New Year, New You, New Me?

“Once you make a decision the whole world conspires to make it happen.” –Emerson As 2011 winds down, I reflect on the past year and its lessons, and then look forward to the new one, a clean slate. Will 2012 be my year to do yoga and Zumba (not at the same time,) meditate, save…
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The Gift Of Presence

In a quote from her 1902 book about gardens and sundials, Alice Morse Earle wrote “The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present.” This got me thinking about presence and being…
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Beauty Trends: Lovely Lashes Through History

A few years back, voluptuous lips were in the headlines, with Angelina Jolie’s famous mouth gracing many magazine covers. In case you haven’t noticed, today’s trend is long eyelashes. Everyone from Lady Gaga and Brooke Shields to little Cindy Lou Who in The Grinch Who Stole Christmas flutters amazingly long lashes. Since eyes are considered…
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Flip The Metabolic Switch

“Life is but a mass of habits: practical, emotional and intellectual, systematically organized for our greatness or grief.” -William James Holidays bring families and friends together for stories, lots of laughs, memories recalled, and of course, food. For many of us, and throughout the ages and many cultures, food takes center stage. Why is it…
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