuretic and helps reduce bloating and inflammation. As a bonus, helping with these issues can also promote weight lost …

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