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Browsing Archive: February, 2011

Giggle Baby

Posted by Maridel Bowes on Thursday, February 24, 2011, In : Women at midlife 

When a baby blesses the cosmos with a first laugh, we’re likely to run for the baby book and jot down the date with a grin. But there are cultures that take laughter more seriously—that is to say, see meaning in the virgin giggle. The Navajo believe that for the first few months of life, a baby is a citizen of two worlds: heaven and earth. But the first laugh signals the soul’s desire to join their earth family and be part of its community. And the person who induces that first laugh? I...


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French Press to Free Press

Posted by Maridel Bowes on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, In : Women at midlife 


There’s French Press. There’s Wine Press. And there’s Free Press! 

I’m a lifelong coffee fan, pressed or unpressed. Do you remember percolated? I started drinking the big, black stuff when I was about eight – before people realized that late-night coffee drinking might constitute child negligence. (Lucky for me.) In the beginning, I garnished it heavily with cream and sugar. The cream went in my college years due to lack of availability dormside. Then I kept decreasing the sugar unt...


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How to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Posted by Maridel Bowes on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, In : Women at midlife 

I paid homage to St Valentine yesterday by procuring a heart-shaped pizza from Papa Murphy's, throwing in a balloon and some party accoutrements and delivering myself and the goods to my grandchildren’s door. According to my granddaughter, this constituted “the BEST Valentine Day EVER” which is quite the compliment since the first three of her five celebrations she doesn’t remember. Score while it’s easy, friends.  

All this set me to musing about the “holiday” that is the bona f...


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Back in the Blogger's Seat

Posted by Maridel Bowes on Sunday, February 13, 2011, In : Women at midlife 

Greetings!
I’m back at the wheel of the blogging machine, but all has changed. Somehow when I titled my blog, “Moving to Maui” it was with a lack of foresight saved for the networking naïve. Blogs are meant to endure and serve as a foundation for one’s platform and presence online. How long can I be “moving to Maui?” So I hereby change the name of my blog to exactly what it says (and has always said) at the top of this page: “Evolving Journey Blog.” That, my friends, is the su...


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Maridel Bowes "Shaking up a cocktail of soul and spirit with a twist of laughter!" The dazzling concoction of being human on a daily basis...living our unfolding paths with wit and whimsy... and radical trust in our own evolution...creating a community of shared soulfuness here in our midlife prime...all sponsored by a host of laugh-out-loud Angels!
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