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February 27, 2013

Oh The People You’ll Meet

I met a buddhist monk on the streets of Auckland. He followed me around the town, talking to me about his spiritual path. He spoke about his life, celibacy, and devotion to God. When he left he handed me a book on Buddhism. I still have it to this day. I met a hippie on an airplane to California. She was a wandering soul; a traveler. We were randomly assigned our seats. She smelled of…
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February 23, 2013

Guest Post: The World of Imagination

This past week I had the wonderful opportunity to guest blog for my friend and poetic blogger-extraordinaire, Christy Birmingham at www.poeticparfait.com. I was inspired to write this after thinking about who I am and where I have come from. Hope you enjoy! And check out Christy's great blog too: www.poeticparfait.com
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February 22, 2013

She Walked In

She walked in, Without no shoes. Her bare feet covered in mud. She walked in, With her heart on her sleeve. Defenseless and ready and raw. And the patrons they turned, With their drinks in the air, And their jaws barely hitting the floor. "Did she really walk in, Clearly looking like that? I mean, where does she think she is?" She walked in, Without no shoes, To step right out of the rain. She…
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February 18, 2013

The Simple Law of Attraction

When I was in high school I was fascinated by chemistry. Strange coming from a literary geek, I know. But what greater story is there to write than the story of our bodies? Or how the universe works? Lately I have been thinking back to those high school days. Days when I was trying to wrap my mind around the laws of physics and memorize the periodic table of elements. Eek! I would always think,…
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February 10, 2013

The Ultimate Ingredient List For Happiness

What You'll Need - An open heart - Faith - A sense of humor - Sunblock Ingredients - 1/2 a cup of self worth - 2 tablespoons imagination - 1 whole can of laughter - 3 cups appreciation - 1 great sense of adventure - 1/3 cup of fairy dust - 2 hours of sunshine - 1 big hug - 5 great friends - 1 hour of exercise (preferably outside or yoga) - 1 happy…
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February 7, 2013

Alone on a Beautiful Beach

Today I sat on the beach and thought about my life. Just me. The waves crashing on the shore. The occasional sea gull. And my thoughts. Too often I let my thoughts and feelings get skewed by the people around me. If they are happy, I am happy. If they are afraid, I am afraid. If they are angry, I am angry. But this is my life. And these are my thoughts. And these are…
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February 3, 2013

5 Must-Have Tips for Your Small Business

1. An Active Social Media Following We live in a world where you can directly communicate with your customers...for free! What better way to find out how to better your business or what your current customers love about you? Too often I hear small business owners say, "oh I never go on Twitter." Why? It's a great resource! If you are not actively on Twitter, Facebook, Yelp, and Foursquare you are really missing out. Need…
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February 2, 2013

To Laughing, To Crying, To Friends

friends There's nothing like the feeling you get when you are around your true friends.  This weekend my friend Allie has been visiting with me from out of state and it is funny how much I didn't know I missed her until we were side by side. She is quite a few years younger than me but it feels like we are kindred spirits. From the first time I met her, we just instantly clicked.…
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February 1, 2013

Breaking the Rules

I have a confession to make: I like to break rules. If there is a barrier I like to test it. I'm a little bit of an anarchist. And I secretly relish in stirring up a rebellion. The truth is: some rules are stupid. Don't get me wrong, for the most part I am a well-kept, law-abiding citizen. But every now and then, when I come across a rule that I think is totally unfair,…
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