Simplicity. Serenity. Sincerity.

This is Magenta Plum. Inspiration from a time that was sweet and simple, when the world was everything else, home and family were comforting and serene, questions were thoughtful and sincere. Hopefully you will be inspired to give to others and be good to yourself while finding all that is simple, serene and sincere.

With Magenta Plum, I hope to build a community of like-minded women striving to find fulfillment and purpose. We don’t need to share the same politics, religion, or ethnic and sexual orientation. We need only share a desire to be more aware and impactful in our everyday lives.

Giving Thanks

It’s the season. As we gather together with our family and friends and reflect on the joy in our lives, it’s easy to forget about others. And it’s all too easy to overlook all that is wrong in our communities, country, and the world. With that in mind, an exercise in giving back can and […]

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Fast Fashion on My Mind-Part Two

I previously wrote about fashion and its negative environmental impact. Simply put, fast fashion is cheaply produced clothing sold to consumers seeking the latest trends. When we buy cheap clothing, we more readily discard it, and then we buy more. Consider defining your budget, refining your style, and buying clothes that make you feel good […]

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Remembering-Veterans Day

Many of my family members died serving in war time and the lives of others have been forever changed because of their service. I do think taking the time to remember helps to heal and forgive. Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War […]

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I think people should pursue the exercise plan that works for them. I’m an active person and I try to include a three-mile walk into my daily routine because that’s what works for me. Sometimes it happens, sometimes life happens! I stay focused on a quality of life that includes fewer medications, a stronger body, […]

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Halloween is Inspiring!

I say this often, probably too often. I don’t like Halloween. The holiday of scary, gory images and candy has always left me glad when it’s over. I was never inspired as a kid either. Maybe I liked the candy a little bit! So, in an effort to be less annoyingly repetitive and find some […]

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Neighborhood Give Back

Every year in the fall we have a block party on our street. It was an idea a neighbor and I had for a long time, but we didn’t get it rolling until five years ago. I coordinate this family friendly event each year, obtaining responses and cobbling together the list of dishes each neighbor […]

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The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.

Eleanor Roosevelt