ABC Week 7: 13 Ways to Enjoy Beauty Right This Minute

Photo by Rob Mulally on Unsplash “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul” -John Muir Do you think of beauty as a need? Do you listen when your soul cries out to sit in the park another five minutes, buy the …

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ABC Week 6: Let a Little Laughter In!

Photo by Seth Doyle on Unsplash “Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.” – Lord Byron ***Author’s Note: through some unknown error, this post, which was scheduled to post July 3, did not post as scheduled! As I was celebrating the holiday with my family, I did not catch this error until my return …

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ABC Week 5: Learn Something New and Invigorate Your Brain

Photo by Steve Halama on Unsplash “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” -Henry Ford I’m the first-time parent of a one-year-old. Far and away my favorite thing,  other than just falling in love with Little Monster, has been to watch him learn. He is …

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Free Culture Alert! Twin Cities Jazz Festival 2017

Photograph by William White “Gosh, I wish I could go see some live music or a play or something. But everything’s so expensive. Sigh. Might as well stay home and watch bingewatch Netflix….again….” Hang on, my friend! I have something very fun and very FREE for you to do this weekend, if you live in the Twin Cities area! The …

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ABC Week 4: Slow Down and Notice Your Life

Photograph By Jonas Weckshmeid How often do you notice your life? Do you stop to notice the moment only during the “big” events in life: the vacations, the ceremonies, the holidays? Or do you stop to breathe in the magic that is found in the everyday? The steam quietly rising from your coffee cup. Your …

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