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Stop Putting Your Kids First

Stop Putting Your Kids First


Posted By on Apr 6, 2015

Traveling the world and living abroad gives you some perspective on yourself in the context of community. The American culture, its very fabric, is woven with a strong value for individualism. It’s about winning and personal achievement not the greater good and the best for the future of society. That’s great for economies and making money but what does that do for our communities? When we put ourselves before the good of...

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Got mommy issues? Forget them today.

Got mommy issues? Forget them today.


Posted By on Mar 8, 2015

I wrote this on International Women’s Day. Sadly, for me, it was also the 7th day I had been in the hospital with my mom, five of which were spent in the ICU.  She’s a strong, 64 year-old woman, and her sudden sickness took all of us by surprise. She was taking care of me, my sister and my son, we were in bed with a terrible flu and she then caught it. The difference between her and us is that she is a diabetic and has...

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Mindful Fashion


Posted By on Dec 15, 2014

Mindfulness is an ancient practice of being aware, of living the moment fully. Kaballah and Buddhism have several techniques to teach ways to fully experience the moment. These techniques are thought to be the secret to living life to the fullest and happiness. No matter what you’re doing even something as simple as eating you can be mindful. Feeling each bite, chew and swallow instead of thinking about what you have to do after...

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You have asked, “Is there a way to have a cheap, elegant, green beach wedding ?” I have your answer. I worked as a wedding planner aboard cruise ships and other exotic destinations so simplicity with impact is a vital mix for a successful event. A few years ago we decided to celebrate a 10-year vow renewal on our anniversary. Our first wedding was small so beating that budget was going to be a challenge. Also, after living...

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The Problem With Piet

The Problem With Piet


Posted By on Nov 24, 2014

This past weekend I attended the local Dutch festivities welcoming Sinterklaas into town. He’s not really like the Santa Claus we know in the United States, he’s more of a Catholic bishop, a Saint dressed in a completely different manner. His beard is longer and so is his hair. What stands out most and makes him so unique is not anything he is or he wears but his “helpers”. I will try to describe Zwarte Piet,...

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I get tons of requests for this recipe. I am all about natural remedies but I need them to be effective. In our family it has cured every type of cough. So let’s get to it. What you’ll need. Half a purple onion Juice of six limes (or lemons) 8oz of raw honey Peel the onion, chop it into pieces and liquefy (blender) it with the juice of six lemons, you can leave some of the lemon pulp if you prefer. Add the raw honey and...

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