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It’s The Novel Turtle’s Birthday

Today is The Novel Turtle’s birthday!!! It has been one year since I posted my very first blog post on my website. Like a lot of us do on New Year’s, I’ve been reflecting on everything that has happened over the last year. Growth has happened on every level. I’ve learned how to set up …

Other People Are the Worst People in a Terminal

Other People Are The Worst

Other people are the worst! No really….isn’t that what all of us think at some point or other? That other people are the worst?!! When we’re driving on the highway and someone cuts us off – “That person is an idiot, they can’t drive”. When we’re at the grocery store – “That lady is in …

Personal Growth is not Linear, its a spiral

Personal Growth is Not Linear

Our growth, spiritually, physically, emotionally, and in every other way, doesn’t always move in a straight line. Learning this fact was an ah-ha moment for me. I felt like, once I dealt with something and determined to release it, I was done. I thought that the reason things kept coming back up was because I …

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How My Qigong Journey Started

I’ve mentioned Qigong many times in my other posts, and I’ve recommended it for various reasons, but I realized this morning that I’ve never really told you why I always recommend it. In the last few weeks, I’ve had a few different opportunities to tell the story of how I got started doing Qigong, and …

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Q&A with Nick and John from Happy Every Day

I recently got the opportunity to talk with John and Nick from “Happy Every Day”. Their show on YouTube is all about celebrating the random, and not so random holidays that people have come up with over the years. Things like National Ice Cream Day, National Smile Day, and National Fishing Day. The goal in …

Jeremy Janus Photography Q&A

Q&A with Jeremy Janus, Photographer and Artist

Vincent Van Gogh once said, “If you truly love nature, you’ll find beauty everywhere”, and Jeremy Janus is someone who does exactly this. His love for nature shows through in every single one of the pictures he takes, and he wants to inspire others to find this same passion for nature, and photography, in their …

How to Keep From Feeling Scatter like these brownies are

How to Stop Feeling Scattered

Has your mind ever felt like these brownies? Scattered all over the place. For the last few days, I have felt like my energy and my mind are scattered to the four winds. When I sit down and try to do something, my mind is like a ping-pong ball bouncing around. At first, I tried …