Win Win

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Microbe Party, a “playshop” (1) bringing together two diverse groups of people (2) at a location which invokes beauty and inspiration (3) to explore and discover portals leading to self-discovery and movement towards positive change. Seeking to ignite change by converting separation into connection, chronic sickness into vibrant health and despair into joy one block at a time.

A Juicy Life

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Meditation Meditation, mindfulness, and minimalism: all tools I have discovered of late. I vividly recall my first awkward attempts at meditation. Forget about emptying the mind; my thoughts quickly grew to prolific proportions, incessant flashing neon lights on my horizon. “How the heck am I supposed to sit still for

Sexy

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Sexy – Not What You Thought Conjure up sexy? Fast switchover to dreams of Keanu Reeves, solid hugs, mischievous smiles, nape nibbles, butterfly whispers, barefoot sands, sole strokes, succulent smoothies and nearby nourishment for the mind, body and soul. That’s exactly where my neighbor “V” spotted me, at the entrance

Chasing Miracles

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No Thank You Please! My family doesn’t like miracles. Far too often, miracles are the aftermath of catastrophic misfortune. Oddly, this bias hasn’t blinded me to calamity’s silver lining. I’ve noticed that out of the deepest depths, change sprouts its finest roots. Extraordinary paths emerge leading to otherwise unimaginable happy

Frazzled

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Frazzled, “starey eyed”, mindless fools are we. Life’s a gift; yet, seldom are we truly present to savor its flavors. Our senses are dulled and anesthetized, estranged ancestral memories of a distant past. Admittedly, my eyes are glued to the screen, thoughts bounce back and forth between tomorrow and yesterday,

Offbeat

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On Hope and Despair It was a peculiar week indeed. Imprisoned on a teeter totter, I found myself flying up and diving down, distraught and ecstatic, down and up, up and down, somewhere between hope and despair. It’s not an easy task translating my posts into English. There are many

YoU Turn

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There comes a time when you ought to start doing what you want. ‎Take a job that you love. You will jump out of bed in the morning. I ‎think you are out of your mind if you keep taking jobs that you don't ‎like because you think it will

Wee Warriors ‎

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Into this world we make our entrance unencumbered and free with a ‎healthy measure of curiosity and a natural sense of adventure.‎ A young girl, much like all children, is hard at play, running, skipping, ‎jumping and dancing. Precious glee is woven into every moment as ‎she adventures to explore

An Affair With Hair

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Thirty four years of marriage. What does that say about me? That I am ‎old?!‎ Admittedly my memory is patchy but occasionally clear images ‎surface. I recall my mother’s thirtieth birthday (or it may have been ‎her fortieth…). ‎‎‎Etched in my memory are my mother’s ‎disappointment, dread and depression: the