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About existencehappens

Curious, Type A personality with hippie & nomadic tendencies who loves science and wellness, medicine (western and alternative) yoga, animals, fashion, food (creating it, eating it, shopping for it, talking about it) nature, new experiences, reading, travel, and sharing things with friends and family!

Inheriting a garden…

I haven’t had a veggie garden since I was a child living in Blauvelt, New York.  Most years, some time around Memorial Day when we hoped we had experienced  the last frost of the season we would plant tomatoes, zucchini, … Continue reading

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At home in Litchfield County, Connecticut

I haven’t blogged in so  long  it’s hard to  know where to begin but I think it makes sense to start at the beginning of our new adventure.  After selling our home in Fort Worth  in May we drove cross … Continue reading

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The Peace and Power of Gong Meditation and Sound Therapy

I’m usually blogging about journeys of the physical kind… food, cities, states or countries that require the movement of the self from one geography to the next.  Today however I experienced a journey of the mind and spirit thanks to … Continue reading

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White Sands National Monument…Never Underestimate the Desert!

White Sands National Monument is just a 1.25 hour drive from Ruidoso, New Mexico.   From the first moment I read about it  I knew it was a place I had to visit.  We set off on our road trip … Continue reading

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Wild horses couldn’t drag me away! In search of wildlife in the Sierra Blanca Range of Lincoln National Forest.

I keep dreaming of my National Geographic moment, the time when I will witness a great feat of nature, be part of a once in a lifetime wildlife experience. Something safe and not too disturbing of course, but something big… … Continue reading

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On the road again to Ruidoso, New Mexico!

We always end up leaving late, the planned 6am blast off absolutely did not happen but we were only an hour behind, not bad for our first long road trip with the dogs! We were inspired by the story of … Continue reading

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All things Navy!! Annapolis…so many sites, so little time!

In May we met up  with family members from Chile for a long weekend in Annapolis, Maryland.  This was their first trip to the Chesapeake Bay area.  At first I was disappointed that our weekend coincided with “Commissioning Week” at … Continue reading

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Palo Duro Canyon, Texas

I am sooooo not a camper, but when my husband tried to lure me to spend a night in the cabins at Palo Duro Canyon State Park it was the promise of a starlit sky that lured me into agreeing … Continue reading

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When inspiration strikes…

I’ve been lamenting the fact that I haven’t blogged in quite some time, that I miss writing, and questioning why I allow so many things get in the way of the things I love to do.  I’ve had plenty of … Continue reading

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New York City…Veggie Inspiration from the concrete jungle

NYC is always inspiring!  I get hyper just thinking about all of the options… the fashion, the shops, the green spaces, art galleries, the farmers markets, restaurants, the food trucks, the museums.  There are so many things to do and … Continue reading

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