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Moving on a wing with prayers and paper clips from heaven

Hi everyone! It’s good to be back writing after a month-long hiatus while dealing with some health issues and moving out of our family home of almost 40 years. More...

Posted 11/28/2017 11:17 AM


Holiday decorating is for the birds – and squirrels

Greetings and Sallytations!   More...

Posted 11/28/2017 11:36 AM

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Recapping summer and addressing autumn

Salutations to everyone as we say so long to our summer season as we officially usher in the autumn aura. This past summer was definitely filled with multitudes of activities and festivities to choose from.  More...

Posted 9/21/2017 10:54 PM

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Ready or not…change is here

Hello September! Welcome everyone to a new month that will hopefully be driven with excitement and paced with ease. It seems the seasonal colors have arrived earlier than usual, but we have had some nippy nights. More...

Posted 8/31/2017 10:27 PM

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August is here: I’m sensing something to smile about!

Hello people and welcome to the month of August – our big, bold and beautiful summer month. I hope everyone may capture the essence and auspicious aura that August expresses. More...

Posted 8/3/2017 09:26 PM

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Savoring the summer through nature, basil and mangoes

Hello everyone! I am enjoying the savory summer here in the northland as I stroll down to the lake and pause to take in some scenery. More...

Posted 7/20/2017 10:12 PM

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A tribute to June bugs, June brides and June graduates

Welcome everyone to the generous multifaceted month of June. Here’s to embarking on some wonderful days of summer ahead with gratitude and plenty of rays of praise. More...

Posted 6/8/2017 10:09 PM

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Enjoying grapefruit and the blessings and renewal of the month of May

This week we welcome the month of May which can present a busy time of year as people begin preparing for warmer days ahead and new adventures. More...

Posted 5/4/2017 09:43 PM

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Happy 9th anniversary Hometown Focus!

Welcome to the 425th Healthy for Life column and in also celebrating the 9th anniversary of Hometown Focus. It has been a tremendous adventure living and learning about my community through this paper. More...

Posted 4/20/2017 09:44 PM

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Shining in spring: a time for renewal

Welcome spring! Let us awaken into the renewal of the season. This is an opportune time in life to experience new beginnings and an awareness of ourselves and our surroundings. More...

Posted 3/23/2017 09:57 PM

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Moving forward with love

Here’s to love, and happy, healthy hearts for everyone. The heart should be recognized daily by beneficial breathing, nourishment, touching, emotions, movement and healing. Here are a few suggestions on moving forward with love in mind:   More...

Posted 2/9/2017 10:47 PM

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Taking care of business: 2017 maintenance tips

Greetings, citizens, as we continue drifting and drubbing on through January’s plighted path. It’s great seeing people get motivated during the first month of the year. The health clubs seem busier than normal this month. More...

Posted 1/19/2017 10:27 PM

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A new year - A new outlook

Farewell, so long, and adios to the year 2016! And hello, welcome, and aloha to the New Year of 2017!  More...

Posted 12/29/2016 11:19 PM

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The sap of life

One of the most important natural bonds that I have is with trees. More...

Posted 12/15/2016 10:53 PM

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Here we go with the snow!

Hey there snow peeps…it has finally arrived and our world has turned white once again! It was nice having that extra month of no snow and plenty of sunshine to go around. More...

Posted 11/23/2016 10:39 PM

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November considerations

Hello everyone! I imagine that most of you are enjoying our glorious autumn days. It’s wonderful to soak in that much-needed sunshine which our soul and body requires. More...

Posted 11/10/2016 09:47 PM

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Some things to smile about

Good day to everyone! As life continues down or up its various roads, I hope that you may find happiness in your heart wherever or however you may be. More...

Posted 10/27/2016 08:47 PM

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Rising with fall time

Hello there everyone. I hope and pray that you are finding the motivation to make the choices you need to stay well and warm. Getting your needed movement, nourishment, and rest will help keep the sunshine in your soul through less brighter days. More...

Posted 10/13/2016 09:54 PM

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Capturing autumn’s offerings

Hi everybody! It’s that whimsical time of year to take in our new autumn season. May everyone enjoy and embrace the beginning of another change. More...

Posted 9/22/2016 07:20 PM

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A lovely September to remember

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Posted 9/8/2016 09:56 PM

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Changes and milestones

Welcome to my 400th health column! Here’s to another milestone in my Hometown Focus writing experience. That means the next main focus will be another 100 more. But for the meantime just making it to the next one is a feat in itself.  More...

Posted 8/25/2016 09:20 PM

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Remedies and recipes for August

Today I’d like to share some comforting home remedies and recipes to accompany you through August!  Caffeine alternatives  Trying to keep up with summer’s pace you may rely on caffeinated beverages to get you through the day. More...

Posted 8/11/2016 08:30 PM

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Divine diving

Lapping up “God’s nectar”   More...

Posted 7/28/2016 09:39 PM

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Summertime excitement and solace

Hello July and everybody!  More...

Posted 7/14/2016 08:45 PM

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Consuming the colors of the rainbow

Hi there campers! Are you savoring our days in between the rain drops and sunshine? It may be easy to criticize all the rain we have been donning, but our dry earth welcomes the cleansing and soaking it needs. More...

Posted 6/9/2016 09:36 PM

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Giving special thanks and brightening the spirit of the season

Welcome everyone! The holiday spirit is among us and filling our souls with light and love of the season. At this special time I want to give a gracious thank you to my friend Juanita Kleffman who adopted my pet bird cockatiel named Choo.  More...

