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Collecting Vacation Memories

Summer traveling is in full swing, which mean vacations or day trips. While on vacation, we tend to purchase that memorable t-shirts that will be outgrown in a few months or silly souvenirs that will end up being donated or trashed.  How about bringing  home  special mementos from your adventures that your family will cherish […]

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Get Paddling this Summer

Two years ago,  I was in search of an activity my teenage daughter and I could experience together. We rented paddle boards in New Symrna Beach on a perfect Florida Spring day. As we paddled through the mangrove canals we encountered incredible sea life, splashing dolphins, and leaping fish that made us laugh. We were […]

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Beauty And The Scar.

I have a love hate relationship with summer….mostly because it involves mosquitoes and something I dread most – second to the Ebola virus – it’s bathing suit shopping. It’s pure torture and honestly, quite depressing. Sometimes I think I should just give up and wear a garbage bag (it’s black, slimming and water proof, right?) It’s a vicious cycle perpetrated by my desire to wear […]

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Sharing Memories Of My Parents With My Children

It’s not unusual for my daughters to talk about my parents, commenting on their likes, their dislikes, and describing what they would say about a particular topic.  It’s very important to me that my parents are part of their “village.” The unusual part? My daughters have absolutely no first hand memories of my parents. My dad died […]

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Women’s History Month

‘Nirbhaya’ (Fearless)… For Such a Time as This.

Naseeb, kismet, vidhi, whatever you choose to call it, the meaning is the same in every language – destiny or fate. This is Women’s History Month, coinciding with International Women’s Day on the 8th of March. I hadn’t intended on writing about Women’s Day because I’m sure there will be enough articles and speeches to assail your […]

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