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Happy Haven with Brandi-Ann Uyemura

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Summer Un-Necessities: What You Don’t Need This Summer

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

It’s just a few days until it’s officially summer. This usually signals a mad rush to truly savor the season. But unlike spring, fall or winter, there’s an added expectation that comes with these next few months. So instead of […]

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Fathers Know Best: Best Advice from Fathers

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

Most of the time, my dad throws out tips like the following: “Make sure you eat at that restaurant. It’s a good time to buy a house.” Or he tells me when to get my oil changed or doles out […]

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Gratitude on Memorial Day

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

Whenever I pass a man or woman in military uniform, I feel overcome with gratitude. I wish I could say aloud what I’m thinking in my head. I wish I had the courage they have. I wish I had their […]

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Advice for College Graduates

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

It’s graduation season! I couldn’t write this post without one for college grads now could I? Graduating high school was a completely different monster from graduating high school. You grow in college. You get to indulge in exploring who you […]

Don’t Sweat the Weekend

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

Got big plans for Mother’s Day this weekend? Or are you on the opposite side of the coin, in agony about doing nothing once again? It’s amazing how much suffering we can cause ourselves over nothing. There is the stress […]

5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Graduating High School

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

It’s been well over a decade since I accepted my diploma under hot stadium lights among a crowd of proud parents and excited friends. And when I look back on that momentous day, I remember the following: 1) how nervous […]

How to Heal Yourself and the Earth on Earth Day

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

Earth Day (April 22) is a great excuse to give back to Mother Earth for all the other days when we’re taking advantage of her. But it’s not just about toting a cute reusable grocery bag, getting rid of the […]

Afraid of Being the Fool?

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

Happy Belated April Fool’s Day! Did you escape one of these 100 top hoaxes of all time? Surprisingly, the annual “fear of being fooled day” isn’t as anxiety-provoking as the fear produced by being fooled on an ordinary day. How […]

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