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March 14, 2014

To Eating and Living Consciously

My friend, Dhru Purohit, and I have two things in common: we both grew up in Kenya and we both enjoy fresh, real food. I guess when you grow up in a beautiful country like Kenya, it's hard to not love that which is fresh and pure. As a child, I still remember walking the dusty streets of Nairobi to the market or the butchers; handing over Shillings in exchange for roasted corn with chili…
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March 4, 2014

The Goddess Within: A Talk with Deinah M. Khakasa

I met Deinah when we were both students in high school. On the dusty school yard in Nairobi, Kenya, we would often talk and laugh together. But unlike some of my other friends, we seemed to connect on a deeper, spiritual level. I always enjoy meeting people that seem to live on a higher plane, and Deinah is most definitely one of those people. She shares her insights with others and is on a mission to…
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December 1, 2013

On Parting the Red Sea

Today I was speaking to my father on the telephone and we were having a conversation about God. Over the past few weeks, I have had a strong spiritual calling that I can't explain. Every time I try to turn to writing or my blog to explain the phenomena that have surrounded me, and the feelings that I have felt, it is like my heart is too full and the words just don't form. I'm…
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November 6, 2013

On Butterfly Wings

This is my aunt Shade. I called her Shade Pupho. She was my father's sister. The one with the big heart and the infectious laugh. This weekend she lost her battle with cancer, a disease that stole her body but could never steal her beautiful soul. The day before she died, I visited Butterfly World. I had been sick for over a week with an ongoing cold and my head was still pounding, but as…
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October 4, 2013

When I’m 94: Secrets to Living a Long and Healthy Life

Paul, John, Ringo, and George sang, "will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm 64?" but nowadays people are living to be 94, 98, 102 years of age. We know this is partially thanks to the powers of modern medicine, but what does it really take to live to be in your 90's? Mom-mom on her 90th birthday. A few years ago, my husband and I lived with his grandmother for…
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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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An Ode to My Roots

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I am walking through a field of dragonflies. The hum of cicadas lingers in the air. Today I am spending my lunch break here, with my heels digging into the dirt. It doesn’t smell particularly nice and it’s hot, but I know this is exactly where I need to be in this moment in time. A wise woman told me this weekend that I need to spend time building my roots. She said I am…

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July 23, 2013

Happy, Happy, Happy: the Key to Finding Your Spiritual Path

Happiness You have arrived on this page because you seek happiness. I have a secret for you... You already are. Your happiness and your spiritual path have already been paved. You may have walked down that very path before. You may have already caught a glimpse of the path.You just didn't know it. Task: Remember I want you to think back to a time in your life when you were so, so, so very happy that…
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June 18, 2013

13 Things I’ve Learned From Living in Florida

I can't believe that it was 10 months ago that I packed up all my belongings and shoved them into the back of my Mitsubishi. We left Delaware in the middle of the night, bound for sunny skies and palm trees. We didn't know what the future held, but there was excitement mixed in with the tears. And now here I am, sitting with a cold drink as the hot Florida sun beats down. 10…
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June 13, 2013

12 Mantras to Brighten Your Day

Sometimes, when the day is rough, all you need is a great mantra to repeat to brighten your mood. Here are some of my favorites: (Tip: the elephant one is the Hindu God, Ganesh. He is known as the remover of obstacles. If you are going through something tough, repeat this mantra throughout the day and for several days).
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