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Holiday Traditions

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Finally, it's December! All day and night there's a frost that lingers. Snow is falling outside and the fire inside warm our homes. It's the most wonderful time of the year! There are many things about this holiday season that bring me joy. From the lights to the carols, 'tis truly a season to be jolly!  I have many memories of great Christmases. Over the years, my own traditions have evolved from childhood to adulthood. I have kept some favorites and created some new ones. As a kid, my favorite holiday tradition was Christmas caroling. I know almost every Christmas...

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Four Hattast-ique Years

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October is here. There is a chill in the air. A change in the wind. The days are getting shorter. The sunsets are more vibrant.There's something strangely beautiful about this season. It reminds me how important it is allow changes to flow. I cannot stop a leaf from letting go of it's branch. I can only appreciate the act of life that it graciously expresses. From a bud to a flower in the spring, to the thriving green leafs that hang from the tree all summer, to an explosion of bright warm colors that cover the earth, as we slowly...

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Oh, the Places You'll Go!

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With the new season just around the corner, I can't help but to think change is in the air again. The school year has begun. Summer has surely ended. It feels as though time is speeding up, racing towards the end of the year. There is nothing I can do about this never fleeting feeling except to sit back and enjoy the ride.   As I think about all the different stages of life, I realize that with without change, we can never experience anything new. And though some changes can hit you like a tidal wave, there is always...

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Life as an Ebb and Flow

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I was reflecting on the amazing summer that I had with my family and friends and started to picture life as an ebb and flow.  Man I have been feeling on top of the world lately, I am enjoying the feeling that the bit! Me is back (basically I feel like myself again).  After a rough year, fighting personal battles, it feels like the victory has finally set in.  I had to take the journey of the ebb to find me again. It was painful. I was resistant to the fact that I had put all my self-identity and worth...

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2018 So Far...

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Time sure does fly. Especially when you're not pay any attention to it. I can't believe the first six months of the year have come and gone. What an adventure it has been so far!  As I sit here on this hot summer day, as the afternoon thunder storms start to roll in, I can't help but to take the time to reflect on all the experiences we have had. Since January, we have done nine events. We have been on the road longer than we have been home. And when we are home, when the stars and our schedules...

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