No Man’s an Island

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“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” -Herman Melville I know I … Continue reading

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Of Adventure, Authenticity, and A & W

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“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.” -May Sarton   Odd as it sounds, I have great affinity for A & W. From one moment to the next, it changed … Continue reading

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What If? …

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  “I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, for love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, but the faith … Continue reading

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Purple Rain

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Wanda St.Hilaire When searching for a trail to the road less traveled, it’s a rather simple endeavor if you are surrounded by other ‘free-range humans’ (as coined by Marianne Cantwell). These are people living life by their uniquely personal terms … Continue reading

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In Search of Amazing

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I did not immediately hear about the horrific tragedy that occurred in Calgary in April. I found out while speaking to my dad in Edmonton, who insists on keeping me abreast of bad news. I researched the story online as … Continue reading

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Don’t Talk to Strangers (Not!)

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  My passionate Latina soul was born in the prairie town of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Stubble-jumping. Even as a little girl, I didn’t have much of a nesting instinct. I abandoned dolls early and was perpetually packing a sack to … Continue reading

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The Yellow Brick Path to Your Purpose

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“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” -Robert Bryne  After attending the big writing conference in February, I decided to do an audit of my book writing efforts. I avoid numbers like I would flesh-eating disease and haven’t … Continue reading

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Get On My Horse

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“Probably some of the best things that ever happened to you in life happened because you said yes to something. Otherwise, things just sort of stay the same. -Danny Wallace, Yes Man While in San Miguel last week I was … Continue reading

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Do What You Love (Even if the Money Never, Ever Follows)

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Ignoring your passion is slow suicide. Never ignore what your heart pumps for. Mold your career around your lifestyle. Not your lifestyle around your career. – Unknown The girl I sat next to on the plane looked shy, but approachable. … Continue reading

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Lighten Up, Francis!

“Last night I lost the world, and gained the universe.” -C.JoyBell C. When we were younger, my sister and I would use the above expression if the other was getting a tad too bitchy. Now later in life, we typically … Continue reading

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