Weekly Tea Time for My Soul – 12/31/16

A quick, non-related request to anyone out there before the regularly scheduled programming… This morning, I got a message from one of my best friends saying his dad called this morning and his mother was cold and unresponsive in bed… I’ll be spending most my day waiting for news from him, and being as supportive […]

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Lifestyle Change #4: Creative Reawakening

My fourth and final commitment to the new year is less of an overall change, and more of a desire to return to a previous state.  I’ve always been a creatively driven person.  I love to paint and draw, to bake, to sing, and most of all I love to write. I’ve been writing stories […]

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Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone

I have very distant memories of my first reading of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.  It was fifth grade, year 2000, and it was a battered copy from the library.  I can’t recall if someone recommended it to me, or if I picked it up myself.  That is how intricately Harry Potter is woven into […]

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Lifestyle Change #3: Financial Intelligence

Growing up poor, I have always been very conscious about where my money is going and I always make sure that we have enough money to pay all our bills and that some goes into our savings account.  I always make sure to pay off my credit card debt weekly.  It’s not a bad start […]

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Lifestyle Change #2: Yoga

I know I’ve mentioned my yoga a few times, and that’s because of how life-changing it’s already been for me.  I have never enjoyed anything that fell under the umbrella of “exercise”.  While I understand that exercise is essential to keep the body healthy, it all always seemed so futile and time consuming.  I always […]

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