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Self-imposed happiness

I have many days free this time of the year. Easily sucked into the anxiety surrounding me and within me, I am not enjoying the free time. Logically, realistic reasons exist, but, as with anything, getting caught in that frenzy of what is not, what I do not have, what I need is keeping me […]

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Mushroom Soup

I made another quick soup while I was housesitting:
Mushroom Medley
It wasn’t photo worthy – looked a little grey lavender and that just didn’t look appealing no matter what bowl I used.
I picked up some fresh sage and whatever mushrooms Stanley’s had which were about large portabellos (5 of them), a small container of white […]

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A New Year

A few quotes for a new year from 11th Century Abbess, mystic, lyricist and writer of all things holistic, Hildegard von Bingen.
Every element has a sound, an original sound from the order of God; all those sounds unite like the harmony from harps and zithers.
I, the fiery life of divine wisdom, I ignite the beauty […]

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Fit Day or Not

A friend is clocking her calories and exercise at I decided to give it a try. I have slowly been gaining weight over the last few years; there are many possible or combination of reasons. Could be slowing metabolism, could be reduced exercise, could be increased stress/cortisol levels, and could be a shift in […]

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The Reading From Julie’s Gathering

Here is the excerpt of Paul Bowles from a travel piece out of Their Heads are Green and Their Hands are Blue

Immediately when you arrive in the Sahara, for the first or the tenth time, you notice the stillness. An incredible absolute silence prevails outside the towns and within. Even in busy […]

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My Home

I might be procrastinating, no, I AM procrastinating, I’m working from home today. But, working from home gives me ample time to contemplate my new digs. I wasn’t so sure what I thought of living in a tiny place and a garden unit though it is located exactly where I wanted to be.
There are and […]

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Life right now

I haven’t been around in several months. I wasn’t baking and I wasn’t cooking and I wasn’t much inspired. I took a few continuing education classes abroad and locally. All of which were amazing. I moved across town. I trained for my MS bike ride. I rode my MS bike ride on June 21 and […]

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If you didn’t get the email or the newsletter with the update, I am riding this June to support MS research. I’m riding a bike, a hopefully new bike, with the Moon and Stars team 175 miles in 2 days. I’m absolutely excited. It is the first event that has resonated with me in years.
A […]

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I froze my truffles

In solidarity, five women and one man, we froze our truffles.
In the company of intelligent friends with eclectic senses of humor, a bit tiredness, and a few of us filled with chocolatey sugarness and accompanied by a loud sound system of 70’s 80’s and today muzak words are misheard and other snippets become knee slappers. […]

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Another year is closing, more vistas to come.
I don’t have resolutions. After 17 years of saying I am going to get my couch reupholstered, after 8 years of saying I am going to get my Van Gogh prints matted and framed, after 2 years of saying I am going to […]

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