August 2021

Welcome to the August 2021 issue of Living. Loving. Growing. online magazine! Last month I kicked off a livestream concert series to benefit the Island Health and Wellness Center of St. John. Planning the fundraising project led me to reflect on my own path surrounding personal “Health and Wellness” over the last few years. It

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Going Live

On July 27th I launched a monthly livestream concert series to fundraise for the Island Health and Wellness Center of St. John. Performing these particular shows in the name of “Health and Wellness” seemed like a natural unfolding considering my introduction to the digital “venue” back in March of 2020. When the US Virgin Islands

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The Muse

In the summer of 2018, I boarded a one-way flight back to the island after 10 months of travel and stateside fundraising for the Island Health and Wellness Center and St. John hurricane relief. It turned out that I was in for a bumpy re-entry, but not in the way that you might expect. I

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Some Days: Song Download

Photo courtesy of Beach Charters VI “Do you have any angry songs?” Timing is a funny thing. I was asked this question on one of my sunset sails during a time when anger was an emotion that I knew well. Too well. I took her question home and wrestled with it for a bit. I

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Inspiration Required

Just in case I have not already mentioned it (but I am pretty sure that I have), I DO NOT cook. I make salads and sandwiches. I drink smoothies (that I buy pre-made). I think that cheese and crackers, veggies and hummus, or a handful of mixed nuts make a perfectly tasty and acceptable meal.

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Good For A Giggle

I was recently offering moral support to a friend as she prepared to move out of her apartment. Basically I sat at her counter sipping wine while she sorted through her kitchen, deciding what to pack, donate, or throw away. I cheered her on between sips. From time to time she would hold something up

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Walking In Circles

It has been an interesting year for me in terms of physical fitness. I experienced two separate injuries that led to a far more sedentary lifestyle than I am used to. Early into “Stay At Home” I suffered a hip injury, which I believe was likely a result of repetitive stress. I had been running

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Never Boring: August 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

Click image to listen on Spotify It was my introduction to stage fright. I do not remember how old I was, just that I was pretty young. Seven, maybe?  I think I was in Brownies and it was a Girl Scout sleep over. It was the very first time I choreographed my own dance routine

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Old Habits Die Hard

Lately, when it comes to my both my physical and emotional well-being, I am regularly challenging myself with the question, “Is this just an old habit that I keep repeating?” Frankly, all day long I find that the answer is most often yes. This question really has no limits. I ask it regarding feelings that

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