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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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A Letter to the Author of Kissing Fish

A Letter to the Author of Kissing Fish


Posted By on Oct 29, 2014

For a very long time I felt I was alone in my feelings, thoughts and studies of scripture — labeled a rebel, rejected. I went through my atheist phase, I was angry at God first and decided he/she didn’t exist at all. As I healed that part of me and realized with my heart, spirit and mind that it was just my pain speaking, I became agnostic. I held on to all the love of science and philosophy from that phase. I redirected...

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Why I Moved to Europe


Posted By on Apr 8, 2014

This is a post I’ve been writing for over four years. It’s probably going to be VERY long, maybe it will take several posts but here’s the story — in short. Back in 2008 my husband and I began considering moving to Europe. We had made a few trips there, Spain, Italy and France. Upon returning from one trip he said, “Do you realize we spend 50 weeks out of the year looking forward to enjoying only two? Is this going to be our life,...

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