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Why Inspiration Matters

About a year ago, I wrote this post about inspiration and why inspiration matters. It began with happy memories of the pop culture years of the late ’60s and how they kept popping up throughout my days—as either a wistful thought or nostalgic feeling. This seemed too much of a coincidence. I wanted to investigate… Read More


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Sacred Spaces

My favorite time of day is First Light—the time in early morning when light first appears and before the sun rises. When you’re all alone in the morning, you’re able to consciously embrace the calm and the quiet all around you. This silence allows you to focus on self-reflection and opens you up for inspiration.… Read More


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Work Hard For Good Reason

The natural world has so many advantages from inspiration to health benefits. The best gift I’ve received from exploring the majesty of this impressive world we live in and its royal beauty is how it opened up my heart to writing poetry, and to my inner artist. I write in bits and short bursts—sort of… 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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Smarter Every Day

Destin Sandlin has been educating and entertaining us with his intriguing Smarter Everyday videos that explore the world through science and makes learning fun for all ages. He’s an engineer who loves space too, so that’s a win-win for me. 🙂 My favorite Smarter Everyday video is Mystery of Prince Rupert’s Drop, but his latest… Read More


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Unwavering

Weapon is a negative term to most people. But sometimes in order to navigate the world, we need an invisible sword and shield to keep an unwavering spirit and send away any negative vibes. When Dementors are about… it’s incredibly distracting. We have to be able to relax in order to let our soul guide… Read More


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Is It Workin’ or Playin’ or Excellence?

Striving for Excellence For a family, preparing meals is a necessity. You’re taking care of your loved ones and nourishing bodies. And it’s often looked upon as work. First there’s the shopping. And then the chopping. And then… the clean-up. But what if we looked at meal prep as Upping our Game? Doing our Best?… Read More