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Thoughts and views on life

Valentine’s Day: Make Love, Not War—It’s Hug a Stranger Day :)

As you know, today has been declared Valentine’s Day, and people everywhere will be showing their devotion for one another through exchanges of gifts, candy, and cheesy (or even cheeky)  greeting cards. Yet, though personally I think that Valentine’s Day is a bit of a commercial business, there’s no doubt the day presents a wonderful opportunity for each of us to show our loved ones how much we care. But, let’s not stop (or start) on Valentine’s Day. We should share our love with our friends and family every day of the year. When was the last time you told your spouse or significant other how much you love and appreciate them? When was the last time you told them, “I love you”?  As my husband Teon and I approach our 19th anniversary next month (yes, I said 19th, lol) , I think about all of the days when we were super busy with our book business, but we always managed to squeeze in a hug or two during the day. A few minutes a …


Some Notes on Reinventing Yourself

No matter where you are in life, there is always an opportunity to change anything that is stagnant and not conducive to your growth or happiness. You deserve to be happy and to live a full and joyful life, don’t you think? As a person who has reinvented herself many times over, I truly know how freeing it can be to change things up a bit and step out with faith into the unknown. Yes, change can be a little uncomfortable, maybe even downright scary, but I promise you, it is so worth it! Several moons ago, my husband Teon and I lived in New Jersey, where  he was born. One day out of the blue, we decided to move to Virginia. Believe it or not, the next weekend, we packed our little car with as much as we could fit, and we headed off. Yes, I was nervous about moving to a new place. And yes, I was sad about leaving my family and everything I knew behind. But, I felt that in order …