Category: Spirit

Why I can hardly wait for the next Mother’s Day …

Ah, Mother’s Day – that second Sunday of each May.  I so love it.  It is not just because of the extra special attention from my family (although that is super awesome), but it is about those simple yet lasting memories that get created.  Here are my two favorite ones: May 2010 – morning picnic […]

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A Postcard from Switzerland (7-min read)

This winter I found myself in Switzerland, the land of wondrous nature, delicious food, and extraordinary precision.  My five full days there were spent in and around Zürich and Bern, including a day trip to the beautiful Swiss Alps, and a half day exploring gorgeous lakes Neuchâtel and Murten. First stop:  Jungfraujoch.  If you haven’t […]

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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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A Visit to the Franciscan Monastery of the Friars Minor, Dubrovnik, Croatia (7-min read)

When autumn arrives and it gets cold and rainy, I often practice an “instant vacation” routine in my mind by thinking about summer, warm weather and past vacation adventures.  It’s a quick and easy way to brighten up a gloomy day and it surely brings a smile to my face. The summer of 2018 is […]

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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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