Category: Mind

The flaws of “flawless” skin

I have yet to see anything in this world that is flawless, much less skin.  Attaining flawless skin is something we see on TV and in magazines almost every day as a woman… and even as a man. You’ve seen these words often in the beauty industry on packaging, advertisements, websites – endless claims of […]

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For a brighter future, focus on numbers – Part 3 (3-min read)

In the Part 1 and Part 2 of this post, I explained why and how I choose to give myself a mental break from the daily Corona virus news, and work towards a better future by focusing on numbers (and refinancing our home).  During the refi process, I learned several helpful tidbits, which I am […]

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For a brighter future, focus on numbers – Part 2 (3-min read)

In my previous post, I explained why and how I decided that instead of worrying about the daily mayhem of COVID-19, my time was better spent positioning for the future by maximizing the opportunities that arise in the uncertain times.  Specifically, I took advantage of the falling interest rates and focused on refinancing our mortgage.  […]

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For a brighter future, focus on numbers – Part 1 (3-min read)

Are you watching the news these days? Worried about the Corona virus, declining stock markets, or various other calamities happening right now?  While understanding the seriousness of the COVID-19 outbreak and doing your part in terms of social distancing, disinfecting and not disrupting the supply chain by hoarding food and supplies, it is also ok […]

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Tale of a Lucky Warrior (10-min read, for those of us with thyroid issues)

Dear friends of Sage Abbey, Every so often, I take some time to think about the owner of “the abbey” – me.  And when I do, one phrase keeps coming to mind – a lucky warrior.  It is not a very glamorous term, but it is the one that adequately describes my life, including many […]

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Random Act of Kindness (+ Two Tomato Slices = 5-min read)

“Practice random acts of kindness.”  You’ve likely seen this adage on a bumper sticker in front of you while stuck in traffic in or around your favorite city.  Even though you may find it corny, I am here to tell you that on March 15, 2019, one random act of kindness made a significant difference […]

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How I cleared my skin – a personal journey (5-min read)

The main reason why the Goodness Face Elixir exists today is a selfish one.  I made it for me, because no other product could clear and balance my skin.  The journey to create it was quite inspirational as well. For years, I’ve been battling adult acne.  Coupled with a thyroid condition, it seemed as if […]

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What’s In a Name? (Part 2 of 2)

Previously we explored the meaning of sage in Sage Abbey.  Now, let’s talk about the abbey.  So welcome, breathe in … exhale … and stay a while. In 1990 I spent my summer touring Croatia with my parents and my friend Mae, a foreign exchange student from the US.  When visiting Croatia, one of the […]

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What’s in a name? (Part 1 of 2)

This is one of those topics that thrills me to talk about.  Every time I think about Sage Abbey, it’s as if I discover another piece of an ancient puzzle, a deeper personal meaning of this magical place.  It’s as if around every corner lies another hidden treasure, another story to tell. So welcome to Sage […]

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