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By Wanda Luthman

It’s back to school time (at least for the northern hemisphere) and that means shaking off the cobwebs that formed in our children’s brains over summer and getting back into the swing of things.

Now, don’t get me wrong, a lot of learning goes on over the summer, even if it’s just play and not formal study. But, school brings structured learning. So, to that end, here are five tips to help your children be successful as they transition from summer to school time.

1. Encourage them to get involved in one or more of these groups - a club,

a sport or student government. These activities help children form positive relationships and learn teamwork and good communication skills. These

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are the “soft” skills that employers look for, so while in the short term, the children will be having fun, they will be learning skills that will put them in good stead for the rest of their lives. Also, as we adults know, these groups will build wonderful memories.

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Encourage your children to find a system that works for them to note

homework that is due. Many schools offer paper and pencil planners for


this task, but some students have moved beyond paper and pencil. They can take a picture of the homework assignments written on the whiteboard or they may use the calendars in their phones to write down, each period, what the homework is and when it is due. This is a very important organization skill that will help them now and pay dividends later. Get them in the habit - now of using a system.

3. If your children are struggling, encourage asking for help from the

teacher. Often students don’t want to ask teachers for help, either out of embarrassment or pride. Teachers are in their chosen field because they want to teach, which means they love helping children learn. Students may fear retribution by asking for help, but that is a false worry because they will find teachers are incredibly welcoming of the students who truly want to learn. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness either, but another important skill as they move through life. Better to learn it now, than later, or worse not ask for help now and potentially fail a course.

4. Another great thing to help children be successful in school is for them

to form study groups. When you work in a group to learn new material, you are utilizing another one of the learning styles, which is discussion. Students learn in different ways. Some learn by hearing, some by seeing (notes on a whiteboard or reading a book or handout), others learn by doing and still others learn by talking about it with someone else. They will find that sometimes, they will be helping another group member and sometimes they will be the one receiving help. This, too, is a great skill to learn now because it is most definitely needed in college.

5. Finally, take time out to play and socialize. It’s important to unplug once

children return home from school. They’ve been learning and their minds

have been stretched all day. It’s important to take some time to just relax and breathe and do something enjoyable. Then, have them sit down in a quiet place and do their homework. This “time out” will rejuvenate their minds and help their study time be more productive.

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About the Author

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Award-winning children’s author, Wanda Luthman, has her M.A. in mental health and guidance counseling. She has been a professional counselor, adjunct professor, and hospice counselor. She’s currently a high school guidance counselor. Her five books, The Lilac Princess, A Turtle’s Magical Adventure, Gloria and the Unicorn, Little Birdie Grows Up and Franky the Finicky Flamingo, tell fantasy adventure stories of lives being changed by the magic of love. She is a former National Pen Woman and belongs to several writing organizations. She resides in Florida with her husband and two dogs. To receive an exclusive ebook, visit https://wandaluthman.wordpress.com/.


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Return to School Less Stressed

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15 Universal Truths

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Solar Sister Lights the Way

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Camp Grey Dove Helps Children Cope

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Everyday Balance

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Why You Should Pick Your Teammates

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Reading to Children is Her Passion

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Lily’s Love Still Shines On

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Expectations can make you unhappy. You’ll find happiness when you release what you think life is supposed to be like and appreciate it as it is.

Worry is wasted energy. Worrying is like rocking in a chair and expecting it to take you somewhere just because it’s moving. Do more.

Worry less. Find a lesson in every situation, not a reason to fret. There is much in life we cannot control. You can control how you respond. Your greatest power lies in your response.

Success is often a case of mind over matter. Be humble when success tries to go to your head and stay strong when a failure touches your heart.

Life uses hard situations to teach. Just as Alle Farben’s song, Bad Ideas suggests, bad days often teach the best lessons. Sometimes, we cannot learn without these unpleasant experiences.

You won’t always get what you give. Everyone is not like you. Don’t expect others to do for you what you will do for them or you’ll be disappointed.

Unmanaged money creates problems. Avoid spending money you haven’t yet earned. When you do earn it, save it or invest it.

The latest device and gadget can get in the way of being human. Make eye contact. Smile more. Ask about people’s stories and really listen.

You aren’t required to attend every argument you’re invited to. Choose your battles. Most arguments are pointless and peace is so much better than being right.

Nobody is perfect. Don’t wait to perfect your skills, whatever they are, or we’ll never know how awesome you are.

What you pay attention to grows. Don’t confuse being busy with being productive. If you have a dream, are you working on that dream every single day or just every now and then?

Life gets simpler when you clear the clutter. Most people don’t need more things to be happy. When things in your life aren’t adding up, start subtracting.

You only need to breathe to bUneke. The universe will take care of everything else.

Spending time alone is good for you. Solitude is good for your creativity. Your productivity level increases and so does your level of confidence.

Giving makes you feel good. Try it and see for yourself.

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Solar Sister

When the sun goes down, we need lights to prepare dinner, read or study. Lights are one of the most important resources in society. When the sun goes down, we need lights to prepare dinner, read or study. Lights are one of the most important resources in society. Solar Sister is a nonprofit, social enterprise, which started in 2010 with offices in Rhode Island and Kampala Uganda, with the goal to address energy poverty around the globe. Currently working in Africa, Solar Sister finds meaningful ways to empower women, so they can live sustainably and spread clean energy to communities in need. According to Solar Sister’s communications lead Fid Thompson, “More than 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are without power. But solar energy is a little like mobile phones - countries can leap ahead with new technology.”   The organization has worked in Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda.

