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Heart Healing Soul Mending

Tammy, our lovely Team writer from Eastern USA returns to update us on the her adventures to date, ‘Sorry for the hiatus on keeping you all updated on the happenings here at Squirrel Point Farm. We do have a new location, part of the reason that I hadn’t been writing. We moved from South Carolina back to the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. There was just something here above and beyond family that beckoned to me and I had to return. Another large part of the reason for my hiatus, I needed time to let my heart heal and...

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The Heart of a City

Today we are delighted to introduce Mark, our newest Team Writer. You can find Mark on Twitter as @Marklf ‘New York City, like any world-class city, is more than a collection of buildings, it is also a collection of people and stories. Over time I hope to relate many of those stories as you get to know my city… This first entry is about all three – buildings, people, stories  and the soul of the city. It’s a story that needs to be told and remembered every year at this time. When I was young, the Empire State Building,...

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A Sense of Belonging

Our newest Team Writer, Rosemary from Canada writes …’My husband says I’m a hopeless sentimentalist, a romance addict, a person who needs to focus more on what is real, the here and now.  In my defense, I DO know reality.  I am living with who I am, where I am and how my life works.  It’s just that I think history is important–especially family history.  Knowing where we have come from and how we got to where we now find ourselves, is affirming to me.  My progenitors worked hard to get me here.  They left a legacy, of whatever...

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Might this be your last meal?

As a busy mum I wear many hats, one of these is as a support worker for people who are in the twilight of their life. I have been doing this for many years, on and off, since I was 14 years old. The people I care for are not always elderly sometimes they are quite young, with complex problems alongside a terminal illness. One of the things that often happens as people grow old, develop dementia, or become very ill, is dysphagia. Dysphagia simply means swallowing difficulties. s o u r c e  Not so long ago I...

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Living the Dream….Tammy part 3

Today we complete the journey so far. The story of Tammy’s life. We find her Living the Dream….Tammy part 3 ‘This is where I am unsure if this started off as my dream or mine and my husband’s dream. I know he loved the idea of supporting ourselves and not being tied to someone else’s whim as you are when you work a “real” job. I think the idea grew on him as time went on. It grew on him because it was what I wanted so it became his dream as well. We managed to purchase an ancient...

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