Resist, Persist, Insist: U2’s 2017 Concert Tour Honors HERoic Women
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Resist, Persist, Insist: U2’s 2017 Concert Tour Honors HERoic Women

The 2017 U2 Joshua Tree concert tour was the most powerful concert experience I have ever had, jam packed with thought provoking imagery and deep meaning, including a heavy tipping of the hat to the strength and unfathomable hope of some truly amazing women. Read about it here on my Teardrop Adventures blog: Reach Out … Continue reading

Human Kindness: Debut of my story in Chicken Soup for the Soul
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Human Kindness: Debut of my story in Chicken Soup for the Soul

Human kindness is that certain essential something that surprises us in the darkest of moments. When the chips are down, when we’ve convinced ourselves we are alone in the world, somebody appears from nowhere and proves us wrong. Someone comes along when we least expect it and shines on us a light so bright that … Continue reading

Yoga Can Make You Cry, If You’re Lucky
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Yoga Can Make You Cry, If You’re Lucky

Have you ever had one of those rare ah-hah moments—the kind that crystallize your positive thinking and self-awareness so much that you have no choice but to fully submit to its purity and power? I was fortunate today to have such a moment, one that brought me to tears. It felt as though a tsunami … Continue reading

Lessons from the Rose Garden__1: Growing Under Pressure
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Lessons from the Rose Garden__1: Growing Under Pressure

  Alas, the beautiful flowering rose bushes that captured our hearts at the garden center last week have turned to crunchy critters within a week of bringing them home, courtesy of unseasonable 100-degree temps here in Arizona. The roses are in new soil and a new environment, which is tough enough on its own. Add … Continue reading

Still Learning Wise and Wonderful Lessons From Mom
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Still Learning Wise and Wonderful Lessons From Mom

Just when I suppose I’ve learned all I can from my mom, she says something simple that shines a light on my periodic limited thinking–the kind of thinking that is self-centered or petty. I’ll never know whether she does it on purpose (meant as a passive, gentle guiding nudge) or whether it’s my own evolving, … Continue reading

Saint Patrick and the Serendipitous Serpentine Writing Desk
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Saint Patrick and the Serendipitous Serpentine Writing Desk

“My tings . . . my TINGS!” an overly emotional Maureen O’Hara exclaimed to a frustrated John Wayne in the classic movie The Quiet Man. Filmed in breathtakingly beautiful Ireland, it is by far my favorite movie to watch not only around Saint Patrick’s Day but anytime of year. In the movie, the characters names … Continue reading

Make Good Choices. Be Grateful. Be Happy.
Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Gratitude / Love

Make Good Choices. Be Grateful. Be Happy.

A brand new year and with it a chance to “make good choices, make good friends.” Choose to be happy by choosing to be grateful. Here’s wishing you every good fortune this year, whether that be good health, improved finances, or increased gratitude–whatever it is that speaks to your daily needs and your heart’s desires. … Continue reading