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Monthly Music Mix: A Year In Review

Every New Year people make evaluations of themselves and embark on fresh new trails and promises of positive changes to come over the next twelve months. So as 2015 settles…

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The Dreamer Embodied: Searoon Succulents

Succulents have been ruling the trends in the plant world for their vibrancy, sustainability and distinctive shapes. That’s why Tamar Sahakian of Searoon Succulents finds beauty in cultivating her own…

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Star-Stretched Hearts

Having sought the whole world over And the whole year through To find things beautiful, lovely and true And having failed on occasion I seek to start anew To love…

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New Is Different And Why It’s Ok

December is a contradictory month for me. The impending new year introduces a sense of renewal but, essentially, another year is expiring at the hands of time. I always feel…

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Twelve Bells On Christmas

I have loved a great many and a great depth And I have lost as much as I loved, if not more I picked up instead bad habits and excuses…

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Because Breaking Can Be Beautiful

It’s that time of year again, where gratitude is in abundance as we’re reminded and inspired to count our blessings. But, do you ever feel like there’s only room to…

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Give Them A Listen: The Hunts

Think dreamy melodies and nostalgia, and you’ve got The Hunts’ catchy new single “Make This Leap.” Led by vocalists Josh and Jenni Hunt, these seven siblings from Chesapeake, Virginia, play…

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Hymn of Gratitude

I do not know why pears choose to ripen this time of year But I am grateful. I do not know how far the church bells carry or if they…

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Oh, To Be Brave

Knights, martyrs, soldiers, activists, and daredevils. Titles like these remind us of bravery. As a caricature, courage might look like a hunting, smoking, whiskey-swilling Hemingway. But what about the modern…

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Monthly Music Mix: On Gratitude

Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend… when we choose not to focus…

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Shame, You Can’t Stay

Shame is the intensely painful feeling that we are unworthy of love and belonging. —Brené Brown To experience shame is to be fully human; to at times feel inadequate, insufficient, inferior,…