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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…

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Toronto’s Love Installation

Toronto’s Love Installation by Connie Brisson ~ It’s what the world needs now… love, sweet love. That’s what the “Love Installation” at Toronto’s Distillery District is all about.  The vision of one of the district’s developers, Mathew Rosenblatt, this display of love is an approximate 30-feet-long by eight-feet-high fixture made of steel, steel mesh and…

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Forgiveness Releases Karma

Forgive & Release Karma by Connie Brisson ~ Turns out, writing something brilliant every week isn’t as easy as it sounds, so I’m going to also start sharing little bits of wisdom I’ve found in the various books I’ve read.  I think one of the hardest things to do in life is to forgive –…

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Last Home of Mother Mary

Last Home of Mother Mary by Connie Brisson ~ I had never even heard of Meryemana before our Celebrity Reflection’s Mediterranean cruise in August 2014, which included two ports in Turkey – Istanbul and Kusadasi. Kusadasi is a resort town on Turkey’s Aegean coast,  95 km south of İzmir.  After finding a local private guide through…

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