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GROW - Thanks for use of the image, Tim!

My One-Word Theme for 2013: GROW

The past two years, I’ve adopted a one-word theme to guide me throughout the next twelve months; I’ve always waited until after the new year to write about the choice here, but this year I can’t wait. I don’t like to wish away time, but I could not be more ready for 2012 to end and for 2013 to begin.

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Pomegranates - melegrane

Arrivederci Summer, Bentornato Fall!

A warm adieu to a brutal summer and an even warmer welcome back to a long-lost friend, the fall.

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Roman scene

The Importance of Owning Our Transitions

Don’t sit around waiting for someone to tell you it’s OK to make a transition in your life. No one can do that for you. We must own our transitions: Make the decision to change something in your life, and then give it your all to make it work, accepting the consequences no matter what.

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Wild garlic about to bloom

Recalibration After a Trip “Home”

Yesterday P and I went for a long, winding ride on the scooter into the mountains for some relief from the heat. During those few hours with the sun kissing my (sunscreened!) shoulders, the cool air whipping past us, and the crisp water from a mountain spring dribbling down my chin, I started to reconnect with my life here.

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Gemma the baby goat ready for breakfast

Experiencing Joy, Unapologetically and Without Fear

Do you allow yourself to feel joy in the moment or do you hold back, worrying that the other shoe will drop at any moment, that for every good thing that happens, there must a corresponding bad one?

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Michelle FabioMichelle Fabio is an American attorney-turned-freelance writer living in her family's ancestral village in Calabria, Italy and savoring simplicity one sip at a time.

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Homemade apple butter
Green beans, potatoes, and pancetta
Glazed Apple Oatmeal Cinnamon Muffins
Pasta with snails alla calabrese
Onion, Oregano, and Thyme Focaccia
Oatmeal Banana Craisin Muffins
Prosciutto wrapped watermelon with bel paese cheese
Fried eggs with red onion and cheese
Calabrian sausage and fava beans
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