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Lights the Way

By Trinity James- Mathison Photo Credit: Solar Sister

Solar Sister offers training to women in communities with no access to power, who are geographically remote and have lower income. The organization offers a package they call Business in a Bag to kickstart the development of business in rural areas.   Business in a Bag includes marketing materials like t-shirts and branded shoulder bags and product brochures. This costs around $50 and then the training and support for the clean energy entrepreneurship costs about $500 for a year.   “The women learn skills needed to sell solar products to the community. They take that and use their networks to sell the products,” Fid said. “We found that people respond best to people they know and trust, especially if it involves new technology.”   Valentina, a Solar Sister entrepreneur based in Tanzania, is respected in her community and brings this new solar technology to her community. She also spreads the message through radio broadcasts, videos and recruitment drives.

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More than 600 million people around the African continent are without power. Solar Sister offers training to women in communities with no access to power.

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“We are grassroots businesses rooted in those countries,” says Valentina. It is essential for these women to have clean energy. They are responsible for cooking, cleaning and caring for the household. Health workers stress the importance of bringing power to their local clinics because working without power is a major concern. Solar Sister expands its network of women entrepreneurs by recruiting Community Champions such as Aisha Mgaya. Her mother, Isabella Mgaya, is a farmer in Maduma village, an hour’s drive from town, with little access to electricity. Only a handful of people have connected to grid power. Isabella became a Solar Sister entrepreneur and recruited other women. They meet regularly with Anania, Solar Sister’s business coach.   While the village center remains off-grid, some points of bright light are a shop, lit by two small round solar lights, a pub, and a home lit by two solar lights – one inside the kitchen and one outside. Isabella’s solar enterprise reaches rural communities in need of light and power.   “Our entrepreneurs must raise a small amount of money in order to become a Solar Sister entrepreneur. And they often invest the profit into improving their crop yield or paying toward school fees, healthcare, and funeral costs. Sometimes they use the profits to buy their own solar product,” Fid said. “We like to say that women are the largest untapped energy resource in the world! That is why we are creating a woman-driven clean energy revolution. We don’t want to leave anyone behind, we want to reach everyone who needs power.”   Follow Solar Sister on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Find more ways to help at www.solarsister.org

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A native of Trinidad & Tobago, Trinity James-Mathison proclaimed naturalization in the United States in 2001. She studied tourism and hospitality as well as theology at Eastern Florida State College. She began writing as a child but published her first book in 2017 and is working on her second. She says she thanks the Lord for her gift of life and good health and would not be here otherwise.


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Camp Grey Dove Helps Children Cope By Ma r y Br oth er ton

Intervention services help children reach their full potentials.

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Camp allows the children to be children.


Any Baby Can has served Central Texas parents at every stage of their child’s development since 1979 but was officially formed in 1991. Don’t let the name deceive you. Any Baby Can serves the whole family. With a focus on child development and health, Any Baby Can partners with parents to identify tools and resources to help children achieve their full potential.

21,518 Central Texans. For the past eight years, Any Baby Can has offered an average of 71 groups per year to mothers looking for support and a community to connect with. These groups are offered in English and Spanish. An average of 66 mothers attend classes annually, with an average group

Any Baby Can serves families through a variety of programs, including homevisiting services, community groups and parenting classes.

size of four. Any Baby Can also offers a summer camp for children. Since its inception, Camp

Haila Yates, director of communications for Any Baby Can said, “Of the services we offer, our Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) and Healthy and Fair Start (HFS) programs traditionally carry waitlists.” NFP pairs registered nurses with lowincome, first-time mothers and their children beginning at or before the 28th week of gestation and continues to the child’s second birthday. The nurses provide parenting support and education, health screenings and care coordination to improve pregnancy outcomes, child health and development, and economic self-sufficiency. HFS provides home-based parent education and child development services focused on creating stable and safe family environments, addressing developmental delays, increasing school readiness and encouraging parental involvement in school and the community. This program is available to low-income families with children younger than five years old whose well-being is at risk or who have a mild developmental delay. Intervention services help children reach their full potentials and increase parents’ knowledge, skills and ability to support their children. Since the organization started standardizing data in 2007, it has served

Grey Dove has hosted 304 attendees, including campers ages 7-14 and Counselors in Training (CITs) ages 15-17. All campers and CITs have a sibling who has cancer, is in remission or has passed away. This camp allows the children to be children without the worries of dealing with a sibling’s diagnosis. Any Baby Can receives funding from a variety of sources, including government contracts, private foundations and community grants, individual donors, medical billing and fundraising events. For more information, visit http://anybabycan.org.

, Photos Courtesy of Any Baby Can About the Author Mary Brotherton, the editor in chief of bUneke Magazine spends her time scouting for phenomenal stories, interviewing amazing humans, taking photographs and mentoring other writers when she’s not working on her own novels, short stories and scripts.

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Everyday

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Story and Photos By Rina It’s 5 a.m. when the alarm clock rings. I don’t really feel like getting up, but in two hours it will be too hot to get some work done. Shira is calling for me. No excuses, just some cold water to rinse the sleepy eyes, getting dressed and started. The still young, and yet already quite tall, white Korean Jindo dog is greeting me as if we have been separated for weeks and not just some hours of a tropic night. We walk the 15 minutes to the berry field. Shira waits patiently while I give water to the bushes and little trees and try to gain some ground against the weeds. On our way back, we pick up some litter along the way before rewarding ourselves with a splashy jump into the shallow waters of Naeseongcheon, the stream that embraces our beautiful village of traditional Korean houses. I enjoy the feeling of the soft sand between my toes, while Shira tries to catch leaves that have fallen from the riverside willows. We pick up more litter. Beverage cans, ice-cream packaging, cigarette packs and an astonishing number of shoes. Back home, Yongki welcomes us with fresh bread and coffee. After breakfast, we tidy up the little village shop and hope for some more visitors on another hot summer day. My husband sees off last night’s guests and starts cleaning the rooms of the family-run guesthouse, while his mother gets busy in the flower garden. A very ordinary day in our rural paradise. Every day is a challenge to balance the need of making a living with having a positive impact on our environment. Join me each month on our journey of an environmentally-concerned life in South Korea.

