Archive for the ‘taking action’ Category

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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Closed door waiting to be open

Gut Check: How Bad Do You Want It?

A couple years after moving to Italy, although I could communicate well enough on a daily basis I knew there was still so much I was missing, including parts of myself still hidden from those around me. That was gut check time.

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Gemelli Press

Announcing My Latest Up-Venture: Gemelli Press, LLC

My one-word theme for 2012 is UP, and upwards we go, indeed . . . right into a new position as the Managing Editor of Gemelli Press, LLC – Calabria location.

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The Sweet Season of Change

The fall — the literal season of change — is the perfect time to take even one small step toward whatever new habit, hobby, activity, or whatever you’d love to pursue.

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Chamomille Way, Badolato

Answering Middle of the Night Calls to Action

When woken up in the middle of the night with a burning idea, pay attention — don’t just roll over and go back to sleep.

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Michelle KaminskyMichelle Kaminsky is an American attorney-turned-freelance writer who lived in her family's ancestral village in Calabria, Italy for 15 years. This blog is now archived. 

Calabria Guidebook

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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
Ricotta Pound Cake