If You Value Your Life, Why Not Improve Your Health?

Healthy eating is a way of life for my family. But, apparently it’s not that way for everyone…

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The Unbelievable Reality of the Sandy Hook Shooting Three Years Later

It’s been three years since the horrific Sandy Hook School shooting that killed 26 innocent people…and since then more lives have been lost to gun violence…what is unbelievable to me is why…

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Don’t Call Me a Copywriter – I Write Content

The first thing I do after walking into the room reserved for the networking meeting is order a beer. Then I turn to the greeter who signs me in and gives me my nametag, Colleen Swain, Content Writer…And then this happens…”So, you’re a copywriter? …

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Is Switching Back to Standard Time Worth the Trouble?

Many people don’t like Daylight Saving Time. Some say the change upsets sleep patterns and affects productivity for days. So why do we do it? Is the time-change practice to “fall back, spring forward” worth the trouble?

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Brown Bird Mandalas Connect Us

Had I not posted my tribute to Dave Lamb of Brown Bird on this blog, I may never have known about a little girl named Julia and her special connection to Brown Bird. I am honored to share her story . . .

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A Memory of a Long Ago Summer Stays with Me Still

It’s odd how a taste, a smell or an action can stir the senses into recalling a memory. The zinnias in my garden have that effect on me, as does biting into a peach or rubbing shoe polish into old leather. All these things recall another summer . . .

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Have I Lost Optimism After Sandy Hook?

I stopped writing in this space the day 20 first-graders and six educators were shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. I realize now that for me to creatively move on I have to do what I’ve avoided doing for over a year – write about why . . .

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