Stories of Our Iron Butterflies

Crosses in the Sky

By Judy Lacy A Saturday in August 2022, while joining friends for a Peruvian memorial service for my friend’s Dad, via Zoom, we looked out at a beautiful, wide, blue sky with a few scattered clouds. Two of the biggest clouds were in the form of a cross. I told the...

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Emotional Vitamins

By Dr. Yvonne Kaye This pandemic has changed just about everything. Where we go, with whom we go, how we spend the time and a multitude of other life altering styles – all changed.  It has amazed me how creative so many people became. Baking, mainly bread, painting,...

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Pray For Ukraine

By Verlie Edwards As I write this, the news swirls with sickening reports of the horror that Russia is imparting on Ukraine. My heart aches for the citizens of Ukraine. These stories bring back two experiences I have had. The first is the journey my late sister-in-law...

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The Oxford Comma Can Add Years To Your Life

By Shelley Friend, Verlie Edwards and Leanne Ivey According to grammerly.com: “The Oxford (or serial) comma is the final comma in a list of things. For example: Please bring me a pencil, eraser, and notebook. The Oxford comma comes right after the word eraser. Use of...

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Make All Your Wishes Come True with WOOP

WOOP is a scientifically-based process to help people make their wishes come true. WOOP is an acronym for four steps in Dr. Gabriele Oettingen’s model. It stands for Wish, Outcome, Obstacle and Plan. According to her website WOOPmylife.org, it only takes 5-10 minutes...

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Breaking The Glass Ceiling

Breaking The Glass Ceiling As told to Verlie McAlister Edwards & Leanne Ivey Editor’s Note: Verlie Edwards became friends with Iron Butterfly Dr. Mary Lee Herrington through her best friend Leanne Ivey, Mary Lee’s niece and caregiver. Both know their lives have...

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Secrets of Lykke

The Secrets of Lykke Lykka (pronounced LOOKA) is the Danish word for happiness. Some studies show Denmark as the “happiest country in the world” so how do they define happiness and how do they achieve it? And, finally, what can the rest of us do to achieve Lykke? Meik...

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Creativity During COVID

Forging Forward with a New Business…In Spite of a Pandemic Newlyweds Sabrina and James Orr never expected the first year of married life would include a worldwide pandemic that almost brought everything to a complete halt or that they would be starting a new business....

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I Am My Father’s Daughter

by Lori Levy Blessings From My Father There is a phrase in Judaism often used when speaking of a deceased loved one, “Zikhronoh livracha,” which translates to, “may his memory be for a blessing.” It is a saying that can bring comfort to those who are grieving and...

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