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By Yvonne Mason Sewell Sponsored by Off The Chain Radio Show, www.blogtalkradio.com/yvonnemason.

In the first installment of my three-part series about making your dream real, I discussed understanding your dream. In this installment I want to touch on the importance of picking the right teammates to take on your journey with you. As with any undertaking, be it a project, job or dream, we do not ever make it happen by ourselves. There is an old saying, No man is an island. So, it goes with making our dreams real. We need people around us who support and believe in us. Teammates, if you will, who are in our corner through the good, bad and ugly, the laughter and the tears. The ups and downs, the success and the not-so-good successes. Who will pick us up when we fall and feel like quitting? Teammates who are willing to snatch us back to reality when we think we are too big for our britches, who can keep us humble. Who are not afraid to be honest without apology. Those teammates on the journey are so important. They become navigators, confessors, sounding boards and truth meters. They watch our backs and forget our flaws. They rejoice and celebrate in our successes no matter how great or small. The right teammates will take the journey with us no matter the time or place. But, beware, on the flip side of that coin, the wrong teammates can and will destroy the dream with negative actions, comments, disappointing actions and jealous strife. They will pull you down into the rabbit hole and leave you there. A negative teammate leaves a devastating trail of doubt, distrust and apathy to the point that it becomes hard to continue the journey because the very life has been sucked out of you. The question one must honestly ask is this. Is my dream worth more than the wrong teammate? Am I worth more than the wrong teammate? If the answer to both questions is a resounding yes, then one must have the courage to cut bait and leave them behind. Understanding that while you still care about them, you cannot have that kind of negativity in your life in order for you to continue your journey. They have become a liability as opposed to an asset and, as with all liabilities, you must remove it in order to be profitable. They can contribute nothing positive to your emotional bank account. They just overdraw it to the point that you have nothing left. Before you begin the journey of your dream, pick your teammates carefully. Respect their counsel but make up your own mind. Respect their input, but know every decision is yours alone. Most of all, enjoy the journey, make the dream real and be successful. About the Author:

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By Wanda Luthman Photos courtesy of Beverly F. Jones

I wanted to use my hands-on strategies to help children feel courageous.

Beverly F. Jones, affectionately known as Ms. B, is the founder of the One Million Children Reading Campaign. Her sole goal is to read to at least one million children. She has read to just under 1,000 children to date. Beverly’s passion to encourage children began 30 years ago when she worked in a program where teen mothers brought their babies to childcare on a high school campus. Beverly said, “The assistant principal and home economics teacher are credited for giving me the opportunity that inspired me to continue to advocate for children close to 30 years now.” After that, she worked for an organization that focused on reunification of families. The children who were abused and neglected were present during the initial home visit. Because of Beverly’s natural compassion and intuitiveness, she searched for ways to make the home visit feel less intrusive. “I became great at asking open-minded questions, telling short stories, entertaining with toys and singing traditional and original nursery rhymes,” she explained.

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She stepped into the role of education program director and ran a very successful pre-school in a wealthy south Florida area for many years. Yet something inside her kept encouraging her to step-out and do even more for children. “I wanted to use my hands-on strategies to help children feel courageous, capable and to experience compassion and to emerge as readers,” Beverly said. One day she had the opportunity to read to almost 100 children on Earth Day.


I give my life so others can use it to smile “The teachers who knew me well appeared mesmerized by my ability to entertain the crowd,” Beverly explained. The joy of bringing reading alive to the children gave Beverly an immense satisfaction. “I was captivated by my ability to experience such jubilance at once,” she stated. That’s when the thought came to her, ‘There’s no better way to spend the rest of my life than reading, smiling, and sharing knowledge with children’ and the One Million Children Reading Campaign came into existence. Her mission is to “write and read stories that are intergenerational, have a familyoriented approach, address issues of biases and appeal to family, schools and peers,” she explains. Her vision is big and her dream is lofty but she believes that, “to serve a child is to preserve mankind.” Ms. B can be found at indoor and outdoor events providing a Children’s Corner where she is dressed up in a themed outfit, has bubbles blowing, music playing and of course, a book in hand. She doesn’t just read to the children, no, she entertains them. She captures their imagination by her voice inflection, her theatrical performance, and by asking engaging questions throughout the reading. Children love Ms. B. She is warm and inviting and absolutely knows what children like. Beverly says, “I give my life so others can use it to smile.” If you are interested in having Ms. B at your next event, you can email her at bfjones.works@gmail.com. Learn how you can help The One Million Children Campaign at www.joneseducationalconsulting.com.

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Award-winning children’s author, Wanda Luthman, has her M.A. in mental health and guidance counseling. She has been a professional counselor, adjunct professor, and hospice counselor. She’s currently a high school guidance counselor. Her five books, The Lilac Princess, A Turtle’s Magical Adventure, Gloria and the Unicorn, Little Birdie Grows Up and Franky the Finicky Flamingo, tell fantasy adventure stories of lives being changed by the magic of love. She is a former National Pen Woman and belongs to several writing organizations. She resides in Florida with her husband and two dogs. To receive an exclusive ebook, visit https://wandaluthman.wordpress.com/.


