Author Archive: The Sparkled Life

Fata Morgana: Strange Mirages at Sea


“Jesuit Priests aren’t especially known for their heavy drug u/se, but it we’re to believe the account of Father Domenico Giardina, he was tripping pretty hard. Looking out over the sea from Messina, Sicily, Giardina saw “a city all floating in the air, and so measureless and so splendid, so adorned with magnificent buildings, all of …

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Frank: Laundry


Doing laundry with my big girl Skyler while mommy goes to the gym…Our conversation went a little like this. “Hey Sky, make sure you do a good job folding.” Her answer: “Come on, Daddy – I’ve been folding since I was 5. Don’t you know me?” She just turned 6 in July.  Lol.

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Gen: My Vision


I am a passionate, honest, and committed woman. My vision for the world is one where everyone gets to put their passion into action, do what they love, and have the life they dreamed wasn’t possible. Race, religion or political views will no longer be relevant when everyone taps into their authentic self. My definition …

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Bianca: My Life Philosophy


My life philosophy summed up…People are always questioning me about my “credit score,” a “career,” “kids” and all the other false markers of success.😂 Yeah – I said it. 🤷🏽‍♀️ Success is whatever the fuck you want it to be! It is not the agreed upon socially accepted BS you were born into. Think about it this …

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Holiday Preview of December Goals: Inspired by Angels <3


Affirmation: I am a Divine, Cherubic, Adorable Angel! Goal: To embrace the the Christmas holiday spirit in NYC To research for 30 minutes Christmas Sites in NYC by December 6 To go on an excursion to 2 or more Holiday Markets on two separate occasions Visit one Holiday Market by December 10 Visit second Holiday …

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Dreaming of my Dream Home…


Dreamscapes… I went to view three open houses today for possible purchase around the Upper East Side! So much momentum…I love looking at charming apartments, whether it’s for rent or now to buy… We spoke to the realtors and got a feel of the NYC market, which seems to be going down…as in, more of …

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Samuel: The Turning Point


What’s on my mind at a time of happiness? Just a bit before this year, I naively believed that a “9 to 5” job would always bring food onto the table, working hard is better than going back to school, spoiling the girl is the way to make her happy, living in a place that …

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Tamara: Heart to Heart Talks


Craving one of those intimate heart to heart talks…the kind where I’m laying my head on his chest and he’s playing in my hair. And the conversation is engaging, expansive, passionate, enlightening, and pleasurable. One of those moments when I fight against sleepy eyelids, in hopes of extending the moment for as long as I …

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Autumn: Birthday Year in Review


Dear 31st year of life, cheers… you were truly magnificent & wonderful overall! I welcome you, 32! You got comfortable with fitness and gym life. You kept going to therapy, you planned a destination wedding, you married the human of your dreams, you got another promotion, you dealt with unexpected death and loss, you found greater …

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Carmen: The Sparkly Art Project


Held a special art time with the birthday niece and her close friends. Wanted to inspire the next generation to love crafts…Then, the living room looked like a glitter explosion thereafter. Glitter sticks to everything!

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