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An Inspirational Wedding Story – Part II – How it was Different

As I explained in An Inspirational Wedding Story Part I, John and I felt a distinct need to enjoy our wedding, regardless of who chose to participate. Something about the well accepted tradition of a bride being miserable on her wedding day, stressing about every single detail and decoration, worrying about everyone but herself simply didn’t […]

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An Inspirational Wedding Story – The Family that Attended

October 4th, 2014, I married my Soulmate. There’s a catch… I’d been married once before in 2005 to a Marine I’d met at the Defense Language Institute, aptly called the  Desperate Love Institute.  I’ve jokingly called my first wedding my $12,000 mistake for many years, as that’s what it cost, and that’s what it was. He’d proposed to me […]

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Paddling the Swattie – A Cocoa Kayak Adventure

Monday night’s storms made for some higher waters on the Swatara (Swattie) and Quitapahilla (Quittie) Creeks this past week. Logically, we wanted to paddle. The owners of Cocoa Kayak, Deb and Ben Miller were planning to go play, and since water has been such an integral part of my recovery from rat lungworm, John and I happily tagged […]

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A Lesson on Healing

On the 27th of April, Barefoot Wellness Studio had an open house including: Chair massage Angel Readings Acupuncture Mini Sessions Chiropractic Free Adjustments Coral Casting Readings Healing Center (Energy Work) Intro to Yoga Live Music  It ran from 10:00 – 2:00. However, that day I also taught a Zumba class from 10:30-11:30, then drove out […]

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Custom Designed

The light rain whispered in my ear, stirring me from a full, undisturbed night of sleep in the comforting, protective arms of my soul mate.  I pulled open my heavy lids and immediately got my morning dose of love in his gaze. Every morning that I wake, no matter where or how we sleep, the […]

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Light After the Storm

The sky came alive as rays burst desperately from the burning edges of the looming dark cloud; a child charging out the back door after being released from school early on a warm spring day, excited by the feeling of liberation, promise, and the entire Universe.  Luminescent arms reached openly from behind the gray fluff, […]

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Your Everlasting Light

Emiliana Torrini’s, Jungle Drum, is my alarm clock, so whenever I must be sure to be awake early, I am introduced to the day with “HEY! I’m in love! My fingers keep on clicking to the beating of my heart! HEY I can’t stop my feet, ebony and ivory and dancing in the streets. HEY! […]

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Romance Before Hallmark: Hana Sunrise on a Wool Blanket

Hana Sunrise on a Wool Blanket

The sun perched over the ocean; a lovely golden trapeze artist suspended above an audience in a slow motion upwards pendulum.  Plush, white cushions clustered below, should she slip.  We sat quietly side by side on a checkered wool blanket in the dew strewn grass watching her awe inspiring performance with humble appreciation and great […]

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