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How To Warm Your Soul

The Meditation Garden at my local Church is a wonderfully serene place to sit and have a quiet, direct conversation with God. Its beauty is a true celebration of nature, with just the right balance of sun and shade. I find that just being there brings about a comforting spiritual warmth ~ great medicine for…

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Nature: The Best Method Of Escapism

Escapism is very important to me. Throughout my life, I have resorted to things like daydreaming, reading, writing, and, later on, video games to escape the various realities I’ve endured. We all have our methods. Although it’s no longer necessary to escape from things happening in my life, we should all get away from the…

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Warning: BIG Adventures Ahead

“Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure.” Sophia Amoruso BIG life changes. BIG experiences. BIG adventures. BIG excitement. And it all began on a BIG plane, almost 3 weeks ago. They say that the best things happen outside of one’s comfort zone. I can’t really say I love flying, although some aspects…

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Connect: Then & Now

Our story began before the age of the Internet, social media, and smartphones. It was the classic example of our eyes meeting across a room; he smiled, I smiled back. Our connection strengthened a few days later during a few moments of nurturing and that’s all it took to make a lasting impression ~ he…

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A Life Less Solitary

Last week saw the beginning of a new adventure that took me 1100 miles away from home. It was a bit of an unexpected trip, but also a necessary one. The break from “the norm” did me a world of good and I so needed the change of scenery to recharge my batteries. We all crave…

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Memories of the Pontchartrain

Good ol’ Lake Pontchartrain. I grew up in the area of New Orleans that was situated directly South of the Lake. Then, South of us was the Mississippi River. The photo theme for Day 3 is water ~ trust me, New Orleans is all about water…in the form of a huge lake to the North,…