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Mosaic is on Holidays!

Mosaic is on Holidays! by Connie Brisson ~ There’s no travel article this week because we’re on holidays doing dedicated research about more exciting places to tell you about! Mosaic Magazine will be on holidays from August 16 – September 3, 2021 and no articles will posted during this time. Our format will then be…

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How to Choose Joy

How to Choose Joy by Connie Brisson ~ Joy is a choice. Years ago at my friend’s garage sale in Bonnyville, I ran into a woman who I had grown up with (as a child) on a nearby farm.  We talked a bit about our lives and she told me she had twin boys.  I…

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Dealing With Grief

Dealing With Grief by Connie Brisson ~ Good grief…  Is there such a thing? Many of us have experienced loss (of varying natures) during these last few years due to the pandemic, or maybe more accurately, our losses were amplified by the pandemic.  All of our lives were changed in both big and small ways…

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Florence’s Bronze Pig Fountain

Florence’s Pig Fountain by Connie Brisson ~ While it’s a common tradition to rub the belly of a laughing buddha for good luck, in FLORENCE, ITALY, the object of affection is a bronze boar. Il Porcellion or the Bronze Pig Fountain is located in the Loggia del Mercato Nuovo, near Ponte Vecchio. Although in Italian…

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Collect From the Reservoir of Good

Reservoir of Good by Connie Brisson ~ Because I grew up on Christianity, and because I knew there was a lot more depth in the teachings of the Bible than I ever learned in church, one of my favorite author’s writing and teachings is Florence Scovel Shinn.  Florence was a powerful American healer and teacher…