Pontus Jansson Shares Inner Peace Through His Work

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“The real meditation is how you live your life.” Jon Kabat- Zinn One of my new favorite artists that I have learned about in the last few years is Pontus Jansson, an artist from the island of Öland in Sweden. Jansson is a multi-talented artist who has created a name for himself just by doing what he loves and sharing … Read More

Small Town Titans – Info for the fans

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I got pretty obsessed with the Small Town Titans after I heard their cover of “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch“. Then I started listening to their other songs and was completely blown away by Dragonfly and Junkie for You (Hey Mama) and so many others. So I wanted to find out all I could about them and started scouring … Read More

Playing for Change

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?? Playing For Change arose from a common belief that music has the power to connect people regardless of their differences. In 2005, a small group of film makers set out with a dream to create a film rooted in the music of the streets. Not only has that dream been realized, it has grown into a global sensation that … Read More

Small Town Titans

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Like half the rest of the world, it seems, I learned about the Small Town Titans because of their bluesy rendition of “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” that’s being passed all over the internet. I immediately listened to a few more of their songs, like Junkie for You and Piano Man and I was hooked! So when I found … Read More

Tithing to Things that Make My Heart Sing

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” As more people opt for spiritual growth outside organized religion, we tithe to the individuals or organizations who provide us with spiritual nourishment – those who support our spiritual growth or remind us of who we are.” Dr. Kyre Adept, the Spiritual Law of Tithing There was a time when I attended church on a regular basis. It was a Unity Church and … Read More

Rock solid love

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My husband and I used to collect rocks when we traveled to different places. When he passed away, I had a LOT of rocks. Most of them have been incorporated into my home and garden in different ways. This is a heart that I made. I used a wire heart shaped frame and covered it with wire mesh and filled … Read More

How To Stay Young

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I didn’t write this but I think it’s worth sharing.  How to Stay Young – Author Unknown* 1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This  includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That  is why you pay ‘them.’ 2. Keep  only cheerful friends. The  grouches pull you down. 3. Keep  learning. Learn more  about the computer, crafts, gardening, … Read More

My Own Mother Nature

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Nature has always been a very important part of my life thanks, in part, to the influence of my own mother. My mother was an artist at heart. She loved to garden, paint and dabble in various forms of arts and crafts. When we were kids, she would take us to a beautiful little patch of woods (The Mount) where … Read More

Orchid from Heaven

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I don’t really remember how my  husband Tom and I got interested in orchids. Gardening was a hobby for both of us before we met.  He was more interested in growing plants for food, and had a large vegetable garden in his backyard. I was interested in birds and butterflies although back then, I knew nothing about host plants and … Read More

Seeking Enlightenment

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I love this and it very much echoes my own religious views. A few weeks ago, I asked people for recommendations for fiction authors. Someone suggested Nevada Barr. I couldn’t really get into any of her fiction books that I tried, but I did check out a book by her called “Seeking Enlightenment Hat by Hat: A Skeptics Path to … Read More

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