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Life, confusions, and clarity. It’s simple, but not easy.
You live out the confusions until they become clear. ~ Anaïs Nin Have you ever found yourself in an unfamiliar
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When the level of gratitude is over the top
There’s an old movie starring Joanne Woodward called “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds” based on the Pulitzer
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What’s your definition of success?
Let’s say you’ve been working on a project. It’s been a long road, but you’ve kept your head down and
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The finish line and other wondrous moments
Well, of course my big news this week is that my book is published. Actually published. Yes, self-published, or as
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Why it’s important to celebrate milestone accomplishments
Over lunch the other day, my husband asked, as he often does, about where I am in the process of
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Wayside altars in Italy
One of the things that stood out on my recent trip to Italy is the Catholic influence in culture. Catholicism
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Riposo (a time for afternoon rest) is a serious Italian tradition
Italian riposo is a time of day when towns look deserted. Anywhere between the hours of noon and 4 pm,
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How a simple expression of love turned a bad day around
Everyone has a bad day sometimes. Not the worst kind where something major happens that turns your life upside down.
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Waiting for “someday” puts dreams out of reach
I had wanted to visit Italy for a long time, to marvel at The Coliseum and The Sistine Chapel in
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Have a vision of what you want even if it doesn’t seem possible
Vision: An imagined idea or a goal to which one aspires. You may have heard the news a few weeks
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