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By Kathryn Kenwood | Photos Courtesy of Primary Source Sponsored by John J. White In the late 1980s, teacher and historian Anna Roelofs wanted to make history more exciting for her students. She knew the key to inspiring children was to provide rich content. Once she met school administrator Anne Watt, when they co-led a workshop at Harvard, they discovered a shared passion for cultural diversity and a vision for how adults learn. Recognizing the scarceness of global learning in the typical curriculum, these two women committed themselves to ensuring K-12 teachers would have a deep knowledge of a variety of cultures, including those within the U.S. Their shared vision launched Primary Source. Primary Source works to advance global and cultural learning in schools. Believing in the power of understanding the world from diverse perspectives and a future in which all individuals have the skills, knowledge and empathy to engage with their local and global peers and to help solve today’s pressing challenges, the Massachusetts-based organization has worked for 30 years, hand-in-hand with teachers, students and parents to develop a global curriculum.

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Certain courses are extremely popular, such as courses on current events, cultural proficiency, and courses relating to any area in the news. The Primary Source Middle East programs always fill up and have a waitlist. Course demand is related to what students are asking about, and where teachers need a boost to their existing expertise. While the office is located in Massachusetts, the courses are presented across the entire USA. At least 50% of the work is done online. Teachers can take courses and free webinars and use global online modules. Faceto-face programs are in the metro Boston area and, at times, throughout New England. Primary Source has received grants to bring in teachers from other areas. Primary Source has a toolkit for download, called Building Global Schools. These are thought pieces about the elements of a global school and steps for globalizing a single school. To learn more about Primary Source, visit https://www.primarysource. org/ Follow Primary Source on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest.

, About the Author Kathryn Kenwood lives in Quarr, Isle of Wight in the UK, with her rescued dog, Percy and three old cats Percy rescued as kittens. Kathryn takes Percy with her to train for marathon runs, which she participates in for pleasure, not medals.

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Lily’s Love Still Shines On ,

By Dakota Duchaine Sponsored by Mary Brotherton Editing Services MaryBrotherton.com Photos Courtesy of Lily’s Run

My first semester of senior year in high school was difficult. If it wasn’t already filled with teenage drama, one of my younger friends was battling neuroblastoma cancer. It was a very difficult time in my life, but

“Live a dang yes.”

Lily, battling cancer for three years, still shined with so much light. Her personality was infectious and her smile could change someone’s entire day. Her kindness was unlike anyone I have ever met and her mother referred to her as “Glitter.”

Glitter: shine with a bright, shimmering, reflected light; sticks to everything.

Lily and Dakota met at the 2nd Annual

That was the definition of Lily. She shined so bright and everyone in our town saw her light. Her message stuck to you and changed a part of your heart.

Lily’s Run, when Lily was 9 years old.

Our community decorated her street with shining lanterns to represent how she was our light. This action ended up being spread throughout our community and went nationwide to display support for Lily. One night, my parents asked me to take a drive past her house and see the lights again. I told them we would see them tomorrow because it was already so late. I battled with that decision for a long time.

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Lily lost her battle to cancer that night.

Dakota was 15. Dakota remains close to Lily’s family. Dakota’s high school lacrosse team in their small town rallied Lily an honorary team member, complete with her own uniform and lacrosse stick. Lily sang the national anthem for the team. Lily’s lacrosse number 11 became a symbol for special teammates to wear during games. Dakota still has the jersey she wore on cancer awareness night.


Flash forward to the present. I was preparing to go to my favorite coffee shop and I felt I had to wear her shirt with her life motto across the front. “Live a dang yes.”

She was giving me that push I’ve needed.

I sat at my table, typing my personal, private blog, distracted by the computer screen, headphones on. That did not stop Harry, a sweet, old man from greeting me and complimenting my shirt. He said he was a cancer survivor and that is also how he lives his life. He then asked me if I could spare five minutes to meet his friends. I came face-to-face with the editor and two directors from bUneke Magazine. I smiled ear-to-ear listening to the messages and charities their magazine highlights. I was in awe. We ended up talking for close to an hour and before they left, they came to me to say their good-byes. We talked again, and they shared with me that their lucky number is 11 and marks a lot of positive moments. At this point, I began to tear up because this was Lily’s lucky number and celebrates her eleven, beautiful years of life. The realization that she was giving me that push I’ve needed to make my writing public shined just as bright as she had. Her shirt is the reason Harry stopped to speak to me. Her message of inspiration matches the voice of bUeneke Magazine, and the other small, unbelievable coincidences could not be ignored. I knew in that moment, I needed to believe in myself and take a chance. This also inspired my next article, which is dedicated to her legacy. Lily’s Run and Kingdom Kids, two organizations that are still in place after her passing, give hope and inspiration to other children battling cancer. Stay tuned to learn more about Lily and the success both of these organizations have had in changing the lives of children.

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Dakota Duchaine made her professional writing debut with bUneke Magazine, though she has always enjoyed writing. The elementary school teacher maintains an educational blog about strategies to best meet the needs of all students. Through education and travel, she finds ways to help others whenever possible. She is eager to strengthen her writing skills by highlighting organizations that are making a difference around the world.


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The Bike

FA I R Y

By David Alton Photos courtesy of Kathleen Downs

I never ever set out to do this. I just wanted one bike. Kathleen Downs, aka The Bike Fairy, is

a finance recruiter for Robert Half. She volunteers with the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program through the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Inc. and understands the basic needs for children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, abandonment and neglect. To provide child safety as quickly as possible, children often leave their homes with nothing more than the clothes they wear.