Posted 11/28/2017 11:36 AM

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Building bridges in October

Hello people and welcome to the tenth month of year. As we are leaning towards the end of the year, I hope that everyone has found some aspect of your life that has made a positive change. More...

Posted 10/5/2017 11:15 PM

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Some September provisions as we ease into a new season

Hello everyone! It’s time for many to get back on track – whether it be behind the desk, the wheel or a ball – and try to be more flexible for whatever conditions may come your way. More...

Posted 9/7/2017 10:55 PM

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Taking time for inspiration

Hello one and all!  It is still summer but the precious time seems fleeting through our fingertips.  More...

Posted 8/17/2017 10:51 PM

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Making time for balance

Hello to everyone as we slip into the heart of our heated summertime season experience. As life carries on many of us may find ourselves trying to maintain or find that perfect balance. More...

Posted 7/27/2017 09:59 PM

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Appreciating the month of July, independence and chillin’ out

Hello everyone! Can you believe it? Here we are entering the glorious month of July— it is a month we might dream about on the coldest of winter days. More...

Posted 6/29/2017 11:07 PM

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Celebrating Memorial Day and the green grass of home

Hello to everyone as we shift our focus on the back door of May, entering into a glimpse of summertime. More...

Posted 5/25/2017 10:29 PM

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Finding the key of happiness for our children through communication

Hello to all! Just when the bugs were beginning to become active and enjoy the spring we were struck with snow. However, there is nothing like a little snow in the spring to reawaken the senses. More...

Posted 4/27/2017 10:44 PM

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Airing it out in April

Greetings to everyone as we celebrate the spring season and the onset of Easter. It’s a wonderful time to open the windows and let the air clear out any stagnate state of mind or atmosphere. More...

Posted 4/6/2017 10:20 PM

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Going with the flow

Hello everyone and welcome to, hopefully, seeing blue skies, more sunshine and light throughout our February days while also recognizing that the clouds and the darkness can shed light and beauty in their own way. More...

Posted 2/16/2017 10:09 PM

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February’s Flame

Welcome people to a new month! January was a challenging month and we all, hopefully, made it through. There seems to be a lot of digging out of the doldrums for some, myself included. More...

Posted 2/2/2017 11:08 PM

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Keeping the sunshine in your soul

Hello everyone! Good luck and Godspeed as we travel through the month of January. More...

Posted 1/5/2017 09:06 PM

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With angelic host proclaim - Earth receives her King!

Merry and many Christmas blessings to everyone! May the spirit be alive within you to find the peace, joy and comfort in the gift of life. More...

Posted 12/22/2016 11:25 PM

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December’s spirit of miracles

Welcome to the twelfth month of the year that encircles celebrations and appreciation. December brings us the time to revive our spirit and our hearts. It is an extraordinary time for giving as well as receiving. More...

Posted 12/1/2016 11:38 PM

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Seasonal motivation: Give a little bit

Greetings to everyone! I hope that everyone has been keeping the faith and if you haven’t that you may be motivated to pray and find it. It is a wonderful time to be connected with those who share their bright lights. More...

Posted 11/17/2016 10:49 PM

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November’s energy

Welcome everyone and to the beautiful month of November. This wondrous month is known for stirring up vital energies of the soul. Many colors may leave nature’s grounds while our own bodies sense the feeling of being grounded. More...

Posted 11/3/2016 08:27 PM

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Elevating thy spirit and body

Greetings neighbors, friends and family! What a beautiful time of year to be out frolicking with the falling leaves. The aromatic rustle and bustle revives past memories while feeling alive in the present. More...

Posted 10/20/2016 10:07 PM

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It's October, get out your honey and the rake!

Here are a few reasons to eat honey and tips for those of you who are venturing out to do some raking. Get adventurous, maybe dip yourself in honey and roll around in those leaves to get them up! More...

Posted 9/29/2016 08:27 PM

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To curve or not: It’s in your hands

Hello everyone! After reading about the cursive debate regarding children being taught cursive writing in school, or not, in last week’s Hometown Focus, I wanted to share my experience in learning cursive writing and typing. More...

Posted 9/15/2016 09:40 PM

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Wine and chips: Some considerations

Rejoice in your labours!   Welcome to the enchanting month of September which allows us to enter a world of many changes in our lives. More...

Posted 9/1/2016 09:23 PM

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Keep going with the greens

Hi there, everybody. I hope everyone is grabbing hold of all our valuable greens while they are still in season. Leafy greens are our best preventive and fighting foods for keeping our well-being up to par. More...

Posted 8/18/2016 09:47 PM

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August adventures

Welcome everyone to a new month hopefully filled with smooth sailing, sunshine and safety throughout summer’s course! More...

Posted 8/4/2016 08:52 PM

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What’s sup?

Supplement awareness   More...

Posted 7/21/2016 09:18 PM

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Time for Father and the summer moon

Season’s greetings to fathers everywhere and happy summertime to everyone! Our beautiful June is full of pleasant surprises and celebrations. More...

Posted 6/16/2016 09:28 PM

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Sweet summer memories

Hello there June bugs as we slip into the excitement of summer while it gently seeps through our souls to satisfy our senses during this new season. More...

Posted 6/2/2016 09:21 PM

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