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A Hattast-ique Halloween

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It is that time of year again. The neighborhood streets will be filled with ghosts, witches and terrifying creatures. This is not the time to be afraid. It is time to embrace the spirit of Halloween! "All Hallow's Eve" Halloween originated from the ancient Celtic celebration "All Hallows Day", a three day long festival honoring the Saints and the faithfully departed. Over the centuries new traditions have taken place. But over all, the meaning still remains. Halloween is a time for honoring the dead. A Hattast-ique Halloween As a kid, this day was always one of my favorite holidays. Maybe...

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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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The Magic of the Hat

There is that moment when you find the perfect hat, when you put it on it is like magic.  It fits perfectly and expresses exactly what you want, maybe it is subtle or maybe it showing just enough flair to complete a look you are going for.  Have you felt that magic moment? Hats serve many purposes.  An essential purpose is protecting us from the elements.  A hat can keep the sun off your face, a winter cap keeps your head warm and I appreciate this type of wear the most as it reminds me I am fortunate to be...

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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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