Carol Cassara

91 Flips | 15 Magazines | 36 Following | 53 Followers | @ccassara | I'm a constant traveler and lover of life who loves sharing her many and varied (and sometimes hilarious) experiences out in the world. I live out loud every single day.

How to Travel to the Greek Islands

A trip to Greece is an incredible opportunity to choose your own adventure—but picking where to go can be overwhelming. Here’s how to plan a vacation …

European Travel

The perfect gift - A Healing Spirit Gift Pack - Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

Last month I introduced my blogging friend, Carol Cassara from A Healing Spirit. Carol wrote as a guest writer for my August theme – 31 days to …

Shopping

Mutt meatballs recipe

<b>Treat your dog to some yummy mutt meatballs this week!</b><p>Riley goes to an integrative vet who noticed that his fur seemed dry and so was his nose.<p>“In …

Recipes

Who makes the magic?

Sometimes it seems like younger generations are looking for a shortcut, a way to the magic without putting in the effort and especially not the time. …

Parenting

Sick Day

His voice is so small stretching across the line. I am only a few streets away but I feel the distance between his school world and my home life, his …

Misunderstood

<b>Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood.</b><p>Have you ever felt misunderstood?<p>Have you ever felt “how could someone I have known so well and so long …

Get out there! Or don't.

<b>Get out there and do this! Do that! Reinvent yourself! Make your dream come true! Contribute to the world!</b><p>There are a lot of voices out there …

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3 Tips That Will Make You See Awesome Blog Traffic from StumbleUpon

People say nothing lasts except death and taxes.<p>I beg to differ.<p>I’m happy to say our StumbleUpon group is still going strong.<p>It’s been a year since I …

Social Media

Self-compassion September: the shared human condition

<i>“Being human is not about being any one particular way; it is about being as life creates you—with your own particular strengths and weaknesses,</i> …

Concluding Self-compassion September

<b>You cannot transform yourself, and you certainly cannot transform your partner or anybody else. All you can do is create a space for transformation</b> …

Hello darkness, my old friend

<b>Burning Man 2016. Photo credit: Scott Swanson</b><p>“World-weary,” is how the writer Oriah Mountain Dreamer terms her mood these days, days in which she …

Human Interest

The Best Chocolate Cake You'll Ever Have Recipe

The Best Chocolate Cake You’ll Ever Have – Is it a bold claim to make?<p>The Best Chocolate Cake You’ll Ever Have<p>It might be, but after a scrumptious …

What do you DO in Santa Fe?

<b>What do you do in Santa Fe for all those weeks?</b><p>Someone asked me that not too long ago, and I was astounded. Same with the comment “I didn’t find more …

Travel

Sonoma autumn

Autumn leaves tell us that the year is drawing to a close and like everyone else, I wonder where it’s gone.<p>Fall is my favorite season in just about …

Northern California

#CampusChat - How Parents Can Help Students Win College Scholarships

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College Scholarship Tips from the Scholarship Mom

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Don't Be Ordinary! ⋆

Hey there New England snow blower baron, winter is around the corner and sales of your SnowNinja XL sales are solid, but far from strong. Mr. Texas, …

Sin City

Nine Ways Lazy Parenting Helps Grow Great Grown ups

<b>Helicopter Parenting. Free Range Parenting. Sharenting.</b> The names go on and on. We all reap rewards and pay the price for whichever philosophy we …

Why do you travel so much?

<i>The wonder of an old house on the Douro River in Portugal.</i><p><b>Why do you travel so much?</b><p>It’s a question I hear often, because we are on the road …

Northern Lights

It's not a competition

<i>I love Louise Hay’s affirmation cards.</i><p>Envy seems to be everywhere, these days. More than ever. Or maybe we see it more now because social media posts …

What price independence?

One of the best things about the growth of cable TV is the breadth of programming and the ability to expose ourselves to things we might not …

What we can learn from dogs...eye contact trumps icontact.

All around me people are running with their dogs. It is Denver after all. I am taking very small steps trying not to slip on the ice. When I moved …

Pets

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Five Easy Parenting Hacks

Even a parenting hack like me gets a kid made breakfast.<p>This post was previously published on In the Powder Room.<p>Looking to save time? Looking to …

The friendship equation. Solving for the unknowns.

Outside of my family the person I see most is someone I haven’t spoken to in nine years. We don’t live in the same state anymore, but when I am in a …

The mind-numbing travails of travel

Air travel delays are something we’ve learned to live with. Both of us traveled extensively for our jobs and there are very few air travel delay …

The gift of being seen

<b>See me</b> <b><br>Feel me</b> <b><br>Touch me</b> <b><br>Heal me</b><p>Who sees you?<p>Oh, I don’t mean by eyesight. I mean really, really SEES you, the totality of the person you are. Think …

Siblings

How to Boost Your Traffic: The Complete Beginner’s Guide to SEO

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to SEO<p>By Ken Marshall<p>SEO is hard. Plain and simple.<p>If you’re just starting your own blogging adventure, then it becomes …

SEO