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3 Healthy recipes for pandemic summertime

I love cooking. This was not something I have enjoyed doing my whole life. The few years before I found out I had cancer for the first time, I was a Lean Cuisine frozen dinner expert. Round 1 of cancer got me off the frozen dinner bandwagon, but it wasn’t until round 2 of cancer

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Managing loneliness during this never ending pandemic

I notice my loneliness more now than maybe I ever have. Can you relate? Granted, I remember I went through a big loneliness phase in my mid 20’s, when I first started remembering my childhood sexual abuse and needed space from my family. With lots of therapy and intentional friends connecting, I made it through

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Virtual Tour de Cure Twin Cities 2020

The morning of Saturday, June 6th, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN dawned sunny and beautiful. I walked to the local Farmers Market and got some lettuce, kale and radishes. Then I came home and packed up my 4 water bottles, my riding nutrition which included Skratch Labs and a few other random carbs in case of

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Love and unlearning in a time of waking up

Love is my answer. I chose love with my entire being. I will not make decisions from a place of fear. I choose to act from a place of love. Love is strength. Love is action. Love is how I ground myself. We are in times of change. The need for action has been upon

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Art for peace and centeredness

When I was 28 and a high school Spanish teacher at Harbor High School in Santa Cruz, California I had a good friend Larry who was also a teacher at Harbor. Larry ran a support group for students at the school who needed connection. I made a poster for him to show my gratitude for

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