Category Archives: Inspiration

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Choose Your Own Adventure

Did you see the moon the weekend of November 13-14?! It was a larger than average “supermoon” and the closest full moon in 68 years, as well as the largest full moon in 86 years. Complete goose bumps! There will be another supermoon again on December 14, but not as large as the one a… Read More


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Your Home

Writing my poem Your Home was probably one of the most profound, yet most delightful things I could possibly write about. An exception would be when I write about the beautiful people in my life, but then again, it’s the people that make a home and the peacefulness it brings you. Your home is a… Read More


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Lead With Your he(ART)

Post election results are stirring up deep emotions, strong feelings and large protests in certain parts of the country. Such a close, hard-fought race. There are many disappointed Americans who were counting on a different result. It’s understandable. Unwillingness to accept election results is a real thing. I think it’ll take a long time to… Read More


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Lacelit Interview

I am honored and delighted to be featured in this Lacelit interview with Kimberly Taylor-Pestell! Thank you Kimberly for featuring me, Sage Words and Gluten Free Sage on your beautiful blog. Photo Courtesy: Deb Tracey Photography Her 3-way interview talks about the meaningful collaboration between Kimberly, Kristen and me, as well as the creative process… Read More


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Attitude and Effort

Last week when I was on one of my afternoon walks, I saw a peacock. For real. I never see peacocks! Peacocks are so majestic and colorful and will stop you in your tracks with their amazing hues. In many cultures they symbolize renewal, benevolence, immortality, royalty and luck. Peacocks are a symbol of integrity… Read More


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Bloom Where You’re Planted

I rarely mention where I’m from. My formative years were spent in two places: Smithtown, New York and Satellite Beach, Florida. Smithtown is a town on the North Shore of Long Island, and anyone from Long Island knows it’s sorta cult-like. People from there have an instant connection with each other. We have our own… Read More


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Hello Summer!

Yesterday was the June Solstice—the official First Day of Summer 2016. Summer is still that one time of year I feel like I could click my heels together—or hey, even do a cartwheel! (My friend Lori is 52 and does them wherever she goes 😆)  Everyone loves Summer… right? The weather is wonderful. Vacations begin.… Read More


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Conspiring to Help You

Good people are so busy doing and being “them” that they sometimes miss when others are conspiring about. They’re doing everything by the book: rule following, showing up, thinking smart, and working hard. Their tribe is counting on them and they are with it! They don’t take too much time to wonder—or care—who is crafty… Read More


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Messages From the Universe

Pennies from heaven, butterflies, owls, cardinals, dragonflies, feathers, and my all time favorite… bunny rabbits. Some people call them omens or messages. I call them signs from Guardian Angels. I get them just when I need an Amen-Everything’s-Gonna-Be-OK moment. I say prayers. I send out wishes, thoughts or requests to the Universe. Then I get… Read More


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Meats & Sweets and Other Treats

I like being me. No makeovers or do-overs. No plastic surgery or Botox. Authenticity is the meat and potatoes of living a life of simplicity and purpose. I do, however, sometimes feel the need to change things up a little. It could be as easy as adding a new dress to my closet for a… Read More