Donna George Blog

A Beachy Point Of View

With all the New Year’s planning, goal setting, and hoopla finished – how is it all working out for you? Hopefully, you are well on your way to developing some new habits or at least courageously moving in a positive direction towards them.   Whether your resolutions were major or minor, January remains the month with a hopeful …

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The scenic landscapes of the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains is ever-changing and simply beautiful. Where blue mist hovers over the mountain tops and the evenings are ushered to a close by sky hues of pinks and purples. The trees put the “blue” in Blue Ridge, from the isoprene released in the atmosphere, thereby contributing …

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The Great Smoky Mountains are famous for the beautiful color changes of the leaves in mid October every year. Thousands flock to the high country to catch a glimpse of the spectacular hues of oranges, reds, yellows, olives, and purples. Fall festivals are in full swing, porches are picturesque with hay, pumpkins and cornstalks, and hay rides …

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Most of us remember the phrase, “did curiosity kill the cat”? And what happened to Jack when he climbed the gigantic beanstalk? Do you think his courage to climb a mysterious gigantic tree and ultimately end up in a giant’s house, changed him? Absolutely! Many of us abandon our curiosity when we become adults, leaving behind …

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If you are like me, when you encounter exceptionally nice people, or people who seem particularly gentle and thoughtful to others, you might take a mental note. I notice these type of exchanges at random times and places.  I am not referring to times of hurricanes, tornadoes, floods or just chaotic events, but just simple acts of …

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