Persephone’s Journey

19 July 2012

Welcome, Beloved! If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my email list – just enter your information in that SUBSCRIBE box on the right. You’ll even get a free gift from me! Thanks for visiting![youtube][/youtube] Yes, I call back the blogging angels with video!  But first…well… How does one segue over three […]

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Why I Still Play With Melissa Even Though She Beats The Pants Off Me Every Time, or Developing Your Growth Mindset

12 April 2012

It’s a long one folks, but a goodie.  Read up.  Share and Re-Tweet away!  Subscribe over there ~> if you haven’t yet.  Looking for more Italy posts?  I claim technical difficulties on this end as I learn how to edit video so I can show you the Florentine New Year.  Ack!  But for now… *** Melissa […]

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Failure is Not an Option (It’s Mandatory)

4 April 2012

A couple of weeks ago I posted a blog entry called “Integrate”, wherein I reviewed a long history of dividing myself up into bite-sized segments, and how that hasn’t worked so great for me.  Well…reviewed?  There was some whining, to be honest.  Lamenting.  Feeling a bit sorry for me aul’ self. In amongst all that […]

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Florence Part I: Everything Else and the David

31 March 2012

I’ve been procrastinating the Florence posts because…I think…I’ve hit…traveler’s fatigue.  That point where you look up at another old building on another charming cobblestone street across from another pretty church…and you snap the pictures and it’s really cool that you’re here, but you start wishing you were home so you could ferment some ginger carrots and bake […]

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Rome Part IV: St. Peter’s and the Rest

29 March 2012

Oh my goodness, I’ve got some catching up to do!  If you do too, read all my Italy posts here. *** Note to self: Sunday is not a great day to go shopping in the most Catholic country in the world. Yep, I got up bright and early and had a quick colazione Americano (American […]

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Rome Part III: The One Where I Wander

17 March 2012

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!   That means Happy St. Patrick’s Day in good ol’ Irish, you know…that language that I can’t get enough of. *** As this blog post goes to press I’m back in Rome for a second weekend of exploring and enjoying the Eternal City.  Truth be told, I’m probably here…

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Rome Part II: When in Rome, Wear High Heels (but bring flats)

16 March 2012

Catching up?  Read all my Italy posts here! So I high-tailed it for Rome right after work.  Another 11th-hour change-up lay ahead of me, though: the plan to drive to Aversa, about 2 km away from where I’m staying, leave my car there and take the train to Rome was completely derailed when I pulled […]

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Rome Part I: Embrace the 11th Hour Change-Up

14 March 2012

The guidebooks had been staring at me all week long, and I had been politely ignoring them.  But now it was Friday afternoon, and they were glaring at me menacingly; in four hours I was heading out for a weekend in Rome…and I had no earthly idea what I wanted to do there.  

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Herculaneum: Small-Town Pompeii

13 March 2012

The day after I toured Pompeii, I went back down the coast for a second look at ancient volcano ruins; ten minutes closer is the fascinating partially-excavated ruins of Herculaneum, a town about 1/5 the size of Pompeii that was also frozen in time by the Mount Vesuvius eruption of 79 A.D.

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6 March 2012

I’ve always found myself with my feet in different worlds.  In high school the music and drama departments vied for “lesser geek” status by proclaiming the other department the geekier, while I, both musician and actress, became the unofficial liaison between the two worlds.  When my psychology training didn’t feel complete enough I hopped the […]

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