how could you do this to me? stay!

maui is far from home. like stupid far. flights are long and expensive. i know there will be years i will not see the girl with whom i once shared a one bedroom apartment. some years she will not see her family. i needed to know, to really know inside my bones, that my girl has a home in maui. that she has people on the island who love and understand her.

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diamond in the red

at the close of the hike i flew off the rocks, my feet thirsty for brick colored sand. i shimmied out of my dress, kicked my sandals to the side, and dove into the cool crystal water. rainbow fish darted between my legs.

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but over all, baby steps

while a new year can be the perfect time to make positive changes in our lives, resolutions can feel daunting. i am a firm believer in setting myself up for success. avoiding unnecessary, self imposed drama and pressure works best for me.

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cultivating your signature style

our style is an outward expression of our inner spirit. a way of telling the world what we love, how we feel, and even what we believe, without uttering a peep. the way we dress ourselves offers the people we meet very quick, very visual insight into who we are. clothing, makeup and accessories are costumes and armor with which to face the world.

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hey joe

His cargo pants, faded black turtleneck, and John Lennon style spectacles were topped with a plume of fluffy chestnut hair.

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or just give oysters a whirl

in my relatively short number of years, i have come to learn the things which are often the most worthwhile come with the “butt falling off” feeling. what is the “butt falling off” feeling? it is the rock which formed in my belly before i leapt out of a plane on a gorgeous day in july with my parents.

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