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Finding Home

Home should be an oratorio of the memory,  singing to all our after life melodies and harmonies of old remembered joy. – Henry Ward Beecher Home is the nicest word there is. – Laura Ingalls Wilder Home is where, when you … Continue reading

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Art of Imperfection

Wabi Sabi is a way of seeing the world that is at the heart of Japanese culture.  It finds beauty and harmony in what is simple, imperfect, natural, modest, and mysterious. – Mark Reibstein, Wabi Sabi Wabi-sabi suggests that beauty … Continue reading

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Faces of Afghanistan

They are everywhere, these individuals of undaunted humankind, irrepressibly optimistic and proud. – The Carpet Wars, Christopher Kremmer Yet even at their most turbulent, the Afghans have tended to impress travellers with their dignity and hospitality as much as their fierce … Continue reading

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Resilience

Indeed, this life is a test. It is a test of many things – of our convictions and priorities, our faith and our faithfulness, our patience and our resilience, and in the end, our ultimate desires. – Sheri L. Dew … Continue reading

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Power of Play

Life is playfulness. We need to play so that we can rediscover the magic all around us. – Flora Colao We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything, than when we are at play. – Charles Schaefer Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent, and independent with a tremendous […]

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Wanderlust

My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport. – Steve McCurry I’d like to go anywhere. – John Steinbeck Look for chances to take the less-traveled roads. There are no wrong turns. – Susan Magsamen Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had […]

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The Power of Solitude

Solitude is independence. – Hermann Hesse When you acknowledge the integrity of your solitude, and settle into its mystery, your relationships with others take on a new warmth, adventure and wonder. – John O’Donohue In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself. – Laurence Sterne One can be instructed in society; […]

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Tête-à-tête: The Art of Conversation

The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as of being heard. ― William Hazlitt, Selected Essays, 1778-1830 Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after. ― Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea   A single conversation can completely change the trajectory of our lives.  – Kaye Earle […]

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