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January 31, 2013

Ode to Lola, the Cutest Dog Ever to Capture My Heart

An Ode to the Faces She Makes I didn't think dogs could really smile until I met Lola. While I grew up with dogs and I remember them having distinct expressions, I don't remember them grinning from ear to ear, or rolling their eyes at me, or looking really goofy and weird. Lola has the most hilarious expressions! She is forever keeping it real (and keeping me chuckling). Here are just  a few of her…
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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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January 25, 2013

Daily Mantra: Giving Love and Getting Love

Give love, get love. Date: January 25, 2013 Daily Mantra: Today I will give nothing but love to the Universe. Munching On: Cashew Nuts Listening To: You Get What You Give -- Free Radicals Key Lyrics: But when the night is falling And you cannot find the light If you feel your dream is dying Hold tight You've got the music in you Don't let go You've got the music in you One dance left…
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January 8, 2013

Buy This Book

Recently, I had the wonderful opportunity to have a poem I wrote published in an anthology of poetry. The book, Poems of Loss and Survival, is edited by Jacqueline Rose and features a collection of poems on loss. Loss is such a powerful emotion. One that truly makes us human. I'm honored to be able to write on this topic and to add my work to a book that can help bring healing and peace…
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January 6, 2013

The Final Excuse

I'm going to tell you something and it might sound harsh. But you want the truth, don't you? Stop making excuses. You know what I mean. We all make excuses: Excuses for our behavior. Excuses for our stagnation. Excuses for our addictions. Excuses for our unhealthy eating habits. Excuses for our failures. But real growth comes from within. And the only way to change is to face our fears head on. Dig deep and find…
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January 1, 2013

40 Thing I Learned in 2012

40. If you don't like something, change it. 39. Never let anyone take away your wings. 38. No matter how dark the tunnel is, always remember there is a light at the end of it. 37. Keep your feet on the ground, even if your head is in the clouds. 36. Just breathe. 35. Crying is the best medicine sometimes. 34. Your body is a temple. Love it, respect it, cherish it. 33. Never be…
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