KELLY ANNIE BLOG
The Gift of Breath

The Gift of Breath

If we don’t have 3 minutes to spare, we are doing life wrong.  That’s all I’m saying.  You’re booking yourself too tight, man.  

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Gifts for Loss

Gifts for Loss

What can you do for someone who has lost someone they love? When someone you love experiences the death of someone close to them, there is a natural feeling that we need to DO something to help.  It is such a feeling of helplessness because there is no way we can fix...

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Adoption to Reunion (a story 47 years in the making)

Adoption to Reunion (a story 47 years in the making)

I received an email from a woman named Nelly asking to have one of my coin necklaces made.  The piece she inquired about is one that I create using coins from all of the places a person’s ancestors come from.  I was inspired to make my first one after I took a DNA...

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Are you a Jackhammer or a Hummingbird?

Are you a Jackhammer or a Hummingbird?

I haven't had a "real job" for the past 23 years. I have been a photographer, a custom frame maker, a paw-lm reader (that's like a palm reader except for animal paws), I made and sold bird feeders out of gourds I grew, I make jewelry, taught photography classes and...

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Because The Goal Demands It.

Because The Goal Demands It.

I recently returned home from a trip to Amsterdam. It was a beautiful city and we timed our trip so we could see all the tulips but my favorite thing about the trip was the bicycles. People use their bikes as transportation to work, to the store, to take their kids to...

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Mother Nature Knows Best

Mother Nature Knows Best

Do you have a favorite season? I always think mine is spring until it’s fall and then I can’t decide. But since it is currently spring, I am feeling all the good things that spring brings. I live in Utah, and our state capitol has a walking path lined with cherry...

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The Parable of the Elephant

The Parable of the Elephant

WHAT CAN ELEPHANTS TEACH US ABOUT OURSELVES? A lot, actually.  This last week, I had one of those moments that screams at you to pay attention to it.  Do you know those times that make the hair on the back of your neck stand up? It happened at the gym of all places....

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Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

FINDING THE PERFECT, THOUGHTFUL HOLIDAY GIFT IS THE BEST FEELING. I love that feeling of anticipation when you know someone is going to LOVE the gift you picked for them.  This is when giving is truly better than receiving. Am I right? To help with your holiday gift...

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Red-Eye Flight Travel Tips

Red-Eye Flight Travel Tips

ARE YOU PLANNING AN UPCOMING TRIP THAT REQUIRES AN OVERNIGHT “RED-EYE” FLIGHT?   I have taken enough of them to have experienced every discomfort one can endure, and have come up with what I think is a mostly foolproof way to get the best sleep possible while...

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The Warrior

The Warrior

  ASHLEY ASKED ME TO MAKE A NECKLACE IN HONOR OF HER DEAR FRIEND WHO IS FIGHTING CANCER. ⠀ I’M SO HONORED TO DO THIS FOR HER. I chose Athena (Greek coin) because she is a courageous fighter. Here is what the card I included with the necklace says:⠀ Athena is the...

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