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Oh What a Year!

Oh what a year!

Oh what a year! On this last day of 2018 (and now into the early hours of 2019), I sit with a glass of wine, in my comfy pj’s and watching the final Hallmark Christmas movies. I also find myself struggling with what to put on paper.  There were plenty of good times and memories, […]

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Photography vs. The World

Photography vs. The World

I’m not certain if we realize just how much photography impacts our world.  It provides glimpses into corners of the world we may never see, it helps to preserve our memories, it shows us both the joys and atrocities all around us.  Sometimes though, they represent a distorted view.  The use of filters and apps, […]

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Meet Me at the Water Cooler

Meet Me

Hey, meet me at the water cooler in 5 minutes!  Hmmm, wonder what chatter is being shared today?  ”People seem to see no difference between an intimate conversation and a conversation at the water cooler.”  ~ Mike Farrell Why is it seemingly easier to share chats or gossip at the water cooler, than to sit […]

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Lover of The Vulnerable & Authentic

Lover of Love

I AM a lover of those who allow themselves to be vulnerable and authentic.  I AM a person who believes in surrounding myself with as much positive energy as possible. This comes from the company I keep (my tribe), from the universe itself and from within my own soul. That being said, it doesn’t mean […]

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The Journey to Self

There are a few things I have learned in life, especially in the past 10 years. We are a people walking around not only connected more to our phones than to ourselves or others, but also hiding behind any number of masks!  The path to self is filled with so many obstacles, it’s no wonder […]

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Woman #4: Naked

Learning to be naked, raw and vulnerable in front of friends, family, your counselor, your pastor, your God is so far out of the comfort zone for so many. It is, however, one of the most courageous, beautiful and powerful things each of us can do.  I (as can a few of my very closet […]

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When Broken is Beautiful

WE are not  broken–remember that!  Things may temporarily shatter our spirit, injure our pride, deflate our ego, wound our heart or soul, but we do not break! The saying is “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”, but I will ask this from a different perspective–are we truly stronger? And if not, so what? J. Raymond […]

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Comfort in Chaos

I believe I have always been more comfortable in chaos:  it’s where creativity blooms, it’s raw, it’s authentic, it has flaws and therefore, it’s imperfectly perfect.  It’s a bit scary, and full of madness. This is where the fire of my soul is ignited and stoked. It is in the chaos that I can live […]

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