Create a Vision Board to Get More Clarity

“The more clear you are about what you want, the more likely you are to achieve it.” –Billy Cox I don’t know about you, but every once in awhile I get into a funk that I just can’t seem to shake. Most of the time I’m able to ride it out by being mindfully aware […]

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The World on a Vegan Plate – Spain

This month, we’re traveling to Spain for Paella, Rioja & Jésus de Galíndez. While visiting Spain last year, I quickly realized this VERY meat-centric country loves their tapas but most are animal based & I was hard-pressed to find a lot of vegan options. However, once we arrived in Barcelona, we found tucked away in the very […]

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Boot Camp or Bust – Why Women Over 50 Need To Exercise

“To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.” –Gene Tunney About 4 weeks ago, I signed up for Long Beach Boot Camp and it has been a life saver for me. Let me be very clear about one thing – I am NOT an exercise fanatic. I have, however, tried many different types […]

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Favorites Friday – British TV

In honor of my recent vacation to the U.K. and the fact that I’m a hopeless Anglophile, I thought I would share what British TV I’m watching at the moment. However, let me be VERY clear about something – I watch A LOT of British programs! If I dared to list everything, you would think that all I […]

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Escape to the Country – Norfolk, England

“When the weather’s good, there’s no better place to be than the British countryside.” –Ross Kemp  Usually when I travel to the U.K., I stay in a “suburb” of London with our longtime friends, Keith & Donna. This visit however, I was lucky enough to escape to the country for a few days of rest & […]

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Chasing Doc Martin in Port Isaac, Cornwall

“I’ve got 99 problems and Portwenn is all of them.” –Dr. Martin Ellingham I have wanted to visit Port Isaac – County of Cornwall on the west coast of England – for years. This sleepy little fishing village with a population of less than 50 permanent residents has been on my bucket list of places to visit […]

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Packing for 3 Weeks in England Using 1 Carry-On Suitcase

“He who would travel happily must travel light.” –Antoine de St. Exupery Last year when I was entertaining the idea of becoming more minimalistic, I already had a 2 week trip planned to Turkey & Spain. After reading about how many people were only packing a carry-on suitcase when traveling, I decided I would challenge […]

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Living More Simply by Tackling Wardrobe Clutter – Part 4

“The more you have, the more occupied you are. The less you have, the more free you are.”  –Mother Teresa                                                    It’s the end of the month & I’m very happy […]

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Living More Simply by Tackling Wardrobe Clutter – Part 3

“Discard everything that does not spark joy.” –Marie Kondo Last week while the decluttering project continued, I had a bit of an emotional crisis. It wasn’t because of all the clothes I’m getting rid of, it was because of the mounting evidence that I do indeed have a problem. Case in point – this coat: […]

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Living More Simply by Tackling Wardrobe Clutter – Part 2

“You can’t reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterdays junk”. –Louise Smith As if I didn’t need any more motivation to declutter my wardrobe, my husband and son’s reaction to last weeks blog was more than enough. Between Jerome’s silent head shaking & Chris’ loud disapproval (what does a 22 […]

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