Last week, I wrote about using vacations and “vacation substitutes” as a way to become more creative  and articulate. I am happy to report that I returned home from my vacation to the Florida Keys with a new sense of vigor and focus. Happily, the daffodils, crocus and an array of flowering trees were in full bloom when we arrived home, with 75-degree weather here in Kansas City.

Sitting on my deck this afternoon felt like “paradise found” – right in my own backyard. Could have just been me, but it seemed that there were more birds chirping than ever before. And that Starbucks dark Verona roast, homebrewed and consumed on the deck, was a delightful treat. Since I always try to “walk my talk,” I thought you’d like to know that I’ve been practicing the art of being mindful as a way to stay more creative, intuitive and articulate.

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