21-Day Meditation Experience: Hope in Uncertain Times – Day 18 Making Hope Real

“Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.” – Vaclav Havel Message of the Day Today’s meditation is about helping to make hope real for others. Of course, fundamentally each…

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21-Day Meditation Experience: Hope in Uncertain Times – Day 9 How to Truly Trust in Yourself

It’s difficult to have hope if you can’t trust in yourself. “Assurance of hope is more than life, it is health, strength… and beauty.” – John Charles Ryle Message of the Day Today’s meditation is about finding a deeper understanding of the word “trust.” Typically, trust is something we have in other people or situations.…

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21-Day Meditation Experience: Hope in Uncertain Times – Day 8 Activating the Hope Inside You

This is week two and we start to explore where hope can take you.  By activating hope and awareness, you bring new possibilities to light.  You bring awareness to the present in order to activate hope. “Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope.…

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21-Day Meditation Experience: Hope in Uncertain Times – Day 7 The Secret to Finding Hope Everywhere

This first week we learned that hope is a real and powerful force.  Today we learn about how every obstacle or problem has a solution through hope.  When you are aware and appreciate all that you have, it is more likely that you will have what you hope for.  Gratefulness is a powerful secret to…

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Pink Velvet Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and won’t it be wonderful to make your loved ones something sweet and pink to eat. I’ve got Pink Velvet Cupcakes, and Cream Cheese Frosting kissed by strawberries is perfection on top. These cupcakes are velvety smooth and easy to make in one bowl. Print Yum Pink Velvet…

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Plum Sauce for Thanksgiving

Cranberries don’t have to be the only fruit to grace your Thanksgiving table. People forget that plums are readily available this season and are beautiful fruit with rich color that can enhance the holiday table. I was thinking about Plum Sauce rather than Cranberry Sauce this year to change things up. You can start ahead…

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Pistachio Brownie Pudding

In the American West, Pistachio harvest occurs in September or October when the fruit is mature and the shell has split. So, this is the perfect time for Pistachio recipes as the rich nuts are readily available and fresh. The pretty green hues of pistachios bring freshness to the heavy colors of fall and hearty…

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Staying & Dining At The Palazzo & Venetian Resort Hotels

While I just couldn’t make it to Italy this month to bring you my Italian inspirations or an autumn in Italy, I do want to report on my visit to what you might call the closest to Italy in America …. in a kitschy way. I did not head to Little Italy, but this month…

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