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Celebrating My 32 Year Career as a Mother.

By Lori / May 10, 2018

Celebrating My 32 Year Career as a Mother. I have to admit I LOVE Mother’s Day.  I’m not quite sure why as my hubby is really shitty at special days and yet he’s great on the day to day stuff.  I am in a different time zone than all my kids so it will be…

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When vacation turns to nightmare

By Lori / November 9, 2017

On Sept 18, my hubby’s birthday, we checked off an item on our “some day list”…. we went snorkeling in Bali, Indonesia off the Menjangan Island. That day as we left the dock with our gear, our fabulous guide and captain I remember thinking, “Wow how did I get here? How was I in Bali…

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Cupping…. Once is never enough.

By Lori / September 5, 2017

As anyone with a sore back knows – more than one treatment is necessary to help heal it. Visit #2 to the ZEN Spa This visit I decided to book a massage and cupping. I went feeling very optimistic the massage would relax me and make the cupping less painful. I knew the cupping had…

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Cupping…. and the unexpected.

By Lori / August 29, 2017

There are days when I question how I get myself into situations like I do. So for years I have had a bad back. Slugging three kids (now adults), a wheelchair and many bags in and out of vehicles will do it. Since coming to PNG I have not had my usual maintenance and services…

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The reality of my life, part III

The Reality of My New Life – part III

By Lori / May 25, 2017

There have been many times in the past two months that I have felt immense guilt because I left my life in Nova Scotia. The voices in my head have said many mean things. I have come to realize that because I am embracing the lifestyle here, does not mean I miss my sons and…

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The Reality of My New Life, part II

By Lori / May 22, 2017

Prior to making the decision to join my husband here in Papua New Guinea, I did my homework. The most important thing I did was speak to other women who live here and who have done ExPat assignments with their husbands. They were very forthcoming with their information and yet I was unprepared for the…

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The Reality of My New Life

The Reality of My New Life

By Lori / May 18, 2017

A couple of months ago when I was caught in the excitement and the “doing” of our move to Papua New Guinea, I had envisioned what life could be like here. I imagined being very independent as I always have been. In my mind I was going out taking pictures, writing about my experiences, and…

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