Because Meal Planning Prevents Arsenic Hour

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” — Virginia Woolf Every parent knows the arsenic hour – that agonizing space between everyone getting home from work and trying to get dinner on the table. We want to be good custodians of our bodies –and the bodies of our […]

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Revealing My 2015 Touchstones

For a decade now, I’ve been using the process of choosing one to three words to serve as a focus and theme for my year. Like life, some years are easier to stay on point than others, but it never fails to amaze me at the end of the year how my choice has focused, […]

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Begin By Clearing Clutter

After being away from home for fifty-one out of the last ninety days, to say I’m a bit discombobulated is an understatement. We’ve been home for three days and I’m still feeling edgy and irritable. I’m not suddenly bored or restless now that we’re home for a spell. I’m not complaining about all the beautiful […]

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Ask These Questions to Achieve Your Desires

Though I love the excitement of the holiday season, I welcome the return to the regular day-to day living. I know that “real life” can feel mundane or boring after all the holiday festivities, but darling, our daily life is where the rubber meets the road. It’s easy to look at what we want to […]

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on New Years and the Truths of Change

A New Year is upon us and traditionally we see it as an opportunity to turn over a new leaf, create new habits and start fresh. It’s one of the reasons we are drawn to creating goals, resolutions and intentions this time of year – because everyone else is doing it. I’ve witness how the […]

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I Believe: on Faith and Other Intangibles

Merry Christmas, darling. I know that by the time you read this, the packages have been unwrapped, the latkes of Hanukkah are a memory and you may be contemplating putting away the holiday decorations. Our holiday celebration was un-traditional and very low-key this year: just the two of us enjoying some quiet time. We slept […]

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Pulling Back My Winter Solstice Curtain

I am an incredibly logical person. I want to understand how things work, what makes people tick, and often struggle when things don’t turn out even or fair. I can sometimes seem cold or unfeeling because I am usually able to emotionally disconnect, step back, and take a look at a situation as I pick […]

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Shaking the Blues for the Holidays

A fair number of folks I’ve talked to recently aren’t in the holiday spirit.  They’ve fallen away from regular routines that bring the holidays to life for them and can’t seem to capture them. In fact, many have admitted that they are experience a case of the Holiday Blues. Life has shifted for many of […]

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Let Us Choose Love and Forgiveness

We are knee deep into the holiday season. Thanksgiving is behind us, we are approaching the second Sunday of Advent, and before we know it, Christmas and New Years are upon us. It’s a hard time of year for many thanks to the Ghosts of Christmas Past. I try to remember that when I’m out […]

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Cultivating Gratitude This Season

As we move into the holiday season, it can be easy to get caught up in all the hustle and bustle. We worry about getting the best deals and buying enough presents for everyone; hosting the perfect holiday party; having a perfectly decorated home. There’s so much pressure to be commercially perfect that we forget […]

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