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December 30, 2017

As I write this title my initial impression is that it seems pretty obvious. By learning we gain knowledge, experience and understanding. We grow as people. But it’s so much more than that! As we grow we impact other people, and the world, too. We grow as families. As...

November 5, 2017

Many  people believe that we are happiest when we have relationships with those who understand us and share our experiences. We generally find these relationships more satisfying. These kindred spirits share our values, common assumptions and a similar world view or ph...

September 23, 2017

Each one of us is on our own personal journey through life. There are many small journeys too, each one leading to the next as we come to each fork in the road. With every decision we learn, grow and advance one step at a time. What parts or your life bring you back “h...

September 4, 2017

What inspires you? Why? How do you feel when you are inspired? Inspiration comes in many forms from ideas, nature’s beauty, exciting actions of other people, spiritual symbols or experiences, notions of desires for a better world, to name just a few. We become exited a...

August 7, 2017

Why even bother with a happy place? Because it’s happy! Life can get so serious. And busy. And sometimes not-so-happy. Having a happy place (or several) helps us stay in balance, and keep in mind the things and places that bring us joy. Happy places remind us of what i...

July 23, 2017

I don’t know about you, but there are times I really like my comfort zone. It has routine, predictability and… well… it’s comfortable! That is, until it becomes like autopilot. Over the last ten years or so I have learned the importance of experiencing some “discomfort...

June 13, 2017

Farmers markets offer an exciting array of ways to add joy to our lives. From the healthy, fresh and delicious produce to connecting with our community, the experience not only benefits us, but the local farmers as well. When I have that craving for wholesome nutrition...

June 6, 2017

When thinking of a blog topic idea for the letter “E”, essential oils came to mind right away because I am so grateful for them. I have been using essential oils for over 17 years, but within the last year my reasons for using them have changed, and my frequency of use...