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November 16, 2019

Things take the time they take. Don't worry.” – Mary Oliver

A beautiful seaside pier has come to symbolize that things will work out and expectations fulfilled.

The pier also represents goals achieved and success as well as joy and love of life. Seaside piers challenge...

October 19, 2019

When researching the connection between personal responsibility and beer, one of the top search results was the link:

Can I Sue a Bar if I Get a DUI in LA?

Of course, it was.

Give me a break. How about leaving the bar alone and suing your parents for malpractice instead?

I...

September 17, 2019

Rock & roll has always defined and prided itself in its authenticity.

Since the late 40’s, screaming guitars and teens have rocked hard against the opposing forces of commercialism, of selling out. Of pop music. Quintessential Americana, the jukebox has come to symboliz...

August 20, 2019

The audacious hope of rooted things…” – Cynthia Bond, Ruby

In nature, the tree and the forests in which they reside are ancient and powerful symbols of resilience.

An undercurrent of stubborn determination runs throughout the natural world. Despite the harshest of condi...

July 17, 2019

"Usually one must go to a bowling alley to meet a woman of your stature."   -- John Gielgud 

It’s still pretty snazzy for being one of the oldest of sports.

Bowling may feel like an aging 50’s darling but in fact is holding up pretty darn good for being 5,000 years...

June 19, 2019

Listen to silence. It has so much to say.” – Rumi   

If you’regoing to give the therapy that is silence a try, a beautiful place to do it is on a peaceful, empty beach. Just not during Nyepi.

An annual Hindu celebration observed in Bali, Indonesia, Nyepi is the Fes...

May 19, 2019

I don’t need easy; I just need possible.” – Bethany Hamilton

If it’s development of grit and perseverance you’re after, make surfing your passion.

The act of surfing requires a lot of effort before a potential payoff. There is a lot of energy expended and many instances...

April 17, 2019

"Seashells remind us that every passing life leaves something beautiful behind." – Unknown

What begins as the body and outer protective layer of diverse and vibrant sea animals, later wash ashore vacant and lifeless, as beautiful, captivating skeletal remains. Seashells...

March 18, 2019

Invented in 1983 as a small doll for his daughter Kate, Chris Wigg’s Polly Pocket was tiny and cartoon-like. By 1989, Polly was licensed and launched by Bluebird Toys in Swindon, England, complete with her own little home. During the 90’s, toy giant Mattel distributed...

February 25, 2019

One of the places we often express our confidence is on our feet.

From athletic shoes to heels, our footwear helps us express ourselves and can be as unique as we are.

Our shoes as ourselves:

A study by researcher Russell W. Belk (University of Utah) speaks to the power o...

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