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7 great reasons to drink red wine

    This little gem of an infographic made my day, week, month and year. Had to share. Thanks to SeranataFlowers.com for the information 🙂

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15 pics of a snowy spring morning

  Just when you think it’s going to be spring – oops! It’s winter again. When you wake up to a morning full of snow, it’s great to strap on your “shoes” and take advantage of the beauty. That’s what my friend Sue and I did on this mid-March day.  

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I was feeling a little sorry for myself today. Then somebody sent me this.

    Reality check.   No Arms. No Legs. No Worries. No Arms & Amazing A Tribute to Stacey McInroe Conner Barbara Guerra (Born with no arms)   Besides going a little crazy in a good way, Susan Macaulay created and curates Amazing Women Rock, SheQuotes and My Alzheimer’s Story. She also helps people with public speaking, confidence building, writing and editing.    

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8 Good Reasons to Go Crazy

“Perhaps being crazy is actually a good thing!” (Said I to myself, myself having been a square peg in a round hole pretty much from the get go, and BTW isn’t it interesting how we seek to validate our own beliefs about reality? Grist for yet another mill…) Once the words had been silently spoken, […]

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Dead to the World

eyes open. a thought bubbles to the surface: “i’m awake.” awareness skips across my consciousness forcing me to stir. i resist. i burrow deeper into the folds of the duvet. i will bury myself alive today, tomorrow and the next. blink turn on my side face a window of clear blue sky. dawn is long gone. […]

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Fight the Good Fight. Your Way.

Journalist, author, motivational speaker and world-record-holding marathon swimmer Diana Nyad made five attempts to swim from Cuba to Florida. She first tried at age 28 in 1975. She failed. She made four subsequent attempts in August 1978, August 2011, September 2011, and August 2012.

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Catherine never complained

My cousin Catherine was born with a heart defect. She began having (then-experimental) surgeries to correct it at the age of two. She had many such surgeries and spent countless days, weeks, sometimes even months in hospital. The number of times she might have died are too numerous to mention. She never complained. She amazed […]

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New Roasted Honey Lemon Almonds

I first posted this recipe here and then tweaked and revised it to make the almonds crunchier (which I prefer). If you like your almonds chewier, use the original version. Ingredients About 1 pound raw almonds About one heaping tablespoon of creamed honey (or to taste) Juice of one half of a small lemon (or […]

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Another amazing shot of me howling at the full moon.

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21 Centering Thoughts From Deepak Chopra

I recently returned to my meditation practice with Oprah and Deepak Chopra’s 21-day Meditation Challenge, Miraculous Relationships!, of which today is Day 16. While there are only five more days to go in the free program, it’s also available for purchase  either in the form of online access or CDs.  (I’m not in any way […]

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