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Stress Busters for Moms and Writers: Body
By     |    Feb 20, 2014
Posted in: Aging, Family, Spirit Lady, Writing     |    10 Comments

Stress Busters for Moms and Writers: Body

Have the planets aligned in a certain dysfunctional pattern or is the winter blahs just hitting everyone harder this year? My peeps are seriously stressed. I swear if I hear “polar vortex” one more time I’m gonna karate chop the TV. Whatever the reason for everyone’s depression, lack of energy, and overall bad mood, I thought it would be the perfect time to pep you up with some of my […]

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My Experience with World Religion: Judaism
By     |    Feb 6, 2014
Posted in: Spirit Lady, Travel     |    2 Comments

My Experience with World Religion: Judaism

Judaism. Of all the faiths, it seems like the Jews have had the toughest go of it with regards to religious freedom. Throughout ancient history and into the modern day, the Jewish people have faced persecution and have even had to fight for their lives. All for being Jewish. Which brings me to a very humbling experience that I had at a place where that sort of persecution happened to […]

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My Experience with World Religion: Islam
By     |    Jan 16, 2014
Posted in: Family, Religion, Spirit Lady, Travel     |    6 Comments

My Experience with World Religion: Islam

Disclaimer: This was an incredibly difficult post to write. First off, Islam has so much controversy surrounding it: Jihad, 9-11, suicide bombings, and the list goes on. These terrible things are perpetuated by bad people. Secondly, I have Muslim friends (both in America and abroad) and I love them. They are good people. With that said, I feel compelled to speak out against the extremist factions of Islam that perpetuate […]

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My Experience with World Religion: Christianity
By     |    Jan 1, 2014
Posted in: Paranormal, Spirit Lady     |    6 Comments

My Experience with World Religion: Christianity

SPOILER ALERT: Do NOT allow children to read this! Major Spoiler Alert! (Probably THE spoiler alert of all spoiler alerts). ———————— With the Christmas season all wrapped up and put away for the next 12 months, I decided to reflect on my experience as a mother to a six-year-old. People, I’ve never had to lie so much in my life. My little man, X, is asking questions these days. LOTS […]

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My Experience with World Religion: Buddhism
By     |    Dec 19, 2013
Posted in: Spirit Lady, Travel     |    2 Comments

My Experience with World Religion: Buddhism

When I envision a Buddhist, I always think of someone very centered, in the moment, and peaceful. And I can relate to the need for inner balance because I have always been naturally drawn to Eastern practices like meditation and yoga. I grew up in the Midwest where I had very little exposure to other cultures, so I have no idea where that tendency came from. Every time we visit […]

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My Experience with World Religion: Hinduism
By     |    Dec 5, 2013
Posted in: Spirit Lady, Travel     |    7 Comments

My Experience with World Religion: Hinduism

I’ve been married three times. Yep, three times to the same man. The first ceremony was at the courthouse to get our marriage license. The second was a Catholic ceremony at Paradise Cove in Malibu because I always wanted a beach wedding. The third was a Hindu one when we visited Malaysia for the first time. PS–I’d never met my husband’s family until that trip two years after our first […]

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World Religions: Let’s Explore
By     |    Nov 7, 2013
Posted in: Religion, Spirit Lady, Travel     |    10 Comments

World Religions: Let’s Explore

My husband and I have been seeking out new churches. We are Catholic, but since we had kids, we realize that Catholicism doesn’t support us as a family. We have energetic kids who cannot control the volume of their voices and do not want to sit for an hour straight (isn’t this every kid?). We walked away from the church when we were kicked out of Mass because our son […]

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