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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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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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How A Single Word Can Make a Heart Open

I literally have the biggest memories of the smallest words of displayed kindness. Sometimes all it takes is a single word—from someone who doesn’t necessarily talk too much, but says just the right thing when they do. The list is much too long to mention all the timesWords of cheer That I hold dear, Reduced… Read More


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Love the Things You Love

“I saw that you were perfect and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more.”    ―Angelita Lim  My friend Jabari, a Landscape Architect, chose these Hibiscus tilliaceus for our yard to make a hedge. He knew I wanted something vibrant that would grow fast. They… Read More


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Earth Mother

Whenever I make an extra special meal for someone that inspires me, I think of our friend Scott who recently passed away. He loved the dinner parties we would have and appreciated them a lot. One time—after an especially fun feast of loving friends and a heart warming meal—he came to the kitchen to say… Read More



Accountability

I get a lot of my motivation from smart, ambitious people. It’s just the plain truth. But… I’m also motivated from not so ambitious people! Because I don’t want to be like them—I do the opposite. The smart people are my heart people. They Rock My World with the way they do their art, mother… Read More