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Just the Juice of a Few Flowers

Just the Juice of a Few Flowers

Allow me to introduce you to Sara and Gerald Murphy, a wealthy couple who befriended many interesting writers and artists of the twentieth century. I'm currently reading a fascinating biography of the Murphys titled, Everybody Was So Young: Gerald and Sara Murphy: A...

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How To Be Elegant in Summer

How To Be Elegant in Summer

In the hot and humid weather, it can be difficult to maintain an elegant look throughout the day. I'm the type of person who really feels the heat. I can't be in the sunshine for too long or I start to melt. I have naturally wavy/curly hair that frizzes up immediately...

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Going to the Gym: Exercise to Exorcise

Going to the Gym: Exercise to Exorcise

It's been about a week since I started going to the gym again, and I look forward to my time on the treadmill and the strengthening machines. During the pandemic lockdown I tried to exercise at home with YouTube videos. I enjoy exercising at home, but it's just not...

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Invest In Yourself

Invest In Yourself

If you find yourself in a place in your life or in your career that feels familiar and stagnant, that lacks excitement, perhaps it’s time to move to the next level. Be willing to invest in yourself and your dreams. I’m not just referring to putting out the money, but...

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The Naturally Scented Home

The Naturally Scented Home

As I lie in bed this morning listening to the birds outside and taking my time to wake up, I breathed in the faint scent of roses from a candle on my bedside table. I hadn't lit it in weeks, but I could smell a hint of fragrance from the wax. I like that my bedroom...

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Are Limiting Beliefs Holding You Back?

Are Limiting Beliefs Holding You Back?

As a Life Coach I help to identify and remove obstacles that are holding you back and keeping you from achieving your goals. In my coaching sessions I have seen many of the same obstacles in people: lack of vision or focus lack of commitment to achieving a goal...

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Live in the Present

Live in the Present

There is a new phenomenon in the modern world that I call "living in your future memories." People are so busy taking pictures of events to look at later that they aren't living in the actual moment. Don't let your life pass by in a series of social media selfies....

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The Importance of Celebrating You

The Importance of Celebrating You

February is the month of love. The most important love of your life is you. Let’s use this month to create a celebration practice, celebrating who you are right now at this moment in time. Celebrate how far you’ve come, no matter what your backstory. Honor the love...

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Italian Bath and Body Products I’m Loving

Italian Bath and Body Products I’m Loving

From time to time I like to share with you products I've been loving. These Italian Bath and Body Products have been helping me cope with winter dry skin. They've become part of my daily and nightly skin care routine. These products are either from Italian companies...

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5 Ideas for Valentine’s Day Activities

5 Ideas for Valentine’s Day Activities

I thought about creating a gift guide for Valentine’s Day, but we all have enough stuff, right?. We probably even have too much stuff. Instead I created a list of 5 ideas for Valentine’s Day activities and gestures to show your love to your partner, parents, children,...

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Fun Brunch Ideas You Can Make at Home

Fun Brunch Ideas You Can Make at Home

One of the things I miss most during these pandemic lockdowns is socializing over food. While I miss restaurants and having supper out, I think I miss diners and cafes most of all. I thought it would be fun to give you some fun brunch ideas you can make at home. When...

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What To Do When You’re Feeling Stuck

What To Do When You’re Feeling Stuck

How many times have you heard someone say they are stuck. Stuck in their job, stuck at a certain weight, stuck in a stagnant relationship, etc. When people say they are feeling stuck, what does that mean? Being stuck is just a thought. That's all. Every time you...

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Bigger Is Not Always Better

Bigger Is Not Always Better

How do businesses begin? Someone has a dream or a necessity and they take action to make it happen. Businesses can be small or large. But bigger is not always better. Your business has to suit your needs and lifestyle. My Family's Business Before I was born my father...

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Your Best Year Ever

Your Best Year Ever

At the turn of the new year, we start thinking about resolutions and creating the best year ever. It’s time for a fresh start. It feels good to start over and leave whatever didn’t work out in the previous year behind us. But how do we make lasting change in our...

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