Breaking Traditions–We Must Sail On

Christmas.

Forty-seven years celebrated exactly the same– same family members;  same neighbors;  same hand made ornaments each telling a nostalgic tale, same trivial meal preparation squabbles; same Christmas Eve Mass…sacred traditions created with love and family bonding for almost half a century.

So what happens when you lose an integral part of that tradition?

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Thankful for Catching The Travel Bug

As Thanksgiving approaches, we are thinking of all the blessings we are so grateful for–family, friends, our faith, freedom, health, education…our gratitude list could wrap around the globe–but what we are extremely thankful for this year, is the “world” itself; we are grateful for being bitten by the travel bug and having the desire to see every corner of this awe-inspiring planet!

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A Mother-Daughter Weekend Adventure in San Francisco

Talk about an epic weekend! Hi everyone. It’s Brooke. I just got back from the most incredible weekend in San Francisco and want to share our adventures with you. I’m not saying we hit everything on our list because we didn’t come close, but we certainly tried to get as much in as possible.

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A “Beyond Expectations” Weekend Getaway in Indianapolis

This weekend, Brooke had a competition in Indianapolis.  Parents were given the option of attending, and asking me to go away for a weekend is the no brainer of all no brainers.   I had absolutely no expectations, but was happy to enjoy a weekend with my daughter and experiencing a new city.

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Our Mother-Daughter One Year “Trek Around The World” Bucket List

 

My mom and I have begun planning the unthinkable to many, but for us, this itinerary is as real as it gets.  Between the two of us, we have compiled a “Must See/Do List” for each continent.  We are sure we will travel to many of these places before the “BIG TRIP”, so we will cross those off as we go, leaving the unchartered locations for the 2025 trek around the globe.

 

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Three Reasons Not To Start Practicing Yoga

Today is my two-month YOGAversary. Yes, I’m aware of the exact date I began practicing yoga and am celebrating each and every second, minute, hour, month–everyday should be a celebration of something, right?

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But heed my warning: Yoga is a powerful force that you may want to avoid at all costs.  I was not aware of the spell it would cast over every aspect of my being.  I am writing this to save you!  BEWARE!!!

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What The Season Of Autumn Symbolizes To Us

Thinking about autumn always brings warm thoughts to mind– cozy sweaters, colorful scarves, apple cider, pumpkin pies, etc.  However, the scientific, historical and astrological meanings of the season are much deeper than you may realize.  Ancient cultures  have associated many aspects of Autumn to human life. These powerful associations are reminders that Mother Nature has a profound influence on our lives.

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So besides enjoying the kaleidoscope of color that is ready to take the stage, stop and reflect on the deeper symbolism of this beautiful season.

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