Category Archives: Heart Song

Turning Trash into Beauty

It started as a simple, volunteer training for mothers in the adult literacy program in Guatemala City. Now Creamos is a thriving business. Continue reading

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Two Kids with Big Dreams

Between the two of us we had $104 left in our savings. We were two kids with big dreams and no money, but we had … Continue reading

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The Story of Yes

The bungalow was dark. The only sound was Papi’s rasp, breath after breath. Salvatore knew his Father’s time was near, and he was gripped with… Continue reading

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Meeting Jesus in Guatemala

Children in these 3rd World Countries all learn to bargain and sell. It’s a survival tool that they take with them into… Continue reading

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The Stupidest Question in the World

On occasion when I am at my most wretched with salt caked on my face and my arms in a constant bath of sweat I ask myself… Continue reading

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Confessions of a World Traveler

For being a world traveler, I have particularly unhelpful personal failings. For instance, I get… Continue reading

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Creating Happiness 100 Times Over Again

Research proved that it is the first bite of chocolate, the first glimpse of the sea, and the first minute of massage were the happiest moments and if we could somehow increase the frequency of having more “first moments” we would become happier overall. Continue reading

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My Sister Is a Potted Plant

It was a major personal breakthrough. I’m the oldest of three girls born of the same parents and raised in the same Middle-of-America town. An adventurer by nature, I enjoy new ideas, different flavors, and meeting novel people. If there … Continue reading

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