Category Archives: Soul Food

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When the End Becomes the Beginning

My head was pounding as loudly as my heart. I didn’t want to open my eyes and see my husband carrying Finn, our seven year old Golden Retriever, out to the open back hatch of our veterinarian’s Subaru. I couldn’t bear the thought of Finn leaving us. When I finally opened my eyes, I looked […]

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What Are You Ashamed Of?

Growing up, my mom often said “shame on you” when I did something she didn’t approve of. Back then it was a common phrase I heard from mothers all over the neighborhood. (As an added bonus, we also got the simultaneous index finger rubbing motion.) At the time, I didn’t really understand what the shame […]

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Trying Something New This Year?

This year I made a resolution…no more resolutions! Instead, I decided to try something different. I’d immerse myself and learn something new. So I signed up for a 30 day yoga teacher training course. Yep. Every day, all day, I’d learn the history of yoga. I’d learn Sanskrit and how to chant. I’d meditate for […]

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How Lovable Are You?

How lovable are you these days? Are you happy? Are you in love? Wishing for love? Feeling love? Spreading love? Or, do you wish Cupid would call in sick and they’d take Valentine’s Day off the calendar indefinitely? If you’re feeling blah about love, it’s time to be honest about how much you love yourself. We […]

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Blankets and Other Thoughts on Security

Not so long ago, I was a six year old girl who wanted a Star Wars sleeping bag for Christmas. I wrote Santa a letter asking for it. And just in case my letter got lost in the mail, I pestered my mom until she took me to Higbee’s department store to sit on Santa’s […]

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What’s the Magic in Finding Your Purpose?

I spend a fair amount of time asking myself the big questions. Why am I here? What am I supposed to do with my life? How will I leave my mark on the world? If I’m not curing cancer, designing space shuttles, or ending world hunger, how will I make a difference? What’s the magic in […]

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Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect. It Makes You Happier.

Thank you for all the great feedback last week after watching my interview on Good Morning Florida Keys about practicing happiness. Looks like we all want to learn how to be happier! And the good news is that you don’t have to be genetically wired to have sunshine and happiness oozing out of your pores. Nope. […]

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Do You Want to Be Happier? You Have to Practice.

Recently, I was invited back as a guest on the TV show, Good Morning Florida Keys. When the host, Jenna Stuaffer, heard that I had been studying happiness, she asked me to share everything I had learned about being happier. We had a ball talking about the practice of happiness – something everyone can have […]

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Tell Them. And Tell Them Now.

Since his death last week, the news has been flooded with stories about Robin Williams. Film clips of his unquestionable genius streaming continuously making us weepy and nostalgic. And countless people have sounded off with accolades and remembrances of his wit, charm, brilliance, and kindness. Isn’t it wonderful how we rally together when someone dies? […]

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Fish On + Other Tales About Reeling In Success

“Fish on!” I yelled from the back of the boat as I saw the fishing line pulled taut into the ocean. I had just finished moaning to my husband that we should call it a day and head back to shore. After hours of motoring around the Atlantic scouting for fish, but not catching any, […]

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