Field Notes: The Calligrapher and The Writer

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I love stories — especially when they are told from real life experiences. Today, I want to share one of those stories with you from an experience I had that was both encouraging and humbling. Many of you know that I had a book reading and signing event on Saturday, May 21st at the Joyful Village Center. My book reading …

Field Notes: Coastal Living in Jeju Island

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I am an island girl at heart. In fact, if you were to ask me what I miss most about living in Puerto Rico, I would tell you, hands down, I miss la playa (the beach) with its beautiful blue and turquoise waters. Driving around the coast and taking in the salty air while savoring the local delicacies is life …

Field Notes: Blessing in Disguise | Homigot

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Though I would consider myself to be a world traveler and explorer at heart, I have not always been so adventurous or fearless. But then, I traveled to Korea once, twice, and now I am on my fifth trip, solo, with little planning, little funds, a small command of the language, with two large suitcases and a false sense of …

What She Said! | Janelle’s Story

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Since my book Chasing Life: Lessons on Suffering Well was released last summer, several readers have shared their own stories with me. Their journeys amaze me, and although I find it humbling that my experience can serve as inspiration beyond the page, I can’t help but draw strength from watching others learn to suffer well. I want to share one …

Labyrinth

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“You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.” ― John Green, Looking for Alaska My youngest sister, Yamila, is into puzzles. She has seasonal puzzles, strategic puzzles, and …

Connect to the Source: Book Excerpt (Chapter 4, Lesson 1, P. 103-106)

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When my firstborn son, Matthew, was a baby, we took him to get his immunizations. When the nurse came in with the injections, she saw us holding a happy baby who smiled constantly as if he didn’t have a care in this world. Then she gave him the shot, and the look of love and happiness quickly turned into horror and pain.  He …