Blooming Beauty All Around!

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We’ve all heard this saying, “You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” Today’s post, Flowers!

It’s mid-summer and aren’t many of us surrounded by beautiful flowers either where we live, where we work or where we are traveling? I think most of us would be hard pressed to say there isn’t a beautiful garden to enjoy somewhere near us. What is it about flowers that make us ...

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The Clean 15

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Avocados are not only an exceptionally nutritious super-food, they have topped the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) — The Clean 15. According to EWG, fruits and vegetables on The Clean 15 list had the lowest pesticide load, and consequently are the safest conventionally grown crops to consume from the standpoint of pesticide contamination.

Just like with The Dirty Dozen, I use the EWG’s annual Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides to inform ...

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Jeepers Creepers – What To Do With Those Old Peepers…

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This week I stopped by a Lenscrafters for an eyeglass adjustment. While there, I noticed the brochures about donating unused eyeglasses or making a donation to an organization they sponsor, called OneSight. Many of you may have heard of them. Onesight is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to the global vision care crisis.

What crisis you may ask? According to VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services for Humanity) approximately 670 million people worldwide are functionally blind or visually impaired because they do not ...

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Two Books I Read from Everyday!

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Yep, I look at these two books every morning! And when I say “read” I mean I turn to a random page each day and am beautifully reminded of the abundance of living simply and with gratitude. I’ve had these books for three years and never tire of reading these gems of wisdom from the author, Mina Parker. She interjects her thoughts with quotes including Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Gertrude Stein and others. Not only do I pause with each ...

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