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I am from…

Where are you from? Close your eyes and think back to your childhood home or somewhere you felt safe as a child – picture yourself there – think about what you are doing, seeing, and hearing. What toys are you playing with?  What will you be eating for dinner?  What sounds do you hear? I […]

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Paths

The sight of the wildflowers in the Wasatch Mountains in July is breathtaking.  Fields of purple lupine, golden daisies, and Indian paintbrushes in orange, pinks, and reds, line our path.  We make a fast ascent, scrambling up the steep incline, dislodging the occasional rock or scree with our feet and hiking poles.  We are wary […]

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Pearls of Wisdom

We have all garnered skills, character traits, and pearls of wisdom during our experiences, successes, and challenges in life.  We all possess valuable truths inside of us.  No matter what our job, background, or social status, our knowledge and truths are important.  I believe it is vital to share our truths with others and as […]

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Perspective and Simplicity

I watched a young boy with bare feet run in the dirt, dragging behind him a simple handmade toy.  It was fashioned from an empty milk carton, a piece of string, and scrap-wood spindles and wheels.  It resembled a dump truck – the carton lying on its back with the top side removed and its […]

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City Living

Busy, people, moving, purposeful, hustle, bustle, fast-paced, energy, rat race, concrete-jungle, green parks (an oasis), homelessness, innovation – these are some of the words I jotted in my journal when I spent time in a city I love, San Francisco, this summer.  Whilst in this vibrant, cosmopolitan city I experienced many sights, sounds, smells, and tastes, that […]

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Affirmation

Over the past several months I have been involved as coach and board member of a positive youth development program called Girls on the Run (GOTR).  It has been a wonderful experience and the celebratory 5k run to culminate the 12-week program was the icing on the cake.  As I watched the girls and their […]

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Healthy Living

With my recent birthday and becoming a year older (well only really a day older, but for anyone above a toddler we record our age in years), it has got me thinking about the topic of living a healthy lifestyle.  A few good friends have also just had birthdays and look fabulous for their age […]

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Boston

My heart goes out to all those affected by the events in Boston yesterday.  News reports state that about 2:50 p.m. (EST), while thousands of runners and spectators at the Boston Marathon were on the streets, two bombs exploded 100 yards and 10 seconds apart near the course’s end in the city’s crowded Back Bay […]

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Surf’s Up

The beautiful Hawaiian island of O’ahu was the destination of a recent trip of mine.  Amongst the memories created there, one day in particular stood out and I want to share it with you.  The morning began in anticipation, with my husband and I planning to tour the island in our rental car.  The previous […]

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Favorite Things

I spent the past few days doing one of my favorite things, which is spending time with loved ones. Well I did several of my favorite things actually, as I also traveled, went for walks and felt the sunshine on my skin, cuddled my nephew, laughed over old pictures and memories, took photos, baked cakes, […]

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