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KonMari’d – My Way

I have chosen joy and my home as my sanctuary.  If I am not at work or stretching out my ache bones in a yoga class or dancing away my stresses on someone's dance floor you can probably find me chillin' in my sanctuary.  Now that I have KonMari'd (yeah I added a "d" to… Continue reading KonMari’d – My Way

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Fabric Joy

After giving away two large bins of art supplies and probably the equivalent size of three body bags of fabric, I silently and privately mourned the loss.  Luckily, in the practice of the KonMari Method™ I kept all things that bring me joy, which in short is two large college size trunks of fabric! Joy..................… Continue reading Fabric Joy

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Mindfulness, Gratitude and Compassion

This phase, the phase of getting older and the real life "stuff" will continue to bring about difficult decisions and challenges. As I watch both my parents battle with cancer, I put on my oxygen mask first and love on them even harder and more deliberately. And I as love on them, I love on… Continue reading Mindfulness, Gratitude and Compassion

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KonMari & Letting Go

My head is throbbing from over-purging! I am emotionally and physically exhausted. As I sit here I stop and stand before you in my polka dot red and white onesie with my right-hand lifted, I confess to you that I am an organized hoarder! Yes, Kenya the one who organizes Swap Parties and purges with… Continue reading KonMari & Letting Go

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My Ayurveda Journey

Four months ago I hit the Amazon Prime Buy Now button and soon after cracked opened my first book on Ayurveda, The Science of Self Healing, by Vasant Lad. Three books later I have had at least four Ayurveda consultations, a three night stay at an Ayurveda resort and a total lifestyle change. What is Ayurveda?… Continue reading My Ayurveda Journey

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The Jungle

Have you ever been in a situation and you wondered, "did I miss something?"  Those were my initial thoughts during what felt like a 1/2 mile hike to the Ella Jungle Resort. Let's start from the beginning.  I booked my travel through a Sri Lankan travel agency. They sent me various hotel options and I only… Continue reading The Jungle

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TALK TO STRANGERS

This year I asked the heavens above to bring more kindhearted, funny and like minded people into my life.  As I have ventured through new spaces and to new places, surprisingly I have met some of the most sincere and down to earth folk. This was especially true during my trip to and throughout Sri… Continue reading TALK TO STRANGERS

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You Skinny!

TO BE SKINNY AND BLACK In the Black community when someone says you are skinny it's not a compliment.  It's  more of a put-down and it's perfectly acceptable to tell someone they need to gain weight. But wait, don't you dare say to someone they need to shed a few pounds.  If you don't meet… Continue reading You Skinny!

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Happy B-day Mama

Happy born day to my mama, mama Fredia as my friends call her. On this day we celebrate her and all of her badassery. If you have had the opportunity to meet my mom you realized quickly she is a force to be reckoned with. She’s honest, kind-hearted, creative, adventurous, un-apologetically loud and tons of… Continue reading Happy B-day Mama

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My Namesake

This summer I took my 20th trip to Africa and my first trip to my namesake, Kenya.  I decided this year I had to check it off the list because I was tired of the annoying question, ”Have you ever been to Kenya?” When I reply “No” people look at with me with such dismay… Continue reading My Namesake