Thoughts and stories about finding grace, beauty and keeping our hearts open as we figure out how to be healthy without succumbing to the fear machines.
Upcycled clothing

How to make upcycled clothing fragrance-free

Upcycled clothing: read sustainable fashion, second hand rose, re-used, or 'thrifted' clothes - are you a fan? I am, and one of the main reasons for that is my health. (Another reason is this.) Usually upcycled clothes have 'broken' the dyes, pesticides and other...
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Wellness, Travelling, Agelesss and Well

Maui Magic – Photo Journal

"When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not."  ...
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Chukka Boots by Soft Star Shoes

Review of Soft Star’s New Hawthorne Chukka Boot

When I was a teenager I had a pair of sandy-suede Desert boots, a.k.a. Chukkas. I regretted for a long time not having those boots any longer, but now I have a new pair: *The Hawthorne Chukka by Soft Star Shoes. I consulted Wikipedia on the difference between a Desert...
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Ageless and Well Bones

High Heels and Weak Bones

Did you know that shorter women have (traditionally) higher incidence of osteoporosis? The reason is, basically, the wearing of high heeled shoes. Heeled shoes, even small ones, pitch the weight of the body forward over the balls of the feet, and the pelvis comes with...
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Ageless and Well on Beauty

Road Map of Beauty

I recently read an article on The Broad Side about aging and Frances McDormand, called, "Frances McDormand is My New Hero After Saying ‘This is What 57 Really Looks Like." I love the way Frances McDormand looks (always have) and love that she refers to laugh lines and...
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Increase your wellness and become ageless: find grace, beauty and balance.
Keep your heart open as you redefine wellness and write a new road map.

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Odyssey of the Heart Wellness CoachingOdyssey of the Heart: Paths to Wholeness through Feng Shui is a coaching program that features life lessons seen through the lens of the bagua map. This program will help you go deeper into your values and priorities and focus on different aspects of your life in a conscious way.

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cover-of-paths-to-wholeness-photography-and-writing Companion to the book Odyssey of the Heart, featuring excerpts and photography by Deborah Redfern.

Live in rooms full of light. Avoid heavy food. Be moderate in the drinking of wine. Take massage, baths, exercise, and gymnastics. Fight insomnia with gentle rocking or the sound of running water. Change surroundings and take long journeys. Strictly avoid frightening ideas. Indulge in cheerful conversation and amusements. Listen to music.

A. Cornelius Celsus

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