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Are Roses Still Red? Are Violets Blue? (An Ode to Modern Love--Here and Now--For 21st Century You)

I re-connected with a friend from my early twenties last week. Talk about modern love stories! History. Memories. Trauma. Drama. Resignation. Beauty. He moved me with personal and familial tales of love, loss, anger, and acceptance. Plus, plenty of mystery. Truth is, there’s little that’s more…


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Celebrate Chinese New Year and Start the Fireworks on Your Good Energy Vibe with These Age-Old Rituals

If you already celebrate Chinese New Year, you’re hip to its power rituals. My husband Kevin and I were schooled on the day's essentials by dear friends a few years ago--and they’re keepers (yes, the friends and the rituals). The following are my favorites so far: Clean house—literally clean…


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In the Mood for a New Year Secret Success Sauce? Gratitude's the Sweet and Simple Recipe, Baby!

Naturally spiritually-minded folks will tuck right into anything that starts like this . . . they see gratitude as a place of rest. Of peace. Where they can just be in a way that they know, however intuitively, is win-win. In contrast, other, more pragmatic types may react differently: "Aw, that’s…


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Want an Amazing Start to the New Year? First Commit to Extraordinary Self-Care. Then. Just. Do It. (For Real)

Ah, extraordinary self-care, #10 of my 10 Beautiful New Year's Resolutions. Let's unpack it further. Because it's actually rigorous stuff for the creatively obsessed, requiring ongoing self-examination toward clarity about energy investments. And more: it's about understanding motivations or…


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Speak These 10 Beautiful New Year's Resolutions Into Being as the New Year You (Yep, the Real You)

First things first: note that we’ll “speak” these beautiful resolutions as if they already exist in us. In our lives. (New Year’s affirmations, anyone?) Because massive creative power resides in that tweak. Now, stay with me. See if any of these beauties sound like you: 1. I’m smiling a lot this…


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10 Tips to Keep the Peace at Your Holiday Table

Let's face it, we all need a peaceful holiday season this year (maybe more than ever). That being the case, whether you're hosting or attending, these straight-ahead tips can help ensure the peaceful holiday table you want and deserve. 1. Keep it light. This means your approach: your part in…