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The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet was on Masterchef

This week I was at the Melbourne Convention Centre to hear the Dalai Lama speak on Compassion The Foundation of Well Being. I've been curious...

5 Perfect Spots in Provence

    Provence, France is a beautiful place to visit. Whenever you hear people talk about the “South of France” this is part of what they...
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The End of Your Life Book Club

Look no further, I have the book for you: The End of Your Life Book Club, by Will Schwalbe.  This memoir is about the...

Daring Stupidly: Pay Attention!

(Note: Part 2 of a series exploring my reaction to “ Daring Greatly ” by Brene Brown, and how vulnerability and shame get in the...

Insider Tips on Using Travel Booking Sites

Hopefully you’ve set aside time this summer for a nice vacation in between summer school and the kids’ band camp.  Many of us have...
Spring Gardening Checklist

Spring Gardening Checklist

Spring Gardening Checklist Spring has finally sprung across the United States and while some gardening enthusiasts are still staring out of their frost-bitten kitchen windows...
Happy Woman

5 Crucial Lessons Every Woman Should Know

No matter how busy a woman is, she should know these five important things to have a fulfilling life. We live life in a hurry...
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What Are the Best Spring Travel Deals?

After a brutal winter, reward yourself with a spring getaway? But where to? Orbitz senior editor Jeanenne Tornatore offers tips on Lunch Break. Photo:...

Discover Blue Zones Around The World

Dan Buettner, an American writer, and explorer published a book in 2008 called The Blue Zone: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've...
packing bag

Getting Organized for Travel – What’s In Your Bag?

There was a time when I was quite the road warrior. I traveled for work at least once a month and my husband and...