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Reflections of a Naked Dancer

REFLECTIONS OF A NAKED DANCER As a young girl, whether blowing out my birthday candles, throwing a coin into a fountain or gazing up at a shooting star, my wish was always the same, “Please let me grow up to be beautiful.” When I first lost weight at 19, I got a lot of attention […]

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Creating a Life You Love When Marriage Ends

Creating a life you love when marriage ends is not easy I have survived and indeed flourished over the last couple years of life change with a little (no… a hell of a lot) of help from the following lifesavers: Friends (and family) Random and well-timed Facebook philosophy David Gray, Colbie Caillat, Christine Cane, Gavin Degraw, Jann […]

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Driving Seth Godin!

Years ago, I slipped into the back row of the Sydney Opera House and watched a violinist practice. He wasn’t young. He was obviously talented. But he would go over the same refrain, the same theme, over and over again. I wasn’t supposed to be there. I doubt he was aware of my presence. It […]

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Tasting Burgundy Wines

Tasting Burgundy Wines So many choices…so little time. Planning on traveling to Burgundy, we decided to become a little more familiar with the wines and the area before we went. Checking out a wine importer’s shop, we quickly discovered that exploring the different wines could be a year-long experiment. That’s okay. We’ll give it a start. […]

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What Is The #1 Biggest Wedding Mistake You Can Make?

What Is The #1 Biggest Wedding Mistake You Can Make? The #1 biggest mistake you can make in your wedding is such a simple thing. No, it isn’t hiring the perfect vendors, or having everything in your ceremony and reception going on without a hitch. It isn’t the perfect location or the right people in […]

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What is Making Me Sick?

What is Making Me Sick? Have you ever wondered why you always get a headache when you are in the perfume section of the department store? Why you get nauseous when filling the car with fuel? Or, why your mind goes blank when you are around certain people? Often times, the causes for many of our […]

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Choosing Your Vacation Walking Shoes

Carefully chosen walking shoes will make a world of difference on your vacation. Your feet are as unique as your personality so just any old shoes won’t do. Here are some tips to help you choose the right walking shoes for you. Find an athletic store that has qualified people who can evaluate your walking […]

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Do We Have Cultural Awareness When We Travel?

Cultural Awareness

Do we have cultural awareness when we travel? Or are we ignorant and offend other cultures with our behavior in the name of ‘fun’? In an article called “Topless Tourism: The Naked Truth” posted in the New Zealand Herald I read about a growing trend of people baring their breasts for a photo op. This […]

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