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After everyone goes home the quiet work of putting my house back in order begins. This work is calmer, more hushed than the frenzy of preparation. With most holidays there are at least two days of preparation just for the food. Add to that the cleaning, tidying up and readying the house for overnight guests. I’m […]

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In the past I have eschewed New Year’s resolutions in favor of a word for the year, but this year I’m making ten resolutions. Ten is a lot, but many are small, and require only a little discipline and a willingness to make changes. I hope that together they will increase my happiness which of […]

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At night, in secret, I offer whispered prayers to God, or the universe or myself, or whatever is out there listening. I am not a religious person, I haven’t been in a church or synagogue in many years. Most of my friends are atheists or careless observers of some sort. I don’t talk much about […]

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You are wonderful and imperfect, and there’s no better time to stop chasing perfection than Thanksgiving.  Family gatherings can mean a lot of pressure for perfection and I want to remind you that wonderful, imperfect you is much more fun and lovable than anxious, crazed, perfect you. Most pressure we feel is self-imposed, though some […]

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The