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Life is Really Simple

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Posted by on September 26, 2016 in Empowerment, Inspiration

 

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A Happy Bowl of Chicken Soup for the Soul

chicken soup for the soul, amy newmark, simply happy, booksIt never ceases to amaze me each time I hear the story about how many times Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen were initially rejected by publishers for their Chicken Soup for the Soul book. I listened to an interview Jack Canfield had with Oprah Winfrey when he stated that on top of those rejections they were even criticized for the title of the book. How crazy is that? I wonder if those same people who rejected the now internationally known book(s) still feel the same way today.

Recently I read a copy of Simply Happy by Amy Newmark, Chicken Soup for the Soul Editor-in-Chief. Oh my gosh, if you have not had the opportunity to read any of the books from the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, I highly recommend you start with this volume. Simply Happy contains a plethora of advice and wisdom that gives simple, doable suggestions for making your life, well, simply happy! This book does not contain a lot of technological jargon to dissect, but contains bite-size experiences that anyone can apply to their life.

You will be introduced to snippets of many heartwarming stories by contributors who shared some of their most intimate, emotional, spiritual and educational life-learning experiences from previous issues. The book will launch on October 4, 2016, and is a great gift item for those “Chicken Soupers” on your list. Pre-order your book today from Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Once you start reading this inspirational book, you will not be able to put it down. It is very well-written and challenges you to positively and boldly “step out of your comfort zone.” You will begin to see many things we commonly take for granted in a new light, with renewed life! Be sure to follow Amy Newmark on her Twitter page @amynewmark. After reading this book don’t forget to post a review online. This is a must-read. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I am sure you will too.

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2016 in Empowerment, Books, Inspiration

 

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The Brain…The Brain!

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Posted by on September 24, 2016 in Reflections, Social Media

 

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The Apples Are Coming on Food Porn Friday

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We have arrived at that time of the year where apple festivals are happening all around the world. In celebration of Food Porn Friday we are featuring the ever-popular, classic, good old-fashioned apple pie. Can’t you just taste that mouthwatering slice of cinnamony, sugary deliciousness tantalizing your taste buds? I sure can. If you’re in the mood for apple crisps, apple tarts or any other type of apple dessert, then why not give them a try in your kitchen?

Check out this deep dish, scrumptious apple pie recipe from the kitchen of Betty Crocker. This recipe serves 8, takes 45 minutes to prepare and bakes in 2 hours and 20 minutes. Bon appetit! Happy #FoodPornFriday!

 
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Posted by on September 23, 2016 in Food

 

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The Tracks of Change

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Posted by on September 22, 2016 in Empowerment, Inspiration

 

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Mystery Behind the Double Bananas

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2015 Double Bananas (upper left)

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2016 Double Bananas (upper right)

Can someone please explain the tale behind the twin bananas? When two bananas grow together, is it really a sign of fertility recognized in Hawaiian or Filipino cultures as I once heard?

Let’s face it, when you see something that naturally looks different, it leaves you in complete awe and for me it is fascinating! Last year one of my banana trees yielded the very first twin or double banana I’ve ever seen. While I was inspecting the new bananas that blossomed from one of my banana trees a few weeks ago, I saw another twin or double banana. What on earth is going on? I am not using any special fertilizer, so believe me this is tripping me out!

Interestingly, after I discovered and cut the group of bananas that contained the double bananas last year, I found out a few months later that the daughter of one of my best friends was expecting with twins. Naturally, I thought the fertility saying was true. This year, I didn’t cut this bunch yet, but I am awaiting news of someone who may be close to me who is probably pregnant.

Is this just a myth or is there really truth into this fertility phenomena? You tell me. Please leave me a comment if there is indeed some truth to this saying and if you know the origins of it because I could not find anything in my search for confirmation.

 
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Posted by on September 21, 2016 in Culture/Language, Nature

 

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Pause…Enjoy the View

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What does the view from your window look like? 

Stop and take a moment to enjoy the view!

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Hiking, Sightseeing, Mountains

Bird Watching, Camera

Walking, Beach

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Thank you!

 
 

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