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Ch 28: Luna – Why Nature Matters

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10 things to know about me and my sanguine life

Being a writer means learning to manage rejection. Being sanguine means taking that rejection, and making the most from it. A few months back I completed an interview for an online site I REALLY wanted to get published on. I answered their questions, sent...

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Ch 27: Dark cloud over your head? Go out anyways.

To listen to the podcast version of this transcript, click here. For many of you, winter is fast approaching if you're in the Northern hemisphere.  For me, at Latitude 9, we’re wrapping up our rainy season.  There's been a lot of rainy days lately so I thought I’d...

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Gratitude [sanguine seeds]

Sanguine Seeds: Quick reminders for us all to take time to reflect, explore and discover new ways of thinking, doing, being, loving and living. As the US is celebrating Thanksgiving Day tomorrow, I thought I’d share a gratitude list of my own. I actually wrote this...

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Ch 26: Musings on the Starving Artist Myth

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Raw pumpkin pie recipe [simple and fresh]

With the US Thanksgiving coming up, I'm not going to ask you all to give up your turkey but I thought I'd encourage you to consider a more compassionate dessert. Below is a vegan, gluten free, raw pumpkin pie recipe. It is so good that once you taste it, you'll want...

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It’s the little things that count [sanguine seeds]

Sanguine Seeds: Quick reminders for us all to take time to reflect, explore and discover new ways of thinking, doing, being, loving and living. While I believe in always trying to see the “big picture”, I also believe that, all too often, we overlook the smaller...

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Ch 24: The Power of Perspective

To listen to the podcast version of this transcript, click here. The last few Sanguine Stories, I’ve been talking about how to define success and how to overcome obstacles that all too often get in our way.  In Chapter 24, I want to zoom in on one particular topic –...

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Raw Carrot Apple Bread [simple & fresh recipe]

I love bread. Especially when it's made from scratch and not "white, plain, bland, normal". How totally boring is that? I want my bread to have color, texture, flavor and be healthy, with lots of whole, delicious ingredients. Even though I've been living...

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Ch 23: Overcoming Obstacles [6 ways to live more fully]

To listen to the podcast version of this transcript, click here… Can you overcome these six obstacles to living life fully? In life, in business, all too often I see people who are stalled in neutral or worse, moving backwards instead of progressing in a positive way...

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There is hope in the darkness [sanguine seeds]

Sanguine Seeds: Quick reminders for us all to take time to reflect, explore and discover new ways of thinking, doing, being, loving and living. I believe that within each of us, there is a beautiful divine light. Sometimes we forget it’s there. It gets covered up by...

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Ch 22: Beyond superficial fluff – Redefining Success

To listen to the podcast version of this transcript, click here. What does “success” mean to you? Is it financial or social?  Physical, moral, or perhaps, emotional? Whether you identify with Winston Churchill who wrote “Success consists of going from failure to...

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Walk in my shoes

I always do my best to see the other side of things, to be open minded and compassionate, even when I don’t completely understand. While I might write about some difficult and potentially controversial topics, I do also look at both sides and ask my readers to do the...

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Ch 21: Adopt don’t Shop + Other Animal Tales

To listen to the podcast version of this transcript, click here. Let’s talk about fur babies. I can't believe it's been 3 years since I adopted my somewhat wild but so very sweet fur babies. To celebrate their furry-birthdays I want to talk about pet adoption....

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Take time for rest [sanguine seeds]

Sanguine Seeds: Quick reminders for us all to take a moment, to reflect, explore and discover new ways of thinking, doing, being, loving and living. One early blue-sky morning just as the sun was rising, I was taking out the trash, [a mundane task to say the least!]...

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Ch 20: Compassion for the closed mind

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Why I Choose “Open-Minded” Over “Like-Minded”

I’m developing an allergy to the term “like-minded.” Post-Brexit in England and post-election in the United States, I followed a flurry of posts on social media extolling the virtues of joining like-minded groups. The more divisive politics became, the...

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