Shirley Alarie

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Life Lesson from a Rescue Horse

This photo of River Rose and our recently rescued colt, Moon, has adorable charm but is like a million other cute animal shots. Except the story behind the photo is anything but ordinary. The life lesson that Rose is demonstrating is, in fact, quite extraordinary. Rose’s story was featured in our book, “A Healing Haven…

A New Home for Dominick – in the classroom

As a writer, one major challenge is finding a niche. Reaching the audience who appreciates your work and finding the right fit can be a very elusive undertaking. My projects tend to come from the heart, without particular emphasis on mass appeal. So how does one shine a light on societal issues that tend to…

Struck by Lightning

Central Florida is sometimes referred to as the Lightning Capital of the World and Tampa sits in the middle of “Lightning Alley”. During these mighty storms, the aerial displays are magnificent, but the powerful wrath of Mother Nature can be intimidating. To the residents of this area, the storms are just a way of life.…

Hometown Pride

As children, many of us fantasize about the day we can wave goodbye to our childhood home and explore the magnificence of the rest of the world. We leave in search of better jobs, a better place to raise children, lower cost of living, or any number of other reasons. But wherever life takes us,…