Hopeful Seedlings in the Year of 2020

I am healthy; with food to eat, a place to live, and even WiFi to work online from home and access the world. Loneliness is like a stranger to me when I have a husband who loves me and a mischievous cat to entertain in our one-bedroom apartment. I know all these things, yet feel […]

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Cooking for a Healthy Heart: Black Bean Tacos

In my continued quest for tackling the challenge of home-cooked meals for a healthier heart, I present to you a dish that ranks at the top of my list for its taste, ease, and cholesterol-lowering powers. Black Bean Tacos are a huge hit for the Gamechangers and worthy of sharing for more healthy hearts in the […]

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Cooking for a Healthy Heart: Mediterranean Rice Noodles

The Game Changers are upping their game in the kitchen with an emphasis on eating all home-cooked meals to be kinder to our wallets and our hearts. We like to plan three to four days of meals so that our meat and produce doesn’t go to waste and is consumed at the peak of freshness. […]

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Learning to Bird as a Verb

Tall socks, tucked over jeans, in the heart of the woods. Eyes up, on the prowl, for the source of rhythmic melodies. What was that? A flash of orange, darts from one branch to the next. Are you a distant traveler or just a Robin on her nest? Lift up each step, so as not […]

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Make-Believe

To which do I owe loyalty? The myths that color my existence or the truth that brews my soul? Lies take hold and taint all, until one becomes the other. Wake up, Wake up! Another week gone. Pinch the fat and cower with intention. Put on a happy face and go about my way. Clutter […]

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I’d rather be Outside

Here I stand, senses alive to what surrounds me. The cat and I pause- to notice, to listen. Time outside serves as daily medicine. It is my escape in the woods and my peace on the water’s horizon. I tap into childlike nature climbing boulders, studying stones, and inhaling the breeze that sways through the […]

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A Cat called Sprout

A little voice squeals to signal morning. I stumble over all four paws that weave between my steps. A scoop of kibbles snoozes my alarm. The morning ritual continues with a cat called Sprout.   I lower to equal footing with the cat who dutifully follows, wide eyes longing for attention.  I extend my human […]

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Fleeting Inspirations

Dots and lines layer over as a smile forms in pure pleasure. Witnessing the delight to create inspires me to be better. Oh to be young and full of promise, lifted up with dreams not yet written, before the realities of life corrupt the inner being.   I’m not getting any younger to put off […]

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Our First Gingerbread House…Actually, Tepee Tent

It’s Sunday afternoon and we’re strolling the grocery aisles humming along to Christmas songs while shopping for the week’s meals when Derek notices a DIY Gingerbread House kit. The box came with pre-baked, ready-to-assemble walls with candies and bagged frosting for $14.99. It looked like a fun Christmas activity that neither of us had done […]

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Clearwater Aquarium: Rescue, Rehab, and Release the Animals

It must have seemed like a simple mistake at first when a baby dolphin swam into the line of a crab trap. But when she couldn’t free herself and her mother felt that there was nothing that could be done, this baby dolphin was stranded in an entanglement of lines cutting off the circulation to […]

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