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Denise Handlon

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My passions are my spirituality, writing, photography, travel, cooking, holistic health, adventure, and loving my family. I am an avid tree hugger and beach bum- I love the ocean. I'm a bit of a tumbleweed. I've lived in Alaska, CA, MI and currently am in NC. In addition to writing, I work as a Registered Nurse, I have two daughters and four grandchildren and am currently raising my teenage nephew.

Awards and Acknowledgements:

(6/9/10) Soul Work: JOY placed first in the weekly hubnugget awards. (7/7/10) Memorial Day A time to remember placed third and (8/11/10) Summer Gardens also placed third.

Voted 'Most Supportive Hubber' and 'Forum Queen' in the 2011 contest. Thanks Hubbers!

2012 Recipe contest winner: Easy, Summer Appettizers.

Writing is a family interest. You can read about this shared love in my hub: http://hubpages.com/hub/A-Circle-Of-Women

If the subject of spirituality is of interest to you, or you are just curious about how I came to step onto my own spiritual path, you may read about this under my blog: http://aheartofawarrior.blogspot.com/ My blog name is: Truthseeker if you should happen to come across a comment from me on your blog.

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        Plagiarism on Squidoo

        4 years ago

        Heads up, Hubbers, I just discovered one of my hubs was copied without permission or credit by a writer on Squidoo, thanks to the sharp eye of Glimmertwinfan.  Her Squidoo name is eleonores and this is her profile...

      • Want a new Challenge?
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        Want a new Challenge?

        4 years ago

        Novel Treasure recently started a forum thread about setting a 'new challenge' for herself by writing a hub on the Weekly Topic of Inspiration for one full year.  Here's another challenge:  Participate in the...

      • Ethnic Cuisine
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        Ethnic Cuisine

        4 years ago

        With all of the very many varieties of cuisine to choose from, what is your favorite type of food to eat...it can include your own country's food.

      • Getting kids to eat vegetables
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        Getting kids to eat vegetables

        4 years ago

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      • Eating raw food
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        Eating raw food

        4 years ago

        What is your favorite raw food to eat?

      • Do you agree with the USADA's decision with Armstrong's titles?
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        Do you agree with the USADA's decision with Armstrong's titles?

        4 years ago

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      • One of the BEST purchases I ever made was:
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        One of the BEST purchases I ever made was:

        5 years ago

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      • Recipe Contest
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        Recipe Contest

        5 years ago

        Has anyone seen a thread for the ongoing recipe contest?  I'd like to read what other people have posted and it was nice to have all of the entries together on a daily basis in previous contests.

      • How many Holiday words can you come up with?
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        How many Holiday words can you come up with?

        5 years ago

        Just for the moment let's make a list of all the holiday words we can think of and list them here.

      • Weird Food Combos
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        Weird Food Combos

        5 years ago

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      • Unable to 'save' edits lately
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        Unable to 'save' edits lately

        6 years ago

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      • What did the doctor order?
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        What did the doctor order?

        5 years ago

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      • Is anyone interested in starting the 30 day hubchallenge?
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        Is anyone interested in starting the 30 day hubchallenge?

        6 years ago

        Hello, there is a group of hubbers who have expressed interest in going for the 30 hubs in 30 day hubchallenge.  If you are one of the people interested in this you are welcome to join 'the group'.  We're...

      • A New Game-Going on a Trip
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        A New Game-Going on a Trip

        6 years ago

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      • 99 showed up today on my avatar-care to comment?
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        99 showed up today on my avatar-care to comment?

        6 years ago

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      • Can you do an impression?
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        Can you do an impression?

        6 years ago

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      • Holiday Travel
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        Holiday Travel

        6 years ago

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      • hubnugget voting
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        hubnugget voting

        6 years ago

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      • Future Career
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        Future Career

        6 years ago

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      • Needing support
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        Needing support

        6 years ago

        I have a confession.  I love hubpages, and was actively participating since I joined in May of this year.  But, I've had a personal situation occur in the summer which has created a situational depression and...

      • Hubnugget Nominations
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        Hubnugget Nominations

        7 years ago

        Have you voted in this weeks Hubnugget Nominations?  If not there is still time.  I noticed that some people voted for some of the three categories, but not all.  ??  I'm wondering, if someone is...

      • Afraid of the 13th?
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        Afraid of the 13th?

        7 years ago

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        Friday the 13th

        7 years ago

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        Do You HubPage Daily?

        7 years ago

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      • Addicted to Hubpages?
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        Addicted to Hubpages?

        7 years ago

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      • hubnugget voting
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        hubnugget voting

        7 years ago

        Is anyone else having problems accessing the 'voting circles' for the hubnugget nominations, or is it just me?

      • What is your favorite place to vacation?
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        What is your favorite place to vacation?

        7 years ago

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