Tools And The Takeaway

Top 5 “Lesser Known” Items For A Successful Day At The Beach 1. Reef safe sunscreen – Here in the VI “reef safe” sunscreen is now the law, but most of the world hasn’t caught on to that trend. However, the oceans are all connected and this is something easy that can help to keep

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May 2021

Welcome to the May 2021 issue of Living. Loving. Growing. online magazine! This month I invite you to Believe In Magic! Let us embrace the beauty in believing that anything is possible. Let our minds wander to places filled with fantasy and charm. Let us get lost in a world where daydreams become reality and

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Yellow Dolphin

As I have no doubt mentioned on numerous occasions, I believe that life is filled with magical moments. I think that they are happening around us all the time, even when we don’t notice them. It’s the noticing that is a key to joyful living. You can only notice the magic when you believe it

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Naming Betty

Last month I introduced you all to Betty, my new (to me) car, and I promised to share the story of how she got her name. Conveniently, that tale fits rather nicely with the theme of this month’s issue. It was never my plan to name her right away. I expected it to take a

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I Am Really A Mermaid

I started “swimming” around the same time I took my first steps (my mom took me to “Water Babies” classes when I was about a year old). My childhood memories are filled to the brim with days spent in pools, lakes, and oceans. I even swam competitively for a number of years in elementary school

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Pure Magic

Despite all my talk of mermaids, yellow dolphins, and impossible things, I do have a pretty good grasp on reality most of the time. For example, I am perfectly aware that sunsets have a well-documented scientific explanation. Despite that fact, I don’t think that I have ever seen a sunset that didn’t give me the

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Boys On The Boat (Remix)

This month’s song download is another collaboration. My adventures aboard the Freedom Boat felt like a series of one magical moment followed by another, so “Boys On The Boat” seems like the perfect song to share with you in this issue. This version takes my studio recording and adds further instrumentation recorded, mixed, and mastered

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Good For A Giggle

Two weeks ago, I got my first hair cut in a year and seven months. I was overdue for a trim when the pandemic first started, so I was more than ready for a substantial cut when I finally got to the salon. I had warned the stylist that I was all for “mermaid hair,”

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Never Boring: May 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

If  you, too, are a lover of all things magic and enjoy getting lost for a couple of hours in a movie that leaves you feeling inspired to chase your dreams and catch them, then I highly recommend watching “The Greatest Showman” with Hugh Jackman. I should mention that you will also need to be

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