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Is it the giddiness comes with your first kiss, perhaps, it was a lovely moment, we did fall in love, holding hands, strolling the avenue, wanting everyone to see, our smiles, our inward confusion. What is love, when people become dependent upon  our own mortality. Is it simply giving grace, a greeting, a telling moment,…

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A few weeks ago, I was contacted by a graduate of Hawthorn University, Michelle, who had stumbled across my blog. She said she liked what I was doing with my blog. She explained that she just started a company in May, 2017 and wondered if I would help her by writing an article about her…

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Life really isn’t that complicated. We are the smartest species on this planet, yet we tend to cause the most chaos, and upright disrespect to our planet. I remember days I would be in the hospital asking the doctors if and when I become okay, how soon would I be able to start my life…

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May 20

Summit

Did you know climbing some of the biggest mountains can leave climbers with symptoms that are very similar to heart failure? Death zones are places at the top of a mountain where low oxygen and poor weather conditions make even breathing a pain-filled struggle. A documentary on K2 detailed the descent of a group of…

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Background I was abused for 19 years by my father and others. Physically and emotionally. Then my dad died in ’92. For 6 more years, I would be physically and emotionally abused by my sister. At 25, I moved out, got married and I was free! From almost-daily emotional abuse. But. That day? That I…

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I am 13. The house is dark and still, except for the hypnotic hum of the freezer. I am Secret Food Ninja oozing through the family room towards said kitchen appliance. Pause, listen, both parents are snoring just a few yards away in the master bedroom. Can I free the chips from their icy prison?…

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Wings wide. Feathers flying. Riding high. Going hard. Beating the air with all my strength. I took this picture recently on our family vacation to Siesta Key in March. This is Turtle Beach near Sarasota, Florida. Bright, breezy morning with the dawn on my shoulders, sand between my toes, and big, blue ocean in my…

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I love my mom, and I think that’s something I should tell her more often. I should stop taking her for granted, and you should stop doing the same thing with your mom, if you’re blessed enough to still have one on this earth. Why this emotional post ? Well, seven years ago, my mom…