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Jeri Taira
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Rediscovering My Childhood
  That's me on the left just seven days before my eleventh birthday...thirty-nine years ago. That was our new puppy Ilio at the time. Ilio means 'dog' in Hawaiian. Ha, ha. I loved that dog. You can see the tomboy there . My hair was usually long and never s...
That's me on the left just seven days before my eleventh birthday...thirty-nine years ago. That was our new puppy Ilio at the time. Ilio means 'dog' in Hawaiian. Ha, ha. I loved that dog. You can see the tomboy there. My hair was usually long and never stayed neat. I look at this photo and all ...
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How to Declutter the Soul
photo from tea time with my grandson Physical clutter causes me to hold my breath. I am now becoming aware of the many other things that clutter my soul. The random thoughts that speed in and out of my mind. The ping-pong emotions that accompany those disor...
Physical clutter causes me to hold my breath. I am now becoming aware of the many other things that clutter my soul. The random thoughts that speed in and out of my mind. The ping-pong emotions that accompany those disorderly thoughts. The indecisiveness that brings chaotic dilemma.
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24 Seconds of Yellow, Sunsets, and Funstuff
It's so nice to be back out and about after a long rest and recovery. Even nicer to be back here connecting with everyone. My hello to brighten your weekend is in sharing a quick video with you and an invite to a few of my communities below. I've included a...
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Pause and Linger :: #pauseandlinger
One of our fave spots overlooks our neighborhood golf course. Even BigDog loves it there The word 'Selah' is defined as pause, crescendo, or musical interlude. Such a cool word. It's found throughout the Psalms at the end of verses, as a call to "pause and ...
There are so many obstacles to finding our quiet. We can be our own obstacle. It could be that the quiet feels so awkward in that loud silence. I giggle at that because my first time in the absolute silence, all I heard was the hum of all the appliances. Ha ha! I kept focusing on it.
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I am in luv with how VSCO cam helps my photos look like what I'm seeing when I pause and capture. It tells my story so well. Just had to share it with you all.
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Why and How the Dream began
It all began with a Fuji FinePix and a love for capturing my family and friends Then God took my hand...our story continues The past few weeks have taken me back to remembering and gratitude. I've been looking at pictures from a few years back. My how thing...
The past few weeks have taken me back to remembering and gratitude. I've been looking at pictures from a few years back. My how things and people change in just a few short years. How my health has improved even though the condition is permanent. The sweetness I have and continue to discover ...
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Soothing Soul Whispers
This photo was taken a few months ago on an early evening rain walk with David and Shadow. A special time when I find breathing room for my soul. My new rain boots. I was so excited to get them wet and dirty. I happen to look down and saw the fallen blossom...
This photo was taken a few months ago on an early evening rain walk with David and Shadow. A special time when I find breathing room for my soul. My new rain boots. I was so excited to get them wet and dirty. I happen to look down and saw the fallen blossoms lit by the street lamp.
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God's Breathing Room for my Soul
I walk back and forth from the kitchen table to where I was sitting at least three times before I realize I have. I stop at 'my seat' and see the pile on the table. Before I can get overwhelmed, I notice my journal in the center of it all. Breathe... I smil...
I walk back and forth from the kitchen table to where I was sitting at least three times before I realize I have. I stop at 'my seat' and see the pile on the table. Before I can get overwhelmed, I notice my journal in the center of it all. Breathe... I smile, slow, breathe and am calmed.
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Take It In :: PhotoJournal
An impromptu family park day. Well, it was only a few hours and it was a blast. Not the noisy out loud kind of 'a blast'. But, the fun and relaxing kind that fills you. After, I took these, I joined in the basketball silliness and fun. Happy Weekend everyon...
An impromptu family park day. Well, it was only a few hours and it was a blast. Not the noisy out loud kind of 'a blast'. But, the fun and relaxing kind that fills you. After, I took these, I joined in the basketball silliness and fun. Happy Weekend everyone. May you find many moments to take in ...
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Go Find Our Quiet
Finding my quiet on a Mother's Day drive before our grown sons came over Sometimes, we have to go and find our quiet. The kind that stills and refreshes our souls. The kind that feels so good you can't help but close your eyes and soft smile. I'm always lea...
Sometimes, we have to go and find our quiet. The kind that stills and refreshes our souls. The kind that feels so good you can't help but close your eyes and soft smile. I'm always learning on my journey. In this season, four vital go's have become my go-to's. Our first vital 'go' is to be with ...
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In the New Normal::Lessons from Lil Man and Dabee
He calls Dabee, 'Bubbee' lol April 28th was my 5 month marker for adapting to our new normal. It has me looking around at all that has been changing. How much smoother the transition is occurring. Embracing the slow flow and constant rest. My heart lens has...
April 28th was my 5 month marker for adapting to our new normal. It has me looking around at all that has been changing. How much smoother the transition is occurring. Embracing the slow flow and constant rest. My heart lens has focused on the sweetest change lately. Our grandson has latched on ...
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Give Yourself A Break
Psalm 116:7-8 I said to myself, “Relax and  rest .  God  has showered you with blessings.   Small breaks throughout the day are so much more effective than I thought in the past. Even a few deep breaths with my eyes closed. A soft smile begins. Joy filled m...
I said to myself, “Relax and rest. God has showered you with blessings. Small breaks throughout the day are so much more effective than I thought in the past. Even a few deep breaths with my eyes closed. A soft smile begins. Joy filled moments play a slideshow across my mind. Gratitude fills me.
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Finding God's gifts of joys and wonders in my everydayness
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Life can be messy and chaotic. So, I'm learning to slow flow and find gratitude in the dailies. I love to capture and share through photos and through writing. Glad to meet you here. 

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I'm a wife to my best friend David, hang out with my Big Dog all day, mom to 2 adult sons, and Yaya to the smartest and cutest lil man.
Education
  • Online Photography Classes
    Digital Photography, present
    Kim Klassen, Darrah Parker, Xanthe Berkeley
  • Life Breakthrough Academy
    Biblical Life Coach, 2012 - 2012
  • Wellness Forum Institute
    Plant-based Nutrition, 2011 - 2011
  • e-Cornell
    Plant-based Nutrition, 2010 - 2010
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