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Why You Should Actually Read The Alchemist: Inspiration, Mantras, The Universe Conspiring to Help You, Realizing Your Destiny!

Why You Should Actually Read The Alchemist

Hey, Shorties! I recently read The Alchemist. I had a brief discussion with a friend who had a negative reaction to the book. She really poo-poo-ed it, which I can appreciate as everyone is entitled to their opinion, and it really kind of cracked me up because I was in the middle of it, and already thoroughly enjoying it! For…

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What I've Learned So Far in this Crazy Life!

What I’ve Learned So Far

Hi Shorties! I started becoming über reflective of life probably about a year ago, coinciding with that major life change. I didn’t think it would be such a big deal because I had wanted to a SAHM for a long time, so finally achieving that goal seemed like it would be a no-brainer for me.  But, alas, I found myself…

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When it snows, I get a little reflective :)

When It Snows

I get pretty jazzed up when we get a major weather event. Our major weather events aren’t usually very major comparatively; in Upstate New York, our major events rarely involve something catastrophic like a hurricane or a tornado. We rarely get earthquakes, and when we do they aren’t really noticeable, not that that’s weather. I am a bit of a…

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West Meets East! How practicing Kundalini Yoga has enhanced my Faith!

West Meets East

Now this is a story all about how my faith got flipped, turned upside down: How My Kundalini Yoga And Meditation Practice Has Only Illuminated My Catholic Faith Catholicism isn’t exactly known for being new age-y. I’m thinking more like traditional, routine, disciplined- that’s more like it. Not to say that I have found my Catholic faith to be boring,…

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Sifting Through The Sand

This weekend was a whirlwind of poop. [Well, let’s hope Little Tallman doesn’t start a blog anytime soon because it doesn’t sound too promising.] Let’s start again. This weekend was a whirlwind of all of my Core Desired Feelings, a la The Desire Map! Remember when I posted about that? Well, good stuffity stuff happened: I worked on my email…

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Desire Mapping (January 14)

How do you want to feel? I’m working on my Desire Map. What on earth is that, you might ask? It’s a different take on New Year’s Resolutions by Danielle LaPorte, a book you will find in the Self-Help section of Barnes & Noble. The subtitle of The Desire Map states, “A Guide To Creating Goals With Soul,” and on the…

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Know Thyself (January 9)

Introverts have come into light recently. It’s like they’re the underdogs in our abrasive world, and they’re really the ones that have engineered everything. I read Quiet by Susan Cain, or I suppose skimmed it because it was for a book study I did when I was working. I found it very interesting, and I also found myself trying to identify…

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Best Weekend Ever! (January 8)

I just had one of the best weekends of my life, honestly. In the top ten. It was just a weekend of being together harmoniously. Ha- with a family of 5, that is a bit of a feat! We did nothing remarkable, exciting, or adventurous. Saturday: did some cleaning, talked to my bff on the phone, the girls had playdates,…

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The Waiting Place (January 4)

Have you ever read Oh, The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss? It is often given to high school grads, which makes perfect sense. When I first started teaching, I used to read it in June to Kindergarteners and to 5th or 6th graders, whichever my oldest grade level was. I wanted to pass off some of the book’s wisdom to…

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Writing Experiment: January 3

Today, I had a remarkable thought during a very unremarkable experience. Actually, it happens every time I have this experience. I went to Target this morning, had a few things on a list to buy. Of course, I bought more than what was on my list, but at least nothing was superfluous. Well, other than the pink Boston Terrier figure…

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