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Graduating and Yesterday's Milestone

In the midst of the hustle, I sit down today to appreciate milestones. My niece Emma is graduating high school this week and I am, oh so very, proud of her. And of my big sister Kara, who has been working so hard, for so long, to make a great life for her and her girls. You guys rock. But wait, wasn't Emma just a two year old, riding next to me in the Mocko Mobile falling in love with horses out the car window?  Sometimes life moves so fast that you forget how many important steps it took to...


#4 - 3 Life Changing Tips

Margaret Chaney

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It goes hand in hand with getting older, that you realize how wise others are, and that "yes, please!", you would like their advice!  Here are my favorite practical tips: 1. "Drink 2 glasses of water right when you wake up!" - my friend Jeremy Boone tweets this reminder daily, and I finally started listening. It has made a huge difference in how I feel in the morning, and also gets me to drink more water throughout the day. I now keep a 750 ml glass water bottle on my night stand so I can chug it as soon as...


# 3 - NO GPS (and a spoiler alert for MagSoul!)

When was the last time you used a paper map? I always use my phone GPS, just google it, click "directions to here" and Siri will do the rest!  Ever asked Siri for direction with a personal life map? Should I ------, Siri?   Yeah she won't help. This leads me to a new project at MagSoul. I am so excited to unveil it. It revolves around a tradition I started, then my sister and then we have passed on to others...My "HOPE BOX"   So the other night I pulled mine out- its full of wishes, and dreams, trinkets and...


Lets get real....

Margaret Chaney

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I've been trying so hard to be conscious that it led me right to being conscious of other things... So let's get real.  If you didn't know already, I am a single 29 yr old mother of an 11 yr old boy who has cerebral palsy, but has extra special needs right now. He is 13 weeks post op from a major surgery. He is mostly in a wheelchair, but uses a walker some. With his limited physical capacities (very limited), we are homeschooling (and by "we" I mean my mother, while I rock the rehab drill sergeant routine) Oh,...


November- A thankful state of consciousness

Margaret Chaney

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So the last few days I have been thinking, as I watched my social media friends posts for each day of thanks, that I should do the same. This coincides with the 2 year anniversary of my being in North Carolina. Wow, really two years? The first went by so fast, and the second so slow. And then I thought, "Crap, I am already on day 4, and what are the chances I will post each day?!". Lazy? Probably. (Overwhelmed--um always!) But seeing as I was on my new morning hour walk, I felt justified in my lack of lazy,...