• How Do We Find Hope at the Intersection of Love and Faith?

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    Life is full of ups, downs, ins, outs and sometimes sideways events. When life is scary it makes grief and loss more up and in your face. “I don’t want to do this without my person and this is all so unfair” runs through the brain on repeat. At these times, be present to love and mindful of your faith and you will find yourself solidly heading in the direction of hope. Present to Love It has been 23 months since my mom died. Her death was sudden, unexpected, and caused us to make an extreme left turn in how…

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    Garden Fresh Peach Salsa in Minutes

    One of my favorite things to eat any day of the year is salsa. I eat it with chips, put it on eggs or baked potatoes. Salsa is one of natures perfect foods. When it is veggie garden and farmer’s…

  • You Are Enough

    How to Redefine the Achievable Meaning of Enough

    Life is a complicated arrangement of thing to do, places to go, and people to care for. Do you ever question if what you are doing is enough? I do! All. The. Time. To combat these feelings, I made ENOUGH…

  • 5 Editing Tools to Improve The Power of Your Writing

        Writing starts with an idea, but Strong Editing is Key to Effective Writing.  Frantz Fanon said “everything can be understood by the people, on the single condition that you want them to understand.” Writing effectively is an exercise…

  • Ideal You: 40 Days of Losing to Gain Something Better

    One day I woke up and said enough is enough. None of my clothes fit. I feel tired and gross. I’ve tried all the normal things for weight loss for going on three years. What else is out there? I…

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    3 Simple Kitchen Tricks to Cut Calories Not Taste

    So you want to cut some calories, but have no interest in eating bland food that resembles cardboard. Me too! I am here to tell you it is possible to cut calories without removing all the tasty goodness from your…