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What inspires you?

Hi Beautiful Life is full of inspiration and examples that can help us on our journey, it’s up to us to keep our eyes open and be open to the inspiration. To take the pieces as they come up and use them to inspire us to keep going. On Sunday evening I attended the Culture…

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The biggest adventure of my life

Michelle Spalding on the streets in Downtown Denver Colorado

  The biggest adventure of my life didn’t involve a passport, only an open heart and a commitment to make it happen. All my life I’ve known that I was adopted, I was told as a child so young that I don’t ever recall the conversation, it was simply a part of my everyday knowing. …

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What’s your back up plan?

It’s good to be home after a very lovely vacation in Thailand and Bali.  Comparing the two makes it easy for me to say, I adore Bali and the Balinese people.   They were extremely friendly, helpful and warm.  There was a real since of pride in their villages, a feeling of caring for others…

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Turkey – 2009

Michelle Spalding visiting the Grand Bazzar Istanbul Turkey

  In August of 2009, Tomie and I set out to visit his sister and her family in Istanbul, Turkey. Another totally new experience for me.   I’ll share a little back story here before I chat about our adventure.  Many years ago Tomie’s sister Mary Lou wondered off to college, ended up in England…

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Panama 2009 – My First Adventure Outside the USA

Hamock on Taboga Island

In the summer of 2009 I made my first trip outside of the Country.  At the ripe age of 39, I boarded a plan and headed to Central America.  I’d never been though customs, immigration and had a naked passport.  I wondered if the representative at the desk would question where I’d been for the previous 39…

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