A COUPLE OF months ago, a friend recommended an interesting book that she had just finished titled Signs. It’s a collection of stories that speak to the universe’s capacity for magical moments and how to recognize the life-changing messages from the Other Side. Having been raised a Roman Catholic, I would tend to refer to that other side as Heaven.

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IT'S PRETTY DIFFICULT to wow me in the spa world. I am a complete junkie in the pampering realm. I love and appreciate any service that heightens all the senses in a beautiful way through touch and great products. I never miss an opportunity for massages and facials, whether here in Houston or any time I take a trip. As such, I feel that I have developed a pretty discerning taste in this area, considering I've been practicing this obsession for at least 30 years.

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IT'S THE TALK of the country. Houston native Simone Biles, the latest elite athlete who was unafraid and unapologetic to show her vulnerability as she withdrew from the Tokyo summer Olympic games not because of a physical problem, but because of mental issues. After an uncharacteristically sloppy preliminary round, the universally considered greatest female gymnast of all time is out.

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