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    The February 28 Day Life on Paper Challenge

    The 2017 Challenges is off to a good start! I’ve recently added a Life on Paper Instagram account to support the group.  In my previous post I talked about the goal of the challenge is to write down our memories at least once a week… or to write down a few snippets of our lives via the monthly prompts.  You are invited to participate in the manner that is best for you.   One of the ways I’ve decided to embrace this challenge is by keeping a mini journal.  I’m a very curious sort of person and I’ve always wondered what my parents’ and grandparents’ normal day looks like.  What were their daily ups and downs?  Did…

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    Let’s Take a Moment to Reflect on the Battle of Normandy

    My husband served with the Big Red One and is familiar with the events of the battle, so this Memorial was a good place for us to ponder and let soak in what happened here. Taking a moment to reflect on the Battle of Normandy I found this neat infographic by Gabriela Munoz to share with you.      The battle of                     normandy  Create your own infographics Jessica Talarico gives us something to think about with the 10 things You Need to Know about D-Day. …and History.com breaks it down with D-Day by the Numbers.  

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    Can Traveling Make You More Resilient?

    A better life is virtually impossible without a succinct and clearly defined vision. What is a vision? A vision is a preferable picture of the future. A man without a vision is a man without a future, a man without a future will always go back to his past. Whenever you lack a clearly defined picture of the future, you tend to focus on your yesterday.         -Bernard Branson Traveling is undeniably the best way for us to see what’s out there -and then what’s inside. Our little adventures helps us do more than imagine a different life or a different culture. It inspires us to go in…

  • Travel Tips

    How Bad do YOU suck at Traveling?

    Traveling in Europe sucks… If you are a Jerk. Recently I had a friend traveling with me for two weeks.  For two weeks she was a source of amusement.  For two weeks her Americanism was showing… More than that, for two weeks we were jerks. Coming back from our whirlwind adventure I spotted a local community newsletter insisting that we should hide our Americanism by talking in whispers and making an effort to NOT wear our Captain American t-shirts out in public… Oops! It turns out that we were both total failures.  We were jerks. I laughed at the newsletter.  I laughed at myself.  I laughed at my friend.  We had plenty of reasons…

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    Where I Found My Happy

    Last month I focused on zooming in on what makes me happy.  I knew it was going to be a challenge to take time for myself, especially because I knew I would be on the road… but I thought it would be easy! I mean I already had a go-to list of things that made me happy. anything and everything purple unicorns Hello Kitty chocolate the smell of books Or so I thought. I certainly love these things! Thinking or seeing this kind of stuff can make me squeal with delight or bring a warm cozy feeling, but by themselves they don’t represent my happiness.  All month long I thought about finding my happy…

  • Postcards from Life

    Through the Lens 7/16

    Welcome to our very first ‘Through the Lens’ post! This is a scavenger type post that will run through the rest of the month.  With a focus on mental health and personal well-being. When this Linky runs  it will have a subject or theme.  Hopefully one that will inspire you to think about what makes you happy, and one that will encourage you to take the time to capture those memories.  What is a Linky? It is a method where you can grab a URL or upload a picture that adds to the conversation. Memories that might not mean as much today as they will later on… When I was in…

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