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Healing in Paradise

As I sit in a metal chair, my feet resting on white sand, the ocean breeze brushes my hair off my face. The tiki statues stare firmly outwards and a cover band takes an attempt at David Bowie’s Ground control to Major Tom.

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Walking barefoot on broken glass

It has been hard to recover after this summer of hell. Frankly the last 7 years have been hellish and hit or miss on the happiness factor. We have done our very best to make the most out of this situation

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Writers bleed

I woke up in searing pain. I had something stuck under my eyelid. As my eye slid back and forth, the thing scratched my fragile cornea. My eyes watered in hopes to remove whatever this foreign object was. My eye swelled, tears

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Creative Director for Cheers, Sip, & Paint

I am now offering classes in SW Florida but we have them in NH & Maine as well.   I love to paint, laugh, and enjoy my friends. What a WONDERFUL way to spend time together? It’s $35.00 per person,

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Another Year

It’s a stunning and humid Sunday here in Florida. I certainly can state that for the first time in 20 years, I am grateful winter is coming. It will be nice to have the 75-degree weather that I so love. It

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Irma & a Shelters Tale

It’s around 2 am on Saturday morning. I am laying in my bed filled with anxiety. What should we do? I am a full-time single mom and I work a lot. I have always had to make the tough decisions and

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The Eye of the Storm- A Harsh View

As I sit here watching Irma and Jose race to see who will hit us first, I wonder how many other folks in my life really understand the value of this perspective. I wonder if those of us who have

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Chapter 11: Dreams

“The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn; the bird waits in the egg; and in the highest vision of the soul, a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings

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Death Bed Reflections

I woke up incredibly early yesterday and stared at the ceiling. My mind wonder off a thousand different directions. I had a flashback of my painful marriage, fears of what my daughter is currently going through and a swelling in my

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The things that BUMP in the night

I am very fond of reading and as a child, I was an avid reader. I loved to read Grims Fairy Tales, Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew and more. I was reading Shakespear by 4th grade and by 1st, I had already

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