“Why is raising our children so associated with (parental) anguish?” Each time I have watched this TED Talk, I fully relate to what Jennifer Senior shares about parental anguish and the day her son was born.  For I, too, had a C-section that was planned–when my soon-to-be-born daughter turned herself around to a breach position…

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grumpy looking dog wearing a new year hat with confetti

An End of Year Message from HySoS Founder, Antoinetta Vogels New Year’s Eve is coming up and then onto 2014! It’s been an important year at HySoS and a life time of hard work is slowly turning to benefits and fun for me. Getting something launched is a lot of hard work that is worth…

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Sport boxer woman in black gloves boxing

“When you take a stance and deliver a punch, the message is: I am accountable for my intent, my fears and my desires.” ~Cappy Kotz, Founder of Cappy’s Boxing Club, Seattle According to Cappy Kotz, who founded Cappy’s Boxing Club in 1999 in the culturally diverse, Central District of Seattle, the popular sport of Amateur…

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Indirect motivation is a concept that many people have never heard about. Yet, being able to identify it gives you tremendous power to change your life from being its slave into being its master. If you know why you do what you do you have a tool that works miracles. Can you spot the depth…

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It’s nearly 6pm and in 25 minutes the Essential Bakery (apropos name!) will close for the day. For the time being I am safe to capture the experience I just had with one named “Anna” who commented on the Azure blue scarf I was wearing as most becoming on me. She was alone with her…

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“The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection…

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