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August 23, 2013

The Awakening

I have been unable to write for the past few weeks. It's not that I don't want to write. I love writing. It lives within me at all moments of the day. It is like an old friend that will always know my heart, completely. But lately, it has been hard to write. Today I am looking over a number of unpublished blog posts on this site. In each one, I was trying to say…
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May 3, 2013

Love, Loss, and Moving Pictures

I lost someone this week. My dear uncle passed away after a long illness.   Through my sadness I found myself turning to his YouTube channel. Flickering videos of his grandchildren, my wedding, family fun, memories captured in time. He and I shared a love for the movies. And while he preferred the historical Pakistani musical variety and I preferred the equally cheesy 70's American musical variety, it was a passion for movies that we…
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January 27, 2013

8 Awesomely Natural Things You Have to Try

1. Chakra Juice The ancient Indians believed that our vital energies, or Prana, swirl in major pressure points of our body. These 7 points, known as Chakras, include the Crown Chakra, the Third Eye Chakra, the Throat Chakra, the Heart Chakra, the Solar Plexus Chakra, and the Sacral/Root Chakra. They believed if the Prana energy got blocked, then ailments or sicknesses occur. Ways to be cured? Yoga, exercise, healthy eating, and...juice? The latest detox plan…
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June 2, 2012

10 Animal Friendly Products to Buy Right Now

I love when I see a little rabbit on the back of a product. It makes me think about those warm, fuzzy bunnies you see in the springtime. Bunnies A few years ago my husband came upon four baby bunnies under a bush in the back yard. They were obviously lost and scared. He picked them up and brought them inside. I nearly screamed they were so cute. We put them on our bellies and…
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May 8, 2011

How Planning a Wedding Changed Me

This was one of the happiest days of my life. I think I started shaking at about 3 p.m. and from then on it was like I was just walking on clouds. We had been together seven years and in the back of my mind I expected it was coming...someday. Did I expect it would be this day? No. Did I expect it to be that perfect? No. Did I stop shaking? Yes, eventually. And…
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August 2, 2010

I Survived…The Running of the Brides

When I first saw a TV show about the Running of the Brides I thought to myself, that has got to be the coolest event ever. So this past Friday I gathered up my bridesmaids and traveled to Washington, DC to participate in the Running of the Brides at Filene's Basement. Transport yourself to Pamplona, Spain. The streets are filled with people, there is a mixture of sweat, anxiety and anticipation in the air. The…
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