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  • Santa wore mascara

    The tree was beautifully decorated and the sweet smell of cookies wafted from the kitchen. We were all gathered at my Mom’s house and I had planned to be Santa for the young ones. We sat around and enjoyed each other’s company, and I quietly left the living room, making sure no one saw me. […]

  • A Special Camino post – honoring my sister Denise

    Say not in grief that she is no more But say in thankfulness that she was A death is not the extinguishing of a light, But the putting out of the lamp Because the dawn has come – R. Tagore This month I am photo blogging about the Camino, and at this time last year, on […]

  • The best plans don’t always work out

    well life happens and even the best laid plans don’t always work out. I am very disappointed to have to cut short my current Camino plans due to a health issue I must address at this time. I don’t want to go into details other than the fact that all will be ok AND I […]

  • Unspoken compassion and understanding

    I knew this Camino would be an emotional rollercoaster but I really didn’t know the extent of even the first few days. I personally have a very strong belief that life on earth is but a step in a longer journey. This is not everyone’s belief and I appreciate this as I always try to […]

  • Making a difference in the world

    Do you ever wonder if you can make a difference in this world? Do you think it needs to be a big project, or a simple smile? Either one can make a world of difference, even if it is to ONE person. A smile, a hug, a shoulder to cry on, two ears to listen, […]

  • Update – mid point to Santiago

    Update May 13  – halfway point to Santiago It’s been a few days since my last update since these last locations had limited WIFI. It’s hard to believe I am halfway to Santiago already! I cannot say it’s been a breeze, believe me! Before Marie-Jo and Patrick went back to France, we talked about the […]

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  • Week 8 – Day 1

    The mighty Stir-fry! I make stir-fry at least twice a week. It allows me to incorporate many different vegetables in one meal, as well as add lean meats such as turkey or chicken. I also now add brown rice to it, adding a rich taste and by itself, my stir-fry is a complete meal. Why […]

  • Week 1 – Day 4

    Week 1 – Day 4

    Tip: Macadamia Nuts Macadamia nuts are a perfect remedy for when you’re feeling anxious throughout the day. They’re rich in omega-3s, which can help reduce anxiety by keeping stress-causing hormones cortisol and adrenaline in check. Macadamia nuts make a great snack when you need a lift at work or when you have kids in the […]

  • Week 1 – Day 3

    Week 1 – Day 3

    TIP – Trim your tummy by packing your grocery cart with monounsaturated fats, easily remembered as MUFAS. Found in nuts, olive oil and seeds, MUFAS are healthy sources of energy to keep you going all day long. Other fat burners include avocados, green tea and whole grains. I’ve always enjoyed eating avocados, not so much […]