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Enchanting Mangrove Forest

Whenever I feel encumbered with too many “things” and am looking for something to brighten my mood, I hit the trails! I’m lucky that it’s sweet and effortless, as some of South Florida’s best hiking is right in front of me. The most interesting trail has to be the enchanting mangrove forest at the Gumbo… Read More


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Gluten Free Fare with Modern Flair

Every once and awhile it happens. The planets align. Peace, harmony, quality, elegance and gluten free all together at once. I’m talking about Dorsia, a one of a kind, family-owned Italian restaurant. Nothing says Italian food like pasta, however Dorsia isn’t your typical neighborhood Italian bistro. This little gem serves up gluten free fare with… Read More


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High Standards

Like a sponge soaks up water, I soak up tiny golden nuggets of wisdom and life lessons from the people I meet and the things that are happening all around me. Having high standards is one of those pearls that I always hold safe. You have to set the bar high. Always. I continually learn… Read More


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Cup Is Half Full

When my kids visit I always want to have breakfast here at the house. With the dogs. And in PJ’s. That’s our all time FAVORITE! Our family loves breakfast foods and it’s tops on our list for meal times together. We do have a few places we frequent for yummy breakfasts, and we’re always game… Read More


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A Round Table

It could be now that I’m older I notice it more, but it seems that politeness is taking a dive. People appear to be so busy sometimes that simple manners seem to fly out the door when walking about. Perhaps the reason I am so observant of this is two fold. First, whenever someone is… 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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Light Lunch Love

My best bet for staying fit and healthy is to have a high protein, light gluten free lunch. Sometimes I’ll go out for lunch, but I mostly make a small meal at home because I can control portions and quality much more easily. Eating light for lunch is super satisfying, plus quick to prepare and… Read More


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Escape With A Book or Movie

Checking out with an inspiring book or a funny movie is like Medicine for the Soul. I love the actor Will Ferrell in the movie Elf because he takes me away. I temporarily escaped with this funny, gregarious and childlike actor just by popping on Netflix. Movies are good for this—especially good ones—and we all… 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


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Thai is Why!

My weekend was lovely! Not because I had Thai food (twice!) from the same local spot, but because it was THE WEEKEND and I was lucky enough to spend my entire Saturday and Sunday in the sparkling Florida sunshine. The weekend ramped up when I went to dinner at M & M Thai Café—owned and… Read More