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Children and families who enter the dependency system are often at the most difficult, vulnerable stages of their lives. Dependency teams work to address long-term solutions for food, shelter, clothing, education, medical care, and a host of other needs. While almost everyone recognizes the need to make certain dependent children experience as good a childhood as possible, bicycles are generally not on the top of the priority list. Kathleen said, “I was working a case for a 9-year-old girl in 2017. I went through the garage and saw a bike with two flat tires. That night, I asked for a bike on Facebook. I got six. I never ever set out to do this. I just wanted one bike.” Kathleen said people were happy to give to her. “We have a sort of bike shop at home. We want gently-used, not new bikes. We repair


Bicycles bring joy. and clean them and they are ready to go. Victor Thacker repairs the bikes. UCF interns help clean the bikes.” Bethanie Barber, GAL Program Director, nicknamed Kathleen the Bike Fairy and Victor the Bike Baron. “Sometimes, I get special requests for birthdays. People have asked if I can pick up bikes late at night. Some offer to buy new ones the next day.” Her employer, Robert Half, purchased 200 bike helmets while churches, rotary groups and Kathleen collected and repaired 200 bikes for a special Christmas event. “Attorneys, caseworkers, foster parents come to my house to get bikes.” Gartner, from St. Petersburg, Florida held a team-building event where they built 30 bikes and gave them to Kathleen. “At one time, there were 70 bikes at my house and we did a summer giveaway.” They announced the event and received 70 more. If they don’t have the right size or style, the Bike Fairy gives a voucher and the community comes through. Kathleen said the Florida cycling community is large and generous. She would like to establish Bike Fairies in every Florida county so every child in foster care gets a bike. She also would like to see a central location, that isn’t her home, where the bicycles, even new underwear, which is another critical need, can be stored and distributed. “I need a big-hearted person who owns real estate to donate a place.” The Bike Fairy is a certified volunteer through the Legal Aid Society of Orange County Bar Association, Inc. “Legal Aid would have the key. The site would be open certain days and kids can come get them. There is no money transaction for the Bike Fairy, 100% of what goes in goes to the children.” The staff at Legal Aid have seen terrible cases and they enjoy making children happy. Kathleen said, “It rejuvenates the staff when they can give something joyful to the kids. They get to see them so excited. Shy children become so engaged.”

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Contact the Bike Fairy through Guardian ad Litem. (407) 841-8310 x3136. About the Author:

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David Alton was born in Wisconsin, where he lived until he was assigned to a military post in the South. When he’s not writing, he finds creative ways to inspire and entertain his large family or he’s doing some kind of household chore. He’s a jack-of-all-trades and a master of one, but he’s not telling which one.


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Mothers and Daughters and Sons and Steaks by Michelle Schaefer

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Rachel isn’t her name. It’s the name I’ve given inmate 47973, for she was stripped of her name the minute they put her in prison, though she committed no crime. Barely old enough for an estrous cycle, Rachel is pregnant with her second baby. She feels him growing inside her. Although conceived through rape, Rachel loves him fiercely and will fight to protect him when he’s born. She will lose that fight and her son will be taken from her as her first baby was. Nine months inside her, and they will take him and do horrible things to him and she cannot stop it. They will pump Rachel’s breasts, but her baby won’t get the nutrients. Her tender nipples will crack and bleed; they will leak pus and she’ll be in pain. Jeremiah isn’t his name. It’s the name I’ve given inmate 61928, as he was never given a name. Jeremiah was given a cell so small he could not turn around. Deprived of nutrients, he didn’t grow right. He never knew fresh air. They killed him when he was a child. He was luckier than his older sister, Jessica; more fortunate than his mother, Rachel. Jessica isn’t her name. This is the name I gave inmate 52093, because she never received a name. She was taken from her mother, Rachel, the moment she was born and raped the moment she became fertile. She lives the same as her mother—the one she grew inside of for nine months; the one she frantically looked around for at birth; the mother who cried for her when she was taken—the mother she never knew. She didn’t know her brother, Jeremiah, born after her. She does not know what will happen to the baby now growing inside her or what will become of her. A woman from Syracuse, New York, actually named Rachel, shouts her order as she tells her children to pipe down. It’s hot and everyone wants a vanilla ice cream cone—except for the youngest, who wants a chocolate shake. A man from Kansas City, Kansas, given the name Jeremiah, treats his clients to dinner at the steak house before their flight. Jeremiah knows what businessmen want. Only the youngest member of the team flinches, but the rest order the veal, enjoying being treated like royalty. A high school sophomore from Denver, Colorado, whose parents named her Jessica, is at a restaurant with friends. They order elaborate meals most will throw away. To avoid judgement, Jessica orders the double-bacon cheeseburger like her new friend, a senior, instead of the black-bean burger she’d prefer. Cows must give birth in order to lactate. Artificially inseminated on what the industry calls the rape rack, their babies are stolen from them the minute they’re born. The mothers cry out for days. Without dairy, veal wouldn’t exist. Cows carry their babies for nine months, just as humans do. They love their babies and, just as humans, they long to nurse, nuzzle and bond with their babies. They cry, and some go crazy when their babies are taken from them, just as we would.

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What we put into our mouths is our choice. We can vote with our dollars, whether or not we’re brilliant, famous or wealthy. It’s empowering to realize that something as simple as, “Will you please make that with almond milk, instead of dairy?” can change the course of history and put us on a collective path to end suffering without compromising our lifestyles. Compassionate eating simply makes life better for everyone. I swear on my mother’s life, it’s true.

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Compassionate eating makes life better.

Photo of poster: unknown artist by Michelle Schaefer

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About the Author Michelle Schaefer has her BA in writing, MA in psychology, and is a certified vegan lifestyle coach and educator. Contact her at https://veggiechel.com/.


