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The World

The world is scary. No, I mean SCARY. Not just headlines. Not just news. Not what’s trending. Not the latest gossip.True fear.True things that you didn’t think were out there in the world.True monsters.True sadness.True depth of sickness.True sheer terror from people.I see it on social media with my friends and family.I hear of it from others.Personal fear. Personal sadness. Personal....more

BREAKING NEWS: The Surprising Way You Can Change the World with One Simple Action (Infographic)

I’ve never traveled the world. In fact, I’ve never even ventured outside the United States. I know, it’s a little embarrassing to say out loud.But thank God for the internet and all the technology that allows us to connect worldwide each and every day.And it just makes me think…THERE IS SO MUCH OUT THERE IN THIS WORLD.Millions of people are living out their moments in time every day. By that fact alone, we are all so incredibly connected....more

The Best Pancakes From Around The World

Pancakes, regardless of whether you prefer them thin and crispy or thick and fluffy, are a food served at breakfast time in many different countries throughout the world. It is likely that you are familiar with them if you observe and celebrate Shrove or Fat Tuesday (the day before Lent starts, which is the period of fasting observed by Christians that leads on to Easter). However, unless you live outside the US, you will probably be most familiar with the buttermilk pancake and the French crepe....more

Rough to Exercise

I had my flip fitness exercise class tonite.Even though the weather kept some gals away, there were enough of us to keep moving for a while.It felt good to be able to do so, even though I was a little more pensive than I normally would have been. I found that the physical activity lets your mind work on a few things too!I walked into the class with the world on my shoulders, but when I left, the world wasn’t quite as heavy.Hold a good thought for yours truly .I could use them right now.Thanks....more

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all. I have a lot to be thankful for this year and I wish the same for you and for the world. Blessings....more

Telling Your Kids that the World Can Suck-Thoughts on Boston

I rarely have the television on when the kids are home, and for good reason.  At 5:30, I was blissfully living inside my temporary domestic bubble.  My husband wasn’t travelling and thus, able to take our son to karate, leaving me an hour of luxury to actually make dinner, as opposed to slapping something together....more

A Little Bit of Perspective

Like most people, I  occasionally find myself in the trap  of "Keeping Up with the Joneses".  It's so easy to whine about the fact that we can't take that vacation this winter because the windows needed to be replaced, or bemoan the fact that my closet is a shadow of what it once was. In these trying times in our country, so many people are without work, health care, or even a home to live in.  That in itself is enough to put things into perspective.  ...more
Reading this right after the blog post about kids' parties and goodie bags... Wonderful post. I ...more

Buy Fair Trade, Hand Made or Global Aid

Here’s one of my holiday shopping dilemmas: I want to buy presents for my friends and family, but I don’t want to get caught up in the consumer frenzy. Especially with the reports about dubious manufacturing practices (child labor?) or war-torn starvation in the Horn of Africa. Well, there are great companies out there who are Fair Trade, help women out of slavery and on the road toward financial independence, or simply give back a portion of their proceeds to the areas of the world that are desperately in need....more
@DesiValentine4 Yes, I've got a [fill in the blank] kits lurking in my closet, too! I'll have to ...more