It’s Time for a Solstice Shedding Party

The winter solstice celebrates the longest hours of darkness and the rebirth of the sun.  For ancient civilizations, it was believed to hold powerful energy for regeneration, renewal, and self-reflection.  Our ancestors understood the seasons of nature and the seasons of humanity. With this in mind, tonight, before you go to bed (make sure it’s […]

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Rice and Beans Recipe

By Request… Brazilian Rice Ingredients: 2 cups white rice 3 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil (My mother used vegetable oil most of the time.) 1 onion, thinly chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 4 cups hot water 1 tablespoon salt Directions: Place the rice in a colander, and rinse thoroughly with cold water. Add the oil […]

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A Thirty-Days Practice of Gratitude to Transform Your Life

I am in Brazil visiting my family, but mostly spending time with my mother. She is almost 85 years young, and she is losing some of the recent memories, logic, and balance. She was recently hospitalized because she took the wrong medication and missed the right ones. After that, I decided to expedite my trip […]

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