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Thank You Castle Hill Inn for a Quiet and Productive Escape!

Did you know that Castle Hill Inn has been hosting guests at its amazing location in Newport, RI since 1875?  Wow, what a perfect place to relax and recharge.  It's quiet, it's private, it's clean, and it offers exactly what I recommend for any writer or artist or for busy professionals who just want to get away to quiet their minds and simply rest.  The food is outstanding along with top notch…
December 18, 2013
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What tu-anh Will Do Before 2014

Stretching outside of beach house #34 of Castle Hill Inn.  I am all about creating balance.  Doing yoga and meditation this past year has helped me tremendously and I will continue to do more of that in 2014. Can you believe it?  Another year has passed.  As we say goodbye to 2013, here is another opportunity for a fresh start. The next two weeks for me will be all about…
December 15, 2013
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Young Tokyo Fashion: Can You Be Sexy Without Revealing It All?

When it comes to Japanese fashion for young gals in their teens and early 20's, what do you think of?  I don't know about you, but for me, I think of Harajuku girls, Halloween-style costumes, punk and goth looks, or maybe avant garde meets rock-n-roll...or what about just made-up living dolls!  And can we talk about the hair?  Blue, green, purple, bleach blonde - no color is off limits.  Well,…
December 4, 2013
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Brighten My Day With A Handwritten Thank You Note

In this age of text messages and emoticons, a handwritten thank you note seems ancient or like last season's trend.  But from my perspective, it is far from out of fashion! To me, a handwritten thank you note is classic and timeless.  It does not take much time to write, and it will touch someone's heart much more than a quick email, instant message, a voicemail, or even a fleeting conversation.…
November 26, 2013
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When Was The Last Time You Prayed?

When I was young, I wanted to be a nun.  Why?  Because I thought it was the only way to make a difference and help people.  I was overly emotional as a child and still am today, but in a more womanly manner. :)  If I can recall clearly, I started praying around age four and have not stopped praying since.  I came from a very Catholic family.  My father…
November 16, 2013
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In The Mood For Love

To attract love, I always have fresh flowers by my bedside. Valentine's Day is far away, but if I had it my way, I would write about love every day, talk about love everyday, live the magic of love everyday, and give unlimited love everyday.  Love makes the world go round.  Love lifts our spirits, love gives us strength, love is all we need to feed our soul, and love…
November 12, 2013
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Elko Nevada and My Cowboy Boots

The classic black boots.  They go with everything and I have been wearing them almost everyday to work and every where else.  This is me in Georgetown after a business meeting. Recently, I had to go out west to Elko, Nevada for a client project.  I know what you are thinking, what’s in Elko?  Well, not much by East Coast standards, but the town is small, quiet and full of…
November 9, 2013
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How To Be A Happy Man

This image of David by Michelangelo in my eyes represents a strong, solid, confident man comfortable in his own skin and ready to face life's battles.  That, to me is masculinity and that is very attractive. Enough blog posts for women. Since more than 50% of my readers are male, this one is just for you.  (And for my female readers, let's share this with the men in your life!)…
November 6, 2013
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Don’t Quit Now

In life we often experience many periods of beginning anew, whether by choice or by chance.  I remember how determined my mother was to get our whole family out of Vietnam back in the late 1970's.   Despite failure after failure, she never gave up.  Even after being caught and getting thrown in jail for the attempts to escape, she still did not learned the lesson.  Once released from jail,…
October 29, 2013
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It’s Amazing…All That I Can Do

This photo I took at Myconian Luxury Villa in Mykonos this past August is a representation of my dream life. Life has been an interesting journey for the past 7 years for me - lots of growth, lots of challenges great and not so great, lots of surprises, and a whole lot of powerful breakthroughs at work and at home.  This is my time for self-discovery.  I am open to…
October 18, 2013
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I Love This Man!

Talk about courage, faith, and standing strong.  John Riordon is my favorite man at the moment. After watching the 60 Minutes feature on him this past Sunday about how he risked his life to save the lives of many others after the fall of Saigon in 1975, I was so moved.  It reminded me of what my family went through to come to the States.  I want to give him…
October 15, 2013