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  Special thanks for today’s guest post from David Sewell McCann of Sparkle Stories.  He is also sharing free downloadable Halloween stories, which you’ll find at the bottom of this post.  We hope you enjoy them!   The end of October and the beginning of November are unique in the year.   Think of the world festivals during that span of three days: Halloween, All Souls Day, All Saints Day, Diwalli, Samhain, Day of the Dead.  How do you imagine them?  Many of us see them at night.  We see them in the darkness with lights above in the form of stars or fireworks  – or lights below in the form of flickering candles. The common images from these holidays celebrate […]

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Your home is like a mirror into your life.  As we have settled into ours (after a major downsizing), the details are beginning to emerge.  The items that find their way into a home after a metamorphosis of change are significant.  They hold meaning and memories. Many people have asked me about organization in a small space, and as much as I want to be able to give them “buy this bin, buy that shelf”, that is not what they are asking for, or what they need. Take my closet, for instance.  I have purged through my closet more in the last year than I have in my lifetime.  There is a reason for this.  As you travel the stages […]

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