Birthday Month

September inherently makes me happy because it means BIRTHDAYS in the Hart household. My father, brother, and I were all born the first week of September!  I LOVE celebrating birthdays. As a kid it meant good pals, great games, and some of the coolest cakes EVER because one of my mom’s best friends made cakes

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A Year Of L.L.G.

When I first decided to publish the magazine, it was my hope to inspire and entertain others during a difficult time. It turns out it was really for me. Rather than just offering a means to share my journey, it helped to shape it in ways that I could not have anticipated. It has been

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Highlights Reel

One year! 132 articles! A good friend (and annual subscriber) admitted the other day that she’d missed a handful of issues after the island opened back up and we all went back to work. I imagine she’s not the only one, so I put together a “Top 10” highlights reel (with links for easy access)

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Wading In

On several occasions over the last year, my mom would finish a final read-through of a freshly published magazine issue and say, “I just wish more people were going to see it.” I understand the sentiment and don’t entirely disagree, but I needed to ease in. For those who are familiar with my online presence

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Sweet Life: New Song Exclusive

It is an understatement to say that I am excited to share this brand new song with all of you! It feels like a creative breakthrough! Despite a year of the monthly mini-songwriting challenges in “Prompted,” I had not completed an entire song since April 2020 when I wrote “Best Days” for Patrick’s birthday.* For

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The Muse

When the time came and I was finally ready to write “Sweet Life,” I simply closed my eyes and reflected back on a deep friendship with an incredible woman. Dulcey is more than a best friend. She is family. We have shared a home for many years now. It has been filled with love, laughter,

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Good For A Giggle

This month’s giggle involves a throwback to last year’s birthday celebration. It was an intimate gathering of three, at home, due to pandemic limitations. Patrick planned and prepared an elaborate Mediterranean meal, knowing that one of my favorite dining experiences of all time took place at a Moroccan restaurant in Philadelphia called Fez. Dulcey decorated

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Never Boring: September 2021 Soundtrack

Another lifetime ago when people still made mix tapes, someone close to me explained that music was the soundtrack to our lives and he didn’t want my soundtrack to be boring.  Every month, I will curate an exclusive Spotify playlist inspired by the latest issue of LIVING. LOVING. GROWING. online magazine. Heads up – I

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Track Highlight

As I mentioned earlier in the issue, one of the overall highlights of producing the magazine has been working with my mother. This month’s “track highlight” is a dedication to her and a tiny way of saying “THANK YOU” for all of her help over the last 12 months. While we were editing the August

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Tools And The Takeaway

Year One: The Takeaway LIVING.In the momentFullySweetlyPeacefullyJoyfullyIntentionally LOVING.FreelyInfinitelyExtraordinarilyOurselvesOthersLife GROWING.With patienceWith kindnessWith graceWith humorWith loveOne day at a time

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