Category Archives: Oprah’s Life Class

Happy Four Year Anniversary of my blog! :)

I started this blog so that I could have a place to recover my passion for writing. I am so grateful for all of my subscribers and those who continue to comment and encourage me to write because it has been a safe haven for my emotions and a place to share my journey. I hope that my honesty will help others to reinvent, recover and/or recreate themselves. Continue reading

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Back to life…back to reality…

It was the first time that I purposely chose not to try and “use” the time to cram in every library, museum or other extra curricular event that looked exciting and intriguing during the holiday break. They both get so over-worked (in my opinion) at school that I wanted them to just do nothing for a change. Continue reading

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Check outToni’s Room 2013 in review

Thank you for supporting my blog, Toni’s Room. What a great year, and I hope 2014 is even better. Check out my stats from 2013 and have an amazing new year! Continue reading

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My Voyage to India (and not the Republic)!

I can’t even put into words the overwhelming feeling that came over me walking, arm in arm with my niece, approaching the stage while Ms. Arie sang to a theatre filled with just us 25 or so VIP Experience guests. She waved to us and made us feel as if we were her BFFs sitting in her living room, and all I remember thinking is…how did this happen? How am I worthy? Continue reading

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The Courage to Change…

I strongly believe if our children grow up knowing that they are the most important person in the lives of those who have created them, they will be confident, loving beings and will spread that love and compassion to all those that they touch. Continue reading

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Dear Grief

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I Hope You Dance…

I was so stressed during the day that my head hurt all over and I could feel the tension in my shoulders so intense that I could hardly turn my neck most of the afternoon. It’s amazing how stress can sneak up and almost paralyze you, forcing you to take notice and counteract. I wanted everything to be perfect for my daughter’s first time going to the dance with her dad, yet my body was screaming “what about me???!” Continue reading

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“In the middle of a street in Camden, NJ” – by J.T.Austin Jr.

I read this short essay at his memorial service this past Saturday (more to come about that) and several people have asked for a copy of it, so I am posting it on my blog. It was one of many small glimpses into the sensitive side of my dad that until his later years, was only uncovered in his writing. I can’t wait to put all of his thoughts into book form but for now, I’ll share one of my favorites so far: Continue reading

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Watch my debut with the Peace, Love and Poetry ensemble. “”Just a Little Thank You Note” @ WCL in Delaware” on YouTube

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But for the Grace…

I know there’s been so much that’s already been said about the senseless killings of the Sandy Hook Elementary School children and staff, and so many early judgements about the killer, his family and why it happened. But I feel … Continue reading

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