The Pearl



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PearlWithin each of us lies a glistening pearl. It is one’s Essence. The True Self. That part which shines forth when the best foot is put forward. One may not even recognize that the pearl has begun to shine, so intent is s/he on “just making it the best I can” through this life.

Then one day something profound, Continue reading



Nice Girls vs. Kind Women – One Willow Apothecaries

distorted media that surrounds us, a dimness that we swim in as if it were most natural of waters, I cannot help but have a righteous wave roll up to break in my heart. Is it time we reclaimed our own ability to self define. To take back our self representation. Time to flesh out the image of women everywhere and be shown in our fullness. It is time to let go of the mild poison that is

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Designing Happiness – Experience Life

“Best-selling author Dan Buettner shares insights from the world’s happiest people that can boost the well-being of communities and their citizens.”


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$ Money $ Post 1: Provenance


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Welcome to the first post in the new $ Money $ series I mentioned last week!

Today we will discuss the provenance of money. During your reading of this post, you will discover (or remember) who invented money.  Before we address those ideas, however, let’s think about how a society worked before the invention of money. Continue reading

A new series: $ Money $


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Love it or hate it, money is a part of modern life. Some people want nothing to do with it while others can’t seem to get enough of it. Still others are content living paycheck to paycheck while others might be the millionaires next door with nothing (visible) to show for it. Continue reading