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A few days ago I wrote 5 Steps to BEing Calm. In it I emphasized the importance of practicing meditation ...
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Do you love chicken pot pie like I do? It's not that hard to make from scratch. Don't worry if ...
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The calendar tells me it is indeed December, even though my brain cannot comprehend how fast the year has gone ...
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For many of us the daily challenges we face can feel like too much to handle on some days. Modern ...
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About a month ago something triggered my need for renewed self-care. That something was awareness. It was an awareness, an ...
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If you're like me you may be asking (or screaming to no one in particular), "What is happening?" The division, ...
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The date was January 27, 2016. The presidential primaries were well under way to putting Donald Trump, self-made billionaire extraordinaire, ...
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Blossom the Lamb
If the leader of the free world keeps repeating, “The enemy of the people is the media,” the goal can ...
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There's no denying winter is brutal. A month ago there was a chill in the air. Today that air has ...
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Distractions are sometimes a good thing unless those distractions are a ploy from the man in charge with a sole ...
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There’s a technique in image-editing called Selective Color. The way it works is to take a color photo and change ...
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I don’t know what to say. I do know silence is not an option. In trying to grasp the magnitude ...
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The right to bear arms will not help us avoid a nuclear attack on our own land. We are experiencing ...
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Sunflower
Seeking inspiration today I found it in this sunflower. Some may see it as all used up – petals lost, ...
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Dandelion
Do you have trouble letting go of things? Are you having trouble letting go of the insane political climate? Letting ...
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“We never do anything well till we cease to think about the manner of doing it.” – William Hazlitt This ...
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unmade bed
Sometimes I don’t make the bed. I don’t see the point in making it pretty every darned day for literally ...
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Purple Iris
This flower is the real deal. It’s not fake or even filtered. I took the picture in my front yard ...
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purple tulip
Beauty is everywhere if we will only notice it. Some days it’s harder than others to see it. Yesterday the ...
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Author image
Who are you and who am I? Several friends and a few relatives have abandoned me this year because of ...
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Have you ever looked at a blueberry? I mean, really LOOKED at a blueberry up close before popping it in ...
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Republican lawmakers targeted by a lone gunman a little after 7 a.m. while practicing for a charity baseball game is ...
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Bird Exiting Stage Left
So much is happening moment to moment these days. It’s thrilling. It’s entertaining. It’s disturbing. Some people tell me they ...
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Writing Pen
There’s been a lot of talk lately about liars. So much in fact, that new phrases have become popular and ...
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I’ve been on a quest to understand the mind of a Trump voter for many months now. Some I’ve spoken ...
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Last month I sold my seven-year old business, Big Fat Soap. Since I made the announcement dozens of fellow business ...
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Me and My First Love, Amigo - 1967
Where does a dream begin? How does it develop into something one must pursue? Is it ever too late to ...
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Last month my identity was stolen. It might not have been such an excruciatingly horrid experience if it were not ...
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I picked some up today, Not mine, I was taught not to litter. Aluminum cans, plastic and glass, I wonder ...
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Depression--it rears its ugly head when you least expect it. I will not refer to it as something I suffer ...
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My Discovery A couple years ago, on a quest to find local sources for raw milk (more on that later), ...
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Yesterday was my mother’s birthday. She would have been 88. I wonder when I’ll stop doing that—calculating how old she ...
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The question asked of me most often is without a doubt, “Where did the name, Big Fat Soap, come from?”  ...
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Dad and me saying goodbye in 1993 - when we moved out of state. This morning I picked up a ...
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I love what I do at Big Fat Soap, but being a sole proprietor is hard work. One of the ...
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My business is growing regardless of how often I unintentionally stand in its way, and it’s time I step aside ...
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I took a short break from blogging, which turned into a longer-than-expected break. Truth is, I’ve been in a transition ...
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Little did I know when I started this blog a few weeks ago, that my father was in the process ...
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I thought when Dad first arrived that this could be a precious time where father and daughter might open up ...
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Like a lot of people, I live my life with eyes wide open. Except of course when I notice I’m ...
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