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Dreamin’ Tree

With all the static in the room and lots of people talking, I overheard it: “I’ll never be right again. I want my old self back.” I hear this a lot. In real conversations, or something I’ve read. People look for a way to feel well, or unencumbered from a memory of how they may… Read More


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Love: The Spice for Living

Aunt Louise was one of my favorite aunts when I was a young girl, but all the adults called her “Cookie,” which fascinated me. I adored her because of her sweetness, but she was also very hip. She wore this gorgeous bun on top of her head like a Motown singer, buttered her toast on… Read More


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Balance

The mysterious thing that happens to people when they get sick is they know something is off, but what is it? Being tired can come from anything. And what about headaches… or anemia? “Ohhh, you’re Italian, that’s cultural.” All Italian young girls are anemic? Really? Um, no. Achy joints aren’t normal if you are young… Read More


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Eat Clean

“My physique changed. Everyone started asking questions. I felt l was owning a secret—that it is 80% nutrition, 10% training and 10% genetics.”  —Tosca Reno What was my biggest lesson from living with undiagnosed Celiac and where I am now? Eat clean. Consume only the purest of ingredients as often as humanly possible. I’ve always… Read More


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Life Magnets

Kids can have it. Some adults have it. If you like babies, then they usually always have it.  And puppies… Yes! 🙂 Some people call it enchantment or appeal. I call it MAGNETISM. It’s the thing that pulls you in when someone walks in to a room. It’s not necessarily physical beauty, it’s a confidence… Read More