Can Gratitude Literally Alter the Brain and the Heart?

“Today be thankful and think how rich you are. Your family is priceless, your time is gold  and your health is wealth.” – Zig Ziglar  Gratitude is a funny thing. In some parts of the world, somebody who gets a clean drink of water, some food, or a worn out pair of shoes can be […]

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High Blood Pressure Means Your Heart is Telling You Something: Listen

About three weeks ago I woke up with a headache.  I rarely get a headache.  I thought I had eaten to much salt the day before and that I had a “sodium headache”.  A term my daughter and son-in-law introduced me to.  So I drank plenty of water to flush my system and had no […]

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Meditation & Miracles

One of my objectives for this year is to mediate more frequently than once or twice a week.  So I decided to start by meditating everyday, this January.  To my surprise I have only missed a couple of days.  Every morning after my tea, I lay in a comfortable position and begin.  I just meditate […]

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Underground Railroad Visit

Wisconsin’s Role In Taking The Underground Railrod To Freedom As an African American, some of my father’s family, that had not moved North, where sharecroppers in Mississippi. As a young girl, on one visit I saw cotton growing.  I had some understanding of slavery and wanted the experience of picking it. The cotton was not […]

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There Is Power In Letting Go of Control

“Accept what is, let go of what was and have faith in what will be.”  — Sonia Ricotti Lat year I Illustrated a children’s book Color Me Purple and created my first coloring book The Art of Now Coloring Book. I did this while working on a few graphic design projects (my bread and butter […]

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Be Open To Life Changes

John F. Kennedy once said, “The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable.” Have you ever found yourself in a position where change was inevitable? You may have felt annoyed, frustrated, or even scared about how that part of your life was going to change. Maybe you felt trapped—the change was going […]

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