Category Archives: Spirit

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For Father’s Day

My Dad, My Hero: Fred Soria Here is a list of Dadisms. Things he often told my sister and me.  1.  Don’t be a hypocrite. Stand for your beliefs. 2.  The bigger mistake is that you didn’t learn from your first mistake. 3.  Always dress according to the occasion. 4.  Stay away from crooks and […]

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Raw Chef on the Road

Our fifteen city tour of California has begun!  We spent Saturday night camping in our solar-powered RV, Gracie ( we travel in grace), at Refugio State Park, a beach park north of Santa Barbara.  I  used to visit this park with my family when I was a kid.  This has so many wonderful memories of […]

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Avocado Love

I grew up surrounded by avocado trees.  There were seventy-five of them on our heavenly acre of orchard in Santa Barbara, California.  I’m told avocados were my first solid food – and believe me, it was love at first bite!  These friendly fat fruits are a mainstay of my diet and belong on the top […]

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Appreciating Each New Day

Some people start their day with meditation; others with prayer; some mumble and get out of bed grudgingly. I begin everyday with appreciation. There are so many things to be grateful for! Even if I am experiencing challenges in areas of my personal or business life, there are still things I can appreciate if I focus on […]

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Dad’s Garden

Today I brought some calla lilies into Living Light for the administration staff. They are so dedicated to supporting our students in meeting their goals and making sure they are happy with the programs they choose and I wanted them to know how much I appreciate them. This gift of flowers is particularly meaningful to […]

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A Journey of Recovery: It’s all in the mind

I didn’t expect that a week after my ill fated 10K race (see my post, “A Case of Pride)” I would still be limping around, unable to practice karate or even walk on the beach!  I was starting to feel sorry for myself and even caught myself making light of it by calling myself a […]

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Why be ordinary when you can be extraordinary?

One of my goals is to help students become the best that they can be. I know that each of us can be extraordinary if we just realize our potential and not be afraid to express it. Many things make you extraordinary already: you are interested in a healthy lifestyle, you have a desire to […]

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Making Life Delicious

 My name is Cherie and I love to share what I have learned on my journey through life.  I enjoy writing about the fullness of life; its lessons and its pleasures. Life has not always been easy for me;  like many of you, I have learned that it is through pain and suffering that we learn […]

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