The Truth

“I write to tell myself the truth” – Julia Cameron I have been an avid journal keeper since my mid-twenties. I have written hundreds – thousands of pages – processing everything from everyday events to the meaning and purpose of life. Writing helped me understand myself and the world around me. Then, about a year […]

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5 Keys to Happiness After 60

“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln I believe happiness is a state of being. Sure, things are going to happen that make us unhappy, but once we have the skills, we can come back to that state of happiness which often leads to a longer, […]

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10 Ways to Connect with The Divine

I believe connecting with the Divine is essential to experiencing true joy and happiness. I know the more I nurture my connection to the Divine, the more fulfilled I feel. Life is crazy though and it can be easy to lose touch. Especially right now while the whole world seems to be focused on the […]

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14 Things That May Extend Your Life

“You don’t have to hit them all, but when it comes to health, the little things add up.”  Mandy Oaklander   I came across this wonderful article in a special edition of TIME called “The Science of Living Longer.” If you are interested, you can find it on Amazon. The article is about surprising ways […]

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The Pandemic and Ambiguous Loss

Life On Hold “Stress in the face of a pandemic can take the shape of frozen grief.” Sarah B Woods, PhD, LMFT I came across several articles about the pandemic and ambiguous loss and I found them to be very helpful in understanding and putting into perspective some of my feelings. Ambiguous loss is a […]

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Three Questions for the New Year

“It’s resolution time and you’re probably asking yourself, “Have I made them? Have I started them? Have I already messed them up?”  Ariane de Bonvoisin 2020 has definitely been a challenging year and I think we are all ready to let it go and focus on the New Year. It’s the time many of us […]

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Your Ageless Brain

“Neuroplasticity… the capacity of the brain to develop and change throughout life, something Western science once thought impossible.” Merriam-Webster.com As we get older, we have come to expect some minor lapses in memory and some cognitive decline. We can’t find our keys – or our cell phone – or we walk into a room and […]

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NO!!!

I don’t want to…….!!! Every two year old since the beginning of time. If you have children, know someone who has children or have ever been a child yourself, you have probably heard or said “I don’t want to!!” I don’t want to take a bath; I don’t want to go to bed; I don’t […]

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It’s Ok

“I am where I am and it’s ok.” – Abraham-Hicks I got home from work the other day and was in a little bit of a tiz because some things aren’t getting resolved as quickly as I think they should. It was a beautiful, sunny fall afternoon so I decided to take a walk. I […]

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Resistance

What you resist, persists – Carl Jung I have heard this quote many times from many different places but didn’t know who said it first, so I looked it up. Actually, the whole quote is “what you resist not only persists but grows in size.” (That can be a little alarming!) The complimentary opposite of […]

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