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Secret Sunrise

Dance Before Dawn

By Charlotte Darrell Story and photo sponsored by Quetzal Maucci, Instagram: @quetzalitaa http://www.quetzalmaucci.com

Secret Sunrise:

the global movement that gets city dwellers dancing before dawn

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Remember a time when you used to dance around your room, makeshift hairbrushmicrophone in hand, poised ready for a wild rendition of your favorite tune? The sense of freedom and childlike abandon may seem but a distant memory now. You have a job, bills to pay, perhaps a family to support. Your days of spontaneous bedroom dancing are sadly long behind you. However, there is a new movement taking the world by storm, a movement pulling city dwellers out of the daily grind and inviting them to connect with their inner child once more. It’s a movement that celebrates uniqueness, freedom, human connection and, most importantly, dance! Born in Zambia, the concept arose in an effort to bring people from all walks of life together to share in a unique experience of self-expression and community through dance. Secret Sunrise has now grown into a global movement celebrated in ten cities around the world.

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At the beginning of each session, people of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities gather at sunrise in a specified location – parks, beaches,

vineyards, rooftops etc., all top secret until the day before! With a warm smile and a genuine, “Good morning, how are you?” each participant is handed a set of wireless headphones. The wackiest silent disco of your life is about to begin. Throughout the session, a team of colourfullyclad facilitators guides you through meditation, mindfulness, dance and play, while an eclectic mix of songs rings in your ears. The facilitators shine with positivity and their energy is contagious. After a few moments of giggling with embarrassment at the absurdity of it all, you can’t help but relax your inhibitions, forget your troubles and surrender to the rhythms pumping through your headphones. One minute you’re jiving to Paolo Nutini and the next you are sword fighting to Pirates of the Caribbean. You skip, you hop, you run, you jump and finally, after an hour or so has passed, you lie down and unwind, reflecting on your almost otherworldly experience. You are left exhilarated and ready to take on the world or at least the day! So, what actually is Secret Sunrise? It’s that wild dance in your childhood bedroom. It’s the


Celebrate uniqueness, freedom, human connection and dance!

aerobics class you’ve been meaning to attend. It’s the meditation session you’ve promised to try out. It’s a diverse community of people who all wish to escape the burdens of everyday life for a short while. Secret Sunrise is an all-round, feel-good morning of unadulterated childlike joy, a beautiful experience shared with loved ones and strangers alike. It’s about connecting with nature, connecting with humanity and, perhaps most importantly, connecting with yourself. Are you ready to get your groove on? Find out whether there is a Secret Sunrise community in your city by visiting https://www.secretsunrise.com/. About the Author

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Charlotte Darrell is a content writer, blogger and passionate foodie living her best life in London, UK. She is a committed vegan and eco-warrior on a mission to make the world a better place. When she’s not writing about low-waste, plant-based living, you’ll find her scouting out the tastiest street food at the local market, reusable cutlery in hand. To find out more about veganism and eco-living, visit her blog at www.charlottesveganeats.co.uk and make sure to follow her on Instagram @charlottes.vegan.eats for plenty of mouth-watering food pics!

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½ cup frozen, organic cherries • ¼ cup frozen, organic blackberries ¼ cup frozen, organic strawberries • 1 cup organic flax milk ¼ cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips (free of allergens) ½ cup organic macadamia nuts • 1 teaspoon organic goji berry powder 2 teaspoons organic hemp powder • 2 tablespoons organic maple syrup

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JMack Imagery

#LiveTheVibe

By Anna East It’s fitting that I found Jamie Mackenzie’s work through an Instagram search for local artists. She lives and breathes the support-local movement. As the artist behind JMack Imagery, and the champion for capturing humble surfers’ amazing moments, Mackenzie has inspired me to embrace exactly where I am. Our friendship started when I sought collaboration for my film, Lucy’s Kingdom, set in Cocoa Beach, Fl., where I grew up and now Jamie’s current home. Jamie responded with delight and enthusiasm and we have been cheering each other’s projects since. She has impacted my life, as I heal my relationship with the small town I felt never understood me. Jamie’s photography of gorgeous sunrises and stunning beach shots caught my eye and gave me a new perspective of Cocoa Beach. I’m learning, through Jamie and the attitude of embracing my surroundings, that I may have never taken time to understand the town. Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Jamie moved to the Space Coast in July 2017. As an employee of SunTrust Investments for 30 years, photography seemed a far reach. When her daughter went to college, she found herself with spare time. In an effort to give back to the community, she found her daughter’s old camera and started taking photos of what inspired her most: sunrises, the ocean, the community. In December, she purchased a newer camera and spent time learning her beloved craft.

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She said, “I got this long, telescopic lens, and I was so afraid to touch it that I left it on the table for four days!” Luckily, her passion for shooting photography overcame her fear and she taught herself the basics through YouTube videos and trial and error.


Jamie often posts about waking up before dawn to capture the extraordinary photos of the sunrise. My favorite shot of hers is actually of a moonset. Imagine that! Only a true early bird could capture such a phenomenon. When I asked about her motivation to get up so early, she met me with realism. “I just have to get up!” It’s as simple as that, folks. That attitude translates directly into how she lives her life. To do what she wants, she has to go out there and do it! Her advice for those who feels stuck in their current lives is, “It’s really important to look inside. You have gut feelings. Pay attention. Go for whatever feels right. That’s what I did, and this is the happiest I’ve ever been in my life.” Don’t get discouraged if your dream feels far away. Jamie talked about how it was hard to put herself out there. She is introverted, without many friends. By giving to the community through her photography, she’s befriended the surfers she photographs and the beach goers she captures. She dances to her own tune while searching for the perfect shot, an experience she describes as cloud nine. Her love for the current moment is so refreshing, and her eye for the place that brought me so much grief as a child, now brings comfort in knowing there’s beauty that lies beyond my personal experiences. There is love and light in every place, in every smile and in every moment. We just have to open our eyes and hearts to it. I thank JMack Imagery for reminding me of that. Jamie’s mission doesn’t stop with photography. She’s got a hashtag-gone-viral she’s considering turning into a nonprofit. #LiveTheVibe says it all. Live, love and enjoy where you are, right now. Through Live The Vibe, Jamie hopes to meet individuals with incredible stories, photograph them and display their stories and her work locally. Find Jamie on social media: @jmackimagery, @beachat16th, & @live.the.vibe.

