Rome Images: 1st Sampling

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Walk walk walk everywhere…     Swiss Guards @ Vatican; they are all over Europe, seem to have to monopoly on elite safety measures :/ old ruins, original Roman road

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Stop for a Sec

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Sometimes we act impulsively and make rash decisions, scream out our emotions or simply comment too quickly before thinking thoughts through. We are allowed. We have opinions, feelings, and habits that work, therefore it’s justified. But all of this behavior is only ours, only from our perspective, our conditioning, our beliefs… We have to stop and consider where the other is coming from. No, we don’t have to like it, agree, or even acknowledge it. But *it* still is. It is no less relevant or important or true. Even if it’s false, it’s true for them.  Most argue points from an emotional place. Only when we learn from direct experience are we apt to change an emotional viewpoint. Empathy is … Read More

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Nature Abhors a Vacuum

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-Aristotle  Essentially this means, where there is an empty space, matter goes to fill it. This being said, I am no longer involved in my dessert business. Over the last week, sadly, I have been devastating clients as I’ve let them know I’m no longer pursuing the business. I have closed down shop, metaphorically. My dessert site will be changing to more of a desserts blog, because I do still have a creative, healthy desserts taste bud. 12 years ago when I first got into the massage business, I knew at the outset, it was merely for a trade skill and not a career path. Similarly, when I started the dessert business 6 years ago, I knew I didn’t want … Read More

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Post Europe Update

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Next week, I will be uploading photos and sharing a few bits from the trip; until then… Last night I made an off-handed  comment on twitter regarding once being very flat-chested. It instigated my reflecting on a few times in the past when I significantly transformed myself. I’ve been on the precipice of another big one for a while now. Leaving town for as long as i did was both deliberate (to really get away from my routine and adjust to some minor changes) and painful (literally i experienced withdrawals from routines) One day i did have a minor breakdown. It wasn’t so much the longing associated with homesickness but an anxiousness to get home to get things started over. … Read More

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Being Real

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I have gotten into the habit of blogging on broader themes and veering away from the personal journal-logging that pervades much of the blogging community. I dont even subscribe to any personal blogs (yes to travel, politics, tech, etc..)and the food ones i read, i scroll right to the recipe and see if the ingredients are comprised of  anything id actually eat. Im kind of an asshole  about my diet. (not when i eat out with people, just when i stock my own fridge and pantry) Back to the point, it is absolutely selfish and lazy of me to not blog with any consistency; because i have great stories. Im not trying to sound boastful, but i need to start … Read More

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