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This is an open letter to all the old classmates, neighborhood kids, etc.. If any of you are reading my blog, you know who you are, and if your cheeks are burning a bit, well, I am not sorry. In today’s fragile world, where bullying is rampant, and there are zero tolerance laws, I want to say a few things to all of you. And btw, I'm not angry, you can't hurt me anymore. I do think this should serve as a PSA, so sharing a simple message with your own kids might be in order. Let me begin, for my peeps, by saying that I wasn't always that cool, aloof, goth/hippie girl. I used to want the same things that you wanted, what made you feel happy, to belong. But I was different. I was smart, creative, short (can’t help genetics back then) and I came from a single parent household. Oh, I know that in the 21st century that’s no biggie, but back in the 1970’s, it was a thing, a stigma. So I wore my life like a tattoo of shame without understanding why. By the time I understood, I had convinced myself that I no longer…

Dreaming of Me

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I have a strange recurring dream. It’s been going on since I was a child. In the dream, I am me, but I cannot see myself, only what I can view through my eyes. I am running through white space, which becomes a desert, and suddenly I realize that someone is holding my hand, pulling…
Categories: Awareness
Tags: Awareness, Dreams, Self Care, Self Confidence, Strength

5 Ways Nature Boosts Your Brain

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It’s official. Our brains don’t need expensive vitamins or popular superfood smoothies to stay healthy. The proof is in the pudding, well, ok, some new scientific research, which by spending some time in nature, you can benefit BIG TIME. Lots of natural environments are covered, from parks and farms to beaches, wilderness trails, and even…
Categories: Awareness
Tags: De-stress, Exercise, Health, Healthy Habits, Inspiration, Motivation, Nature, Self Care, Wellness

5 Ways to Love Yourself

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We are all a bit quirky. Yes, every one of us. So what’s wrong with that? The truth is that many of us see these beautiful, amazing unique qualities as flaws, and we just don’t fit the jigsaw puzzle of society. Let’s face it, we all tend to zoom in and focus on our imperfections,…
Categories: Motivational / Inspirational
Tags: Auhentic, Confident, Happy, Inner Strength, Inspired, Self Love, Strong

Find Your Unique Strengths

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So I’ve been taking a career seminar and working with a coach. It’s all about self-sustenance and the fact that the kids are grown. And while I thought I knew the direction I was headed, it turns out that I was wrong. Life keeps on moving, times change, and even if I evolve, I still…
Categories: Awareness, Motivational / Inspirational
Tags: Awareness, Happiness, Motivation, Self Care, Self Improvement, Strength, Success

The Birthday Post

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Yesterday was my birthday. It made me think about a lot of things. First of all – where am I and what the heck am I doing with my life? Secondly, How can I make the most of my life? And third – which of my kooky friends am I planning to celebrate with, even…
Categories: Awareness, Journal / Gripes
Tags: Birthday, Happy, Inspiration, Musings

Passover: The Spring Cleaning Holiday

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Tomorrow night marks the first night of Passover. It is a celebration of freedom, salvation, and liberation. If you overeat of the matzah, it becomes a holiday of constipation. It signifies the last supper, and millions of people around the world will be sitting around their tables with the story of the exodus before them.…
Categories: Holidays
Tags: Declutter, Holidays, Mindful, Passover, Traditiona

5 Ways to Focus on Happiness

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It’s late. I didn’t have a post for this morning, and I am writing this over coffee while listening to the grandfather clock chime and my birds squeaking. They are waiting to get up, but I’m busy. Yes, that’s it – caffeinating and writing about….yeah, so that’s it. Tapped out and then suddenly, a ray…
Categories: Awareness, Motivational / Inspirational
Tags: Acceptance, Happiness, Inspiration, Mindful, Motivation

Why Life is Boring

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“The only rule is don’t be boring and dress cute wherever you go. Life is too short to blend in.”                                                                      …
Categories: Awareness, Journal / Gripes
Tags: Attitude, Better Life, Boring, Habits, Happiness, Life, Motivate

Five to Stop the Freak Out

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It’s Monday (or Tuesday – pick a day, any day). You realize that you just left the house with two different shoes and yesterday’s trousers. Maybe there are a dozen empty and sad coffee mugs on your desk. Perhaps your blouse is wearing breakfast. Let’s face it – you are wiped. Burned out, cooked, however,…
Categories: Awareness, Work/Life Balance
Tags: Habits, Organize, Overwhelm, Prioritize, Tips, Work

No Doubt

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“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” -Sylvia Plath  I have lived my life with a challenging contradiction for as long as I can remember. I freely admit that I am a dreamer, a romantic and a hopeless idealist. All of has filled my life with a passion for my endeavors, and supremely high levels…
Categories: Awareness, Motivational / Inspirational
Tags: Awareness, Creativity, Habits, Motivation, Self Care, Self-doubt