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The Best St. Patrick’s Day Ever (Lucky Irish Shortbread Cookies)

Contributed by OKWB member Lisa Marotta I have always had a hunger to know about “my people.” As soon as I learned that Mom was adopted, I immediately wanted to know more. It was not additional family that I craved, but rather an ethnic identity. My tween/teen mirror time was often spent searching past the …

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My Yoga Mat is a Life GPS

Submitted by Lisa Marotta Being an adult is a difficult journey.  It seems each decade has its own set of road blocks and detours. In our twenties we have so much ground to cover: defining a sense of self, discovering interests and job possibilities, becoming independent, looking for a special someone. Our thirties are full …

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Always Add the Love

Submitted by OWB member Lisa Marotta  In my kitchen there is a soulful difference between cooking and baking. When I am cooking the gathering of ingredients is mindless. My inspiration is a recipe from one of my many “Twenty Minutes or Less” cookbooks.  As a cook my focus is on nutrition (generally) and quenching the …

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The Art of Start: Managing the Anxiety of Beginning Anything

  There is a seed of an idea brewing inside of you, it is fragile and incomplete.   It could be “the” manuscript, an empty blog post, or a messy garage.  You also have intention and the inkling of a plan of attack.   Take a deep breath–this is where it gets difficult.   In that …

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Wordless Wednesday, 11-27-13

Photo courtesy of Lisa Marotta. Photo courtesy of Misti Pryor. Photo courtesy of Shel Harrington. All photos are used with permission and are the property of the bloggers who submitted them. All rights are reserved.

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Wordless Wednesday, 11-20-13

Photo courtesy of Lisa Marotta. Photo courtesy of Marie Wreath. (There is more to this story. Click here.) All featured photographs are property of the bloggers named. Images are used with permission.

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Why I blog: June’s Blogger of the Month

The number one fear for most people is death, the second is public speaking. Whether it is waiting for your turn to read aloud in elementary school or stating your concerns at a community forum, speaking in front of others gives most people the willies. I am weird. I’ve always loved public speaking, but blogging? …

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Matters of the Family Mind

Never confuse a family trip with a vacation. Although they have some things in common, they are definitely not the same thing. Both involve some form of travel. They include opportunities to make memories, try new things. Generally pictures are taken; and post cards and souvenirs are available for purchase. But if you expect your …

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Tradition

 “Healthy families have a strong sense of family where rituals and traditions abound”                                                                                                                                                                   Delores Curran In 1984 Delores Curran surveyed five hundred professionals to identify the strengths in healthy families. Out of the fifteen traits that were cited, one included traditions.  Yippee—I love traditions! When I was growing up, we took a road trip …

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