VIDEO: GPS for Inner Peace?

VIDEO: GPS for Inner Peace?

We have so much freedom today. I’m out for a walk in Coconut Grove, Florida today, and I am free as a bird because I have my phone and my GPS. Are you old enough to remember the days when you actually needed…

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A Chinese Love Story

A Chinese Love Story

“Zhi Mei,” they call out, whenever they are lost.  “Zhi Mei.”   It is the call of friends and lovers, sharing excitement or trying to find each other in a crowd, “Zhi Mei.”  It is the call of my parents. “Beautiful Nectar”…

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A Case for Volunteer Travel

A Case for Volunteer Travel

Pack your bags, you’re going on a guilt trip. Many of us have resorted to spend time with our families. This resort style vacation with our family includes hours at the community watering hole, unfortunate group photographs complete with sun-burn lines…

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House Keys

House Keys

That first day I didn’t like your voice and I wanted you replaced. I didn’t like your jacket and I didn’t want you in the space. You left before the rest- like you were the best … And I scoffed and…

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You Might Be Bat Shit Crazy If ….

You Might Be Bat Shit Crazy If ….

I know, we all see it happening, all around us. People are turning batshit crazy left and right. I’m not sure what it is. Is it the internet? The way people post their random musings and we all go.. What? Or…

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A Definitive Guide to Handwritten Thank You Notes

A Definitive Guide to Handwritten Thank You Notes

Yesterday, a friend who received a thank you letter was so thrilled that he decided to post it on Facebook. The letter was perfectly ordinary but the fact that it was handwritten made it noteworthy. It’s both sad and opportune: the…

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VIDEO: Emotions and Weather- Reveal Some Blue Sky

VIDEO: Emotions and Weather- Reveal Some Blue Sky

Ever noticed that your emotions and mental state are similar to the weather? I’m from New England, where the weather has an extreme range. My emotional and mental state follow these crazy extremes. One day I’m bright and shiny. One day…

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Ode to A Forgotten City

Ode to A Forgotten City

I grew up in New York City. I was born in a hospital on 12th Street. The Village. My Mom and Dad brought me home to an apartment on 18th Street. Chelsea. When I was nine months old, we all moved…

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