February 24, 2020

When many of us want to recharge and rejuvenate our souls, we often head to nature. For those of us who live close enough to an ocean, we find healing by the sea. What is it about the ocean that soothes our world-weary souls?

          The answer can be found in science...

February 21, 2020

Food has magical powers. Reading fairytales will tell you this. The hero or heroine in any story is empowered in their epic journey, by food!

      When consumed in moderation, food can both strengthen and transform us physically and soulfully since...

February 18, 2020

So often I've heard friends say, "I no longer watch the news because all I see is bad/stuff." That's not such a bad idea. Yet, we do live in a world where positive and negative occurrences exist. However, we now know through research in psychology that we are and becom...

February 17, 2020

Whether we know it consciously or unconsciously, we all live for magic: moments where we stand in awe of what is happening before our eyes. These moments take us out of our ordinary existence and transport us into an atmosphere of epicness.

We should all have...

February 14, 2020

The Feast Day of Saint Valentine pays homage to a truly selfless soul, who so believed in love, that he literally gave his life for it. At The McCharles House, in Tustin, CA, St. Valentine and his loving sacrifice is honored with ritual and a romantic “Chocolatea” cele...

February 13, 2020

Is there a home in your neighborhood that you’ve often wondered what it looks like inside? There is such a home in my neck of the woods that is currently for sale, and I finally got to see its interior. 

            Of course, it’s aesthetically beautiful on the outside...

February 12, 2020

I grew up in the smallest incorporated city in Orange County, CA, called La Palma (formerly known as Dairyland, before the 1960's). Gone are the restaurants near my childhood home that charmed me with pastoral simplicity. The area has changed immensely and is no longer...

February 14, 2019

I realize it’s Valentine’s Day, and passionate love is usually celebrated on this day, but my wife knows I’m crazy about her, so I decided to write about a wedding decision I made out of love for someone I’ve always held in high esteem, and how seriously I wanted to ta...

February 8, 2019

As we look back on our youth, we all share in that one moment - the moment that we

have witnessed. That one character we are completely enthralled with. The one we want to dress up like for Halloween. The one we emulate and mimic in play. The one we would do almost anyt...

January 26, 2019

Am I the only one that wonders, 'Why do we have to take down all the winter décor just because Christmas is over?' I understand Christmas for the Western world occurs during the winter season, but isn’t contemporary Christmas décor, with snowflakes (real ones, not labe...

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