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My Campfire Confession and the Autocamp Airstream Dream

I love Airstream trailers. Simply looking at them makes my heart feel happy and free. I’ve been pointing them out on the highway since Simone was little. Now, when we see one on the road, she calls out ‘Airstream,’ like horse or cow. I’m also someone who loves hitting the jackpot, or holding the luck of the draw. 

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The Adventures of Mothers and Daughters

Does it mean I’m getting my job done as a mother when my daughter says, “Mom, you can be protective, just not over-protective.” I like to believe this is true, especially when I feel the urge to micro-manage her independent, free-spirited nature and keep her safe inside boundaries surrounded by love and encouragement.

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I Disappeared From Grief, Now I’m Back!

I’m Kris Adams and my ‘About Me’ video shares some personal back story with Top 5 Actions to go beyond grief, where more peace and happiness is available. When we take steps to break free from the chains of past trauma and tragedy, life becomes a lot more fun!

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It Felt Like Driving Off a Bridge, but I Drove Over it Instead

I tell myself, focus, while driving the seven hours back and forth every other weekend to be with my daughter. I feel it’s best Simone finishes out her three months of school in Los Angeles, keeping things consistent and stable as much as possible.  My Mom is living with her while I secure work in San Francisco.

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French Woman Camping

My life on the other side of taking charge. I’m not French, but feel inspired by the elegant sophistication French women exude. And… they make doing dishes in high heels look effortless. I love to camp in the great outdoors; however, I want to enjoy it like a French Woman. My inner tomboy has …

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Let’s Hear Those Sleigh Bells Jingling

Let's hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring-ting-tingling too...  These lyrics were playing on my radio when I went to return my rental car but the location was closed.  Rather than letting the 1/2 hour delay ruin my whole day, I drove to the nearest...

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Lady Madonna

There's a favorite scene of mine in the movie Under the Tucson Sun where Diane Lane's friend shows up at her house in Tuscany, nine months pregnant and in the midst of a broken heart.  She's devastated, crying and says, "How do you breathe again...?" Diane Lane's...

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Someone’s Knocking On My Door

I’ve been operating on Gazelle adrenaline - the kind that's being chased by a Tiger, but always staying one step ahead. The kind where my fight or flight mechanisms are in working order, but have been over extended for the past two years. Unlike a Gazelle, I’ve kept...

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Grief is Where Pain & Beauty Merge

Grief is…  Awkward peaceful angry raw real loving graceful painful bitter euphoric gracious tender bold fear violent righteous debilitating alive wonder splitting courageous solid true crumbling aching painful beautiful transforming layered kind gripping roaring...

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My Harebrained Vulnerability

Another snapshot in the ongoing acceptance of healing after loss... We're talking real life here... The kind that wants to stay hidden, but is there on the surface if you look close enough... or at least my daughter, Simone, looks close enough and lets me know what...

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Marianne Williamson, My 30 Year Mentor

October 2013 was when Marianne Williamson announced she was running for Congress, and October 1985 was when I first met her. In the span of almost 30 years I’ve been influenced by someone I don't know personally, but who had a profound impact on my life experience. It...

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How My Dust Bunny Confronted My Playboy Bunny

How does a blindsided woman reclaim her femininity and personal power when the man she loves chooses another? There are many answers to the century old dilemma. Betrayal is nothing new; it has been happening in relationships since the dawn of time. However, in my...

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The Power of Simplifying

Gandhi's heart spoke it, Einstein knew it, Frank Lloyd Wright built it, and Mother Teresa held it in her hands. All visionaries were called to harness the power of simplicity within their purpose and mission. I feel the same holds true for each of us building a life...

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Holiday Healing

The Holidays- that slippery slope to my Achilles heal when renewing life after loss.  It is the time of year that has always been sacred to me, but has become another hurdle to morph into a milestone. And, it's a milestone that I've had to polish the rough edges with...

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French Woman Camping Headquarters

Today, I'm writing to you from my office. It's my new sanctuary that I've found quiet inspiration to create from. It's my flagship headquarters where all the nuts and bolts of my business blossom. I design the blueprint of my vision within these walls... these walls...

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Hope is Where the Heart is

I was sitting in my little studio guest house, weeding thru the jungle of emotional land mines after my husband left and feeling the raw pain of rebuilding my life, when the phone rang... My sister said, "Someone opened fire at an elementary school in Connecticut,...

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