, Check out author Anna East’s newest film project: Lucy’s Kingdom. The film highlights female empowerment and caring for our environment, with stunning visuals. See how you too can be a part of this exciting project! Social Media: @lucyskingdomfilm

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In a quest to protect her beloved Florida coastline, a determined nine year old girl finds her voice, despite life’s adversity and conflicting corporate interest.

Anna East is an actress, dancer, singer and environmentalist. She has passionately lived and worked on stage, in TV, film & national commercials for 8 years in Los Angeles, Orlando, and Atlanta. She has performed in both Tokyo and Shanghai. Anna is currently studying for a bachelor’s in business and plans to produce and direct her own content someday. Instagram: @ anna_eatz_bananas and https://www.anna-east.com.


Be Inspired! Andrea Tyler - Adele Impersonator, but so much more!

By Cami Miller She was on Cloud 9. Her wedding? Only three months away when she received the phone call no bride-to-be ever wants to receive from the man she loves. Andrea Tyler’s fiancé was calling off the wedding. She was devastated. It wouldn’t be till much later she’d realize she had “dodged a huge bullet.” Prior to her breakup, Andrea had been approached by a friend to be an Adele impersonator. When Andrea expressed enthusiasm to her fiancé regarding this new exciting possibility, his response was less than stellar. “If you’re going to impersonate Adele, you’re going to have to lose weight.”

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Fortunately for us, after Andrea’s heart was broken, her celebrity impersonator friend approached her again. Andrea felt her life crumbling to pieces, so she decided to focus on her belief that God had a plan for all that had happened. She had almost passed up an adventure of a lifetime, but this time, she took

a leap of faith, took her friend’s advice and jumped onboard! Now, Andrea admits, she barely knew anything about Adele, but she did not let that hinder her goal. Her friend introduced her to several celebrity impersonators who took her under their wings. With their guidance and support, Andrea put together a 30-minute set of Adele’s music, had a custom wig made, grabbed a black dress, designed a website and created the Experience Adele Tribute Show. Her efforts were not in vain. Andrea currently travels the world performing her tribute show for theaters, corporate events, gigs, halftime shows, cruise lines and even singing telegrams. Today, Miss Andrea Tyler is known as the #1 Adele sound-alike. While they’ve never met, Adele has been an inspiration to Tyler. “I love the way Adele took her pain and turned it into music. It is inspiring to me. I’ve now been able to do the same. I’ve recorded a CD that will be released this year with four original songs! I’ve been blessed to be able to perform


next to names like Barry Manilow, Sir Elton John, Jessica Simpson, Vanessa Williams and more!” These names were the real deal! Andrea expressed nothing but gratitude to Adele for her music. It helped her through a breakup and launched her into her dream career. “Adele writes in such a raw, vulnerable place. You hear one of her songs and think, I know exactly what that feels like! Adele covers so many emotions with her songs, so if I need to sit and have a good cry, I might put on All I Ask, but if I feel empowered and strong, I might put on Rolling in the Deep.” Andrea Tyler’s career has taken her many places and allowed her to experience things she never dreamed of. She received several highly-regarded impersonator awards in the USA, such as the Reel Awards and the Sunburst Awards, in her first year of impersonating, as well as the Agents Best Impressed Award and the Gold Showcase Award, two of the highest awards in the impersonation world. She also won the Rising Star Award at the Reel Awards in Las Vegas. When not singing as Adele, she sings as Miss Andrea Tyler, performing shows and recording karaoke demos for custom karaoke track companies.

“Even when your life falls apart around you and you feel like you’ve lost it all, it’s not over! I decided after my fiancé dumped me, I was going to design my dream job and life, and what that would look like. It’s been five years of working very hard, but I’m just now getting started. You can do anything you want if you believe you can do it and work towards that goal every day. It’s never too late to go after your dreams!” To learn more, please visit https://experienceadele.com, call 407-497-3137, or email info@experienceadele.com. Photos by Andrea Tyler

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About the Author: Cami Miller is bUneke Magazine’s theatre and arts Liaison, affectionately called the Queen of Arts. This proud member of Actors Equity Association performs professionally for Walt Disney World and has performed for former President George W. Bush and First Lady, Barbara on Disney’s cruise line. Originally from the coal regions of PA, she has toured internationally, is a three-time Irene Ryan nominee/competitor in association with the Kennedy Center. She received a dual honors BA in theatre and music from Kutztown University, before studying at NYU’s prestigious Musical Theatre Grad Program. The self-proclaimed Army brat and Coal Cracker’s resume reads like a Who’s-Who in theatre.

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zodiac PREDICTIONS by M a n i s h

September 2018 Favorable Dates: Sep 3, 6, 12, 15, 21, 24 Favorable Colors: Blue & White

ARIES (21 March – 19 April) This is a strong time for tending to important details, creating budgets or plans and thinking about priorities. You are especially industrious and come up with inventive ideas and practical solutions. It’s also a good time for personal magnetism. Simplifying and organizing efforts can be very effective now and purifying as well. You can present original and unique ideas in an attractive package right now and you might want to take advantage of this energy. It’s a good time for tightening up your routines, as well as considering ways to clear up unfinished emotional business. Favorable Dates: Sep 1, 3, 10, 12, 19, 21 Favorable Colors: Red & White TAURUS (20 April – 20 May) This can be a good period for dealing with a business or financial partner or dealing with other people’s money (taxes, debts, inheritances, loans, joint finances). You may want to work independently, but you have quite a bit of motivation, particularly related to creative projects and endeavors. You can have issues with your daily life, not being able to stick to a routine, misplacing things, forgetting things, or issues with your health, not sticking to a healthy lifestyle, avoiding healthy eating or exercise or old health issues flare back up. Favorable Dates: Sep 1, 2, 10, 11, 19, 20 Favorable Colors: Yellow & White GEMINI (21 May – 20 June) This is an important time for reflection, new awareness or insight into old problems and relaxation if possible. You may be more willing than usual to work on the technical details of your plans or artistic pursuits. Relationships are steady and reliable right now. You may pay special attention to your dreams, both of the night and day variety and the subtle areas of your lives. Focusing on creativity, philanthropy, spirituality and artistry can be beneficial. Build your intuition, slow down and rest.

