Living Independently With Love

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(This post was originally published one year ago today. Yet, forever relevant!) Good Morning on this glorious wet and misty Fourth of July 2012 in Michigan. The heavens have been hearing our parched cries for rain – thank goodness! We are beyond blessed to live each day as we choose. To express our power and […]

Guys, Got Pent Up Emotions? It’s All in the Hips. ~ Anthony Ware

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Tears were streaming down my face—I had lump in my throat the size of an apple. My hips were hurting yet feeling good at the same time. Waves of emotions and memories rushed over me. How did I find myself in this situation? Hint: I wasn’t playing golf (and get your mind out of the […]

Sgt. Stubby: War Dog Hero!

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Meet America’s first war dog, a stray Pit Bull/Terrier mix, named Stubby. He became Sgt. Stubby, was the most decorated war dog of World War I and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat. One day he appeared at Yale Field in New Haven, Connecticut; while a group of soldiers were training, […]

Opening The Gateway of Love

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As one of the American pioneers credited for bringing Eastern spirituality to the West, Ram Dass had more than four decades of spiritual training to help guide him when he suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage in 1997. Nonetheless, in the hours after his devastating stroke, he lay in a gurney staring at the pipes on […]

Growing Up With a Fat Dad

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I grew up with a fat dad – 450 pounds at his heaviest. Every week he would rotate to a new fad diet, and my family ended up eating whatever freeze-dried, saccharin-loaded concoction he was trying at that moment. By the time I was 9, I was an expert on Atkins, Pritikin and Weight Watchers, […]

Laughter, Love & Letting Go

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What did you let go of this year? Whom did you let go? This is the story of the day I let go of my mom and my dog rolled in her ashes. Mom passed away February 5 of this year after a short yet hellish battle with cancer. Before she died, we had many […]

Hope: The #1 Reason to Give

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All her life, Vanessa has had issues with her knees. But, it never stopped her from being active, until one day her left knee swelled up like a balloon and Vanessa could barely walk. The swelling dissipated within a week and with no other symptoms, she didn’t worry that it was something more serious like […]

The Yoga Journey Continues….And Heats Up

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Last time, I shared with you my new yoga journey and how I am trying to make yoga a habit in my life. Last week I hit a bit of a speed bump and didn’t go for a week. My friend Lauren, who I have been going with, started a new job, so we could […]

Hurdle-Jumping Cow Thinks She’s A Horse

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When Regina Mayer’s parents dashed her hopes of getting a horse, the resourceful 15-year-old didn’t sit in her room and sulk. Instead, she turned to a cow called Luna to make her riding dreams come true. Hours of training, and tons of treats, cajoling and caresses later, the results are impressive: not only do the […]

The Billionaire Who Is Planning His 125th Birthday

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One morning in early January, David Murdock awoke to an unsettling sensation. At first he didn’t recognize it and then he couldn’t believe it, because for years – decades, really – he maintained what was, in his immodest estimation, perfect health. But now there was this undeniable imperfection, a scratchiness and swollenness familiar only from […]