Tag Archives: Prepare for the Holidays

Surviving Holiday Gatherings – Drama Free

unhappyholiday Fred Laurent

Oh, the joys of the holiday season are upon us. Turkey and dressing. Latkes and a cherished family Dreidel. Decorating the Christmas tree while sipping hot cocoa (or spiked eggnog). We look forward to sharing delightful meals, making beautiful memories, and being surrounded by loving and supportive friends and family. Let’s be real, though. The […]

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Loving Your Life by Loving Yourself

Loving Your Life by Loving Yourself

Hello, darling! How are you doing? Are you finding ways of loving yourself and your life? Earlier this year, when I took my digital sabbatical, I never told you the real reason I did it. Part of it, of course, was that my partner and I were going to be in Europe for nearly a […]

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Fall in Love Your Life: Clear Your Clutter

Fall in Love Your Life: Clear Your Clutter

I’ve been full of confessions lately so here’s a big one for you:  I used to live a horribly cluttered life.  No, not  “hoarders” level, but any guest visit was often preceded by a lot of rushing around , stashing stuff in closets and under beds, and hiding all those extra pans in the oven.   […]

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No Need to “Foil” Easter

No Need to "Foil" Easter

Who can resist the joys of an Easter (or Passover) meal?  For those adhering to the strictness of Lent, it’s the feast to celebrate the culmination of the season.  It’s also the first opportunity for many families, scattered hither and thither to gather together since Christmas .   It’s a gathering sharing not only food, but […]

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Make Peace Not War

Make Peace Not War

The Best Valentine’s Gift Ever February is a time of love. For the romantics, Valentine’s Day is a time of flowers and romance, while for the cynics, it is a red and pink Hallmark holiday.  Men and women alike share feelings of shame and failure if they are not in picture perfect relationships come February […]

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Are You In Touch With Your Anchor?

Just like our personal values are the rudder of our ships will become a basis for plotting our life, if you aren’t in touch with your heart’s desire, then creating your year can’t happen.   That’s because your ship needs an anchor. And that anchor is how you want to feel.

Just like our personal values are the rudder of our ships will become a basis for plotting our life, if you aren’t in touch with your heart’s desire, then creating your year can’t happen. That’s because your ship needs an anchor. And that anchor is how you want to feel.

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Shop Until You Drop?

Shop responsibly this holiday season

I’ll be honest:  I have moments where I really love to shop.  There is something primal about finding the perfect pair of boots or just the right coffee mug for my morning ritual of caffeine with sugar and cream.  I think it’s the traces of our Hunter/Gatherer roots.  But the glut of consumerism you see […]

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Case Closed

Case Closed

Turn the Family Courtroom Back Into a Dining Room Who can resist the lure of the holidays? They are times filled with good food, and spent surrounded by the love and joy of our families.  For some, the opportunity to spend time with parents, grandparents, siblings, and distant cousins defines what Thanksgiving, Chanukah and Christmas […]

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Fling Into Fall Cleaning

I’ve discovered that doing a little deep cleaning is a great way ease the transition from season to season while also providing nourishment for my mind, body and soul.  Fall Cleaning can work for you, too. Here are some suggestions to help you get started.

I’ve discovered that doing a little deep cleaning is a great way ease the transition from season to season while also providing nourishment for my mind, body and soul. Fall Cleaning can work for you, too. Here are some suggestions to help you get started.

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