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CANCER (21 June – 22 July) You’ll need to have extra patience with yourself, the people you work with and for and try to avoid major work decisions, if you can. You may lack inspiration or creativity, feeling blocked in some way. You can act immature or dramatic when you get emotional. You may not have as much time for what you enjoy in life, which can make you restless and agitated. You can be a bit obsessive at times, so make sure you’re not getting too caught up in dramas you don’t need. Favorable Dates: Sep 2, 6, 11, 15, 20, 24 Favorable Colors: Purple & Green LEO (23 July – 22 August) You can focus on getting the little things done, being more on top of the smaller projects and being more productive. You can be overly practical and realistic, too stuck in the mundane world and lacking any imagination and you can stress yourself out way too much. If in a relationship, you can use the energy to make your relationship more exciting and you can be more affectionate. You may come across as warmer, friendlier or prouder. People are drawn to you for your wisdom, experience, knowledge and point of view. Favorable Dates: Sep 1, 3, 10, 12, 19, 21 Favorable Colors: White & Blue VIRGO (23 August – 22 September) There can be a new sense of optimism about the future and a greater love for making plans, as a feeling of direction and purpose is very welcome in your life right now. You are feeling freer, lighter and more forward-looking and you are especially charismatic as a result. You can feel much more creative and romantic. Your emotions are felt more powerfully, but you also have all the tools available to direct them appropriately. You are especially valued for your contributions and insight, as well as your work ethic. Favorable Dates: Sep 1, 7, 10, 16, 19, 25 Favorable Colors: White & Yellow


Manish Kumar Arora is a renowned KP Astrologer, Numerologist, Tarot Reader & Vastu Consultant. He has been rendering professional advice to clients with a reasonable degree of success. He has been conferred with the title of ‘Jyotish Varahamihir’ and ‘Jyotish Aryabhatt.’ He has been writing monthly astrological columns for 40 international magazines. For personalised predictions, he can be contacted at manish@manishastrologer.com

LIBRA (23 September – 22 October) You can be feeling especially confident about creative work and you can be especially industrious and resourceful now. You may be frequently looking to past actions, relationships and connections these days and ideally, you’re learning from these memories as you look at the past in a new way. Setting some limits, rules, structures and goals can help strengthen your life and now is an excellent time to do so. You are finding freedom and joy in self-discipline and structure right now and you can be wonderfully productive as a result. Favorable Dates: Sep 4, 5, 13, 14, 22, 23 Favorable Colors: Blue & Yellow

CAPRICORN (22 December – 19 January) You may desire more freedom and independence in your life to do whatever you want without someone holding you back. You can be open to the other ways in which people live, fascinated by other cultures and attracted to foreign lifestyles. A new perspective on your health and well-being may come of your researching efforts. This period can be excellent for romance and having fun with love. If single, you can use the energy to put yourself out there and meet new people, but you may feel like playing the field and not taking anything too seriously right now. Favorable Dates: Sep 1, 3, 10, 12, 19, 21 Favorable Colors: Blue & Yellow

SCORPIO (23 October – 21 November) You may be putting in work towards important causes or group efforts now and contributing unique and exciting elements to these things. There is also good energy for new projects, idea creation and goal-setting, which have more chances of success than usual. Learning from others’ experience and wisdom may be necessary. Focus on eliminating redundancies in your life, particularly on practical levels. Your overall mood can be more positive and uplifted. You can also feel more connected to your beliefs. It’s a good time to really think about what you value and to prioritize accordingly Favorable Dates: Sep 2, 3, 11, 12, 20, 21 Favorable Colors: Blue & Red

AQUARIUS (20 January – 18 February) There can be nice energy for work efforts, support from superiors, reputation matters and any project that benefits from you taking the lead. You are speaking with more authority these days and this is a trend that will be developing over the course of a couple of weeks. You can be more romantic and playful and if single, you can take advantage of social opportunities to meet new people and if in a relationship, you can make it fun. You can be more compromising and fair, wanting to have more peace and balance in your life. Favorable Dates: Sep 2, 7, 11, 16, 20, 25 Favorable Colors: Red & Yellow

SAGITTARIUS (22 November 21 December) You can feel good when you have peace and harmony and can be more charming and compromising. You can bring creative energy into your work and the more you feel inspired by your work, the more work you want to do. You can infuse creativity into your daily life as well and you can find it easier to deal with health issues or to work on improving your daily lifestyle. In love, you can give the people you care about more attention and be more affectionate. Favorable Dates: Sep 2, 5, 11, 14, 20, 23 Favorable Colors: Blue & White

PISCES (19 February – 20 March) You are better able to see good advice and benefit from others’ experience and wisdom. You can be more upbeat emotionally and you may start working on something from the ground up that culminates in about two weeks from now. If single, you may want to keep to yourself and if in a relationship, you may need to listen more to your partner instead of being bossy. You need to give yourself more time to get things done, have an outlet for stress, go easy on yourself if things don’t work out the way you intended. Favorable Dates: Sep 3, 8, 12, 17, 21, 26 Favorable Colors: White & Yellow ,

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