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Mothers Make Miracles!

The birth of a child is the most miraculous event to ever take place. I cannot imagine anything more meaningful, symbolic, painful yet magical. The miracle of life. I always celebrate my children’s birthdays as the days I became a mother. Like Mother’s Day, it’s nice to have established dates to commemorate special experiences and …

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Keeping My Vegan Child Healthy

Right before Christmastime, my girls were learning about Jane Goodall and talking about their love for animals. Elyssa, my youngest, kept asking questions about where meat, eggs and milk came from. My honest yet careful answers still disturbed her. Many say “I don’t eat anything with a face”; at that moment, my daughter’s vowed to ” …

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How To Stay Forever Young

Throughout my life, I’ve seen, heard and read numerous stories about characters obsessing about a “Fountain Of Youth”.  Plastic surgery, hair dye, botox, and special creams are advertised everywhere online and offline to rejuvenate you, take years off your face, neck, hands,  you name it…and don’t get me started on “prevention techniques”. There are ways …

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“With The End In Mind”

I grew up in a small valley where we only had access to one radio station (Radio Ocoa) and no newspaper. Every day, around noon or so, they would announce the town obituaries and I used to be fascinated by them. I started to write my obituary/eulogy wherever I could – on the back page of …

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The Joy Of Frog Eating

While we may not incorporate frogs into our menus, we all procrastinate.  Yes… /procrastination/ “putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time“, mainly because of Fear, Overwhelm, Perfectionism, or an interesting combination of two or all three of these factors. I am a recovered perfectionist. In 2002, my best friend introduced me to the ultimate procrastination-fighting …

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Turning Obstacles Into Blessings

Someone does something unpleasant, a situation is difficult, an event is painful… we all have moments when we feel defeated, betrayed, discouraged, disappointed and “when it rains it pours!” Whether we acknowledge it or not, all challenges are meant to be opportunities to learn, grow, expand. Asking the right questions can help us find the …

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