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The Transformation – On Becoming a Butterfly

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Reflecting on the journey to change is the most valuable part of the process. Walk along the dirt road from Aguas Calientes towards the path up to Machu Picchu and you will discover a Butterfly Sanctuary hidden in the forest. Head down a few stairs and you come across a soft-spoken gentleman behind the bar who offers to take you on a tour of the Mariposa. Follow him through a beaded curtain into a large mesh tent and you arrive into a magical little world of hundreds of butterflies & cocoons. All in different states of Chrysallis. As the guide talks (in Spanish), you can tell he adores &
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What Nobody Told Me : Post 40 Secrets for Us Gals

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Is this Middle Age? As I caught up with some other school moms at drop off the other day, the conversation somehow took a quick side turn to mentioning vaginas. (we have a midwife in our midst). As we mused through the hilarity of a round of vagina stories, I realized my comfort with the word vagina has become mainstay in my world. The older I get, the use of va-jay-jay, cooch, and other cute definitions of our underbits takes up too much energy and for me, it has now simply become straight up vagina. Funny how that works isn't it? As we
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Paddle The Don – A new found love

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Mom Says: Giving back to the community. Consideration for our environment. How to create change. Exploration & Adventure. All of these values are ones very near and dear to our hearts. They are at the core of our family and ones we strive for as we guide our kids to seek answers, challenge themselves and be grateful for all that we have. The morning of Paddle the Don brought a beautiful war sunshine We were given an incredible reminder of all of these this past Sunday when we participated in Manulife's Paddle The Don event. #PaddleTheDon happens once a year when the
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The shift in social – Taking a break

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I desperately needed a commercial break from social media for awhile. It started simple enough. I was away a few weeks back and couldn't sleep. So naturally I started surfing FB feeds to catch up on what was going on with everyone. And there it was. In my feed was a video of a woman, holding a baby. The link bait title called it Mother From Hell. I won't link it here because it doesn't deserve to be spread any more. The baby starts to cry and the woman starts violently slapping its face to make it stop crying. I
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My Maintenance Schedule for the Soul

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Mom Says: Everything in the world needs maintenance. Cars need lube jobs, lawns need trimming, machines need oiling, anything with moving parts requires an element of attention. The same could be said for the human body. We need to take time to maintain this machine. To support it with the proper care, in order to keep running at optimal speed. Yet, even though this machine carries us through the day, walking miles upon miles, working limbs and brain, pushing itself past limits of exhaustion we quickly forget that we need to DO something for it to right side. And if you
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In the Company of Women

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I started off this post a few weeks ago ready to rail against the machine. Awhile back, someone I hardly know took the time to share with me a thread that discussed me, my business and my friend in ways that were just well... shitty. The nasty and ugly that purveys itself as the social norm irritates me to no end, especially when you see  people you once respected had fallen down that rabbit hole of negativity. When did it become so socially acceptable to cut people apart? I didn't give a shit what they had to say about me or even my
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