I Was Born under a Wandering Star!

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| By Heidi Summers | The artist/seeker/inquisitive person in me thrives on seeing new places, new faces, and immersing myself in unfamiliar cultures. I am a wanderlusting globetrotter!

 

Changing Old Behavior Patterns

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| By Rev. Louisa Dyer | For the third time in five years I found myself devastated – emotionally, financially, and spiritually – from trusting someone who proved to be untrustworthy. I’ll spare you the sordid specifics of betrayal, and …

 

Caretaking the Caregiver

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| By Kristine Madera | “Caregiving often calls us to lean into love we didn’t know possible.” – Tia Walker

 

Book Review: “Nothing Vanishes: Memoir of a Life Transformed” by Karen Lauritzen

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Sweet Woods Garden, a familial cemetery, graces the top of a gentle slope on Karen Lauritzen’s property in Transylvania County. At his request, she buried Henry, her husband of twenty-two years there, and then, over the next ten years, her …

 

Food For Thought: What Does Passion Look Like? Roses for Your Valentine!

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Valentine’s Day is right up there on my list of favorites because it’s about gratitude for the people in my life, love (passion), and often food (or at least dessert). I have similar feelings about Thanksgiving. Did you know that …

 

Mindfully Yours: Birth Day, Death Day

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“Pulled from the womb she imitates that mythic kick from some god’s head. She roars, and we are conquered. Her legs, set free, combat the air. Naked warrior: she is our own. Entire empires are overthrown.” ~ from “Birth Day,” …

 

Empowering Women: Fifteen Minutes of Fame

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| By Jeanne Crane | “Indeed wretched the man who fame makes his misfortunes famous.” –Lucius Accius

 

Women Making Music: The Moon And You – Newlyweds Making Music Together The Old Fashioned Way

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Theirs is music you can prance around the house to, lay in someone’s loving arms to, drive down the country road with or take on a road trip and listen to. Their harmonies soar or zoom; natural and instinctive. Melodies …

 

Five New Year’s Resolutions It’s Not Too Late to Consider

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| By Meridith Elliott Powell | Okay, I admit it; I am among the small group of hopelessly optimistic people who love New Year’s Resolutions. I love the idea of taking the time to recommit, refocus, and vow to do …

 

Women, Spirit & Money: 5 Simple Steps to Find Expertise and Resources, Fast

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The struggle to solve a problem can be frustrating, particularly when on deadline. Here’s how columnist Sherri McLendon gets the answers she needs, fast, so she can move forward decisively.