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Catalyst for Happiness

Last month, I visited Washington DC. DC always intrigues me—with its incredible rich history, architectural and natural beauty, tall gorgeous trees and great hiking trails. I visited the United States Naval Academy, ate a box lunch on the Severn River, walked through exquisite buildings and Spring gardens, ate breakfast and dinner at National Harbor, and… Read More


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One Month Pump

I’m PUMPED and love a good monthly challenge! If you could do anything for 30 days straight, what would it be? I would hike right through the month, every single day, not skipping a single one. I’d also get great sleep and eat clean—without interruption. Although I pose this as a monthly challenge, I realize… Read More


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Happy-Go-Lucky Charms

I love recording and catching Jeopardy! when I can. I take the question answering pretty seriously. I’m competitive with myself. Many times a category can be above my head. I might ace three categories and then miss a bunch of questions in another. If I can get the Final Jeopardy! right, then shoot that’s exciting.… Read More


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Sage Spirit Book Launch

This has been one busy month with SO MUCH happening behind-the-scenes. Preparing the final touches on my new poetry book Sage Spirit, the book signing, the launch party, the Creative Spotlight, the upcoming Mark My Words Exhibition for Sage Words and now DENT. Hard work and a lot of travel, but all wonderful progress! Back… 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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The Importance of Being Relentless

If you Google “relentless”, you don’t exactly find the best definition: re·lent·less adjective 1. oppressively constant; incessant. 2. harsh or inflexible.   But I’ve always thought of relentless as tenacious, persevering, determined. It’s what you have to be when you’re diagnosed to be gluten free. The importance of being relentless and an untiring attention to… Read More


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Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Lately I’ve been drawn back to the late ’60s: songs, movies, inspiration. These pop culture years from 1967–1969 keep popping up throughout my days as either a wistful thought or nostalgic feeling. Maybe they’re accidental, or perhaps on purpose—I’m not sure which—but these happy memories follow me. I was 6-YO in 1968. It was an… Read More


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A Sprinkle of Chives

As sure as I believe there’s a heaven above, I also know that people LOVE to add a little excitement to their dinner plate! Chives are a favorite. Possibly even parsley.   Wishes for garnishes are most commonly fulfilled by slicing and twisting lemons. Or perhaps you make ribbons from carrots or turn strawberries into… Read More


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High On Life

The unofficial end of summer—our favorite season—happened as of Monday… Labor Day. To soak it all in and enjoy the weather and summer spirit, my web designer Kristen and I both took last week off from the blog. She went to Burning Man and I got sunburned while out catching Mahi Mahi on our boat,… Read More