Living the Sweet Life: Change is Hard

Let it be known that I do not like change! Let me remind you that I have worn the same wig since 1994 when I found it in Dallas. I fell in love with the ease of snapping it on my head and looking perfectly ready for anything. It also reminded me of my mother, who was killed when I was eight in an auto-train...

Living the Sweet Life: A Day Well Spent

My dear friends, promise me that during this lovely new year, you will spend time with some “old folks” and little children, for it is with their company that you will gain the most knowledge concerning living a sweet and fulfilled life. Perhaps I know this having been raised by “old folks,” and...

Living the Sweet Life: A Few Years in Review

How many of you are sitting with your presents wrapped and your hot chocolate in hand wondering like me, how did 2018 fly by so fast? I am sure I am not alone in my feelings, and as each year passes more quickly, I find myself feeling quite old.  I typically write down a list of things to accomplish in...

Living the Sweet Life: An Artist’s Calling

Through the years, I have been compelled to use my talents as a photographer to give back to my community. My first project back in 2002 was a ten-year run of breast cancer calendars titled Hope and Inspiration, which provided an opportunity for each of us to contribute to research and helping those...

Living the Sweet Life: The Scents of Our Life

Recently I was watching a show on Animal Planet about animals that normally do not get along.  There was the sleepy lionesses after a kill, lounging in the sunshine, covered in pesky flies, with their trusty friend, the lizard, gobbling the flies up. There was the great white shark with scores of other fish...

Living the Sweet Life: The Scents of Our Life

The day my Nana died was as good a day as ever there could be.  She lived to 102 and was done.  A few hours earlier, I had been summoned by sister to “get here quickly,” but in reality, Nana wasn’t going anywhere until I arrived. She was a wonderfully grumpy old lady in those last years and was none...

Living the Sweet Life: There’s a Butterfly Over the Ocean

Have you ever just thought, “Tonight I will be in my bed?”  I know I sure have, and I can remember when I thought it, too. Let’s see . . .  I thought it when I was on stage on pointe in a solo and scared to death while in a dance company. I thought it when I was getting a root canal. I think I must...

Living the Sweet Life: I am going GREEN!  

You and I are nature. We are not some separate entity detached from it. We are in this world to make a positive impact, and it is when we lose our consecutiveness to nature, we essentially lose ourselves and our purpose. I wrote earlier this year about the last of the white rhino and how sad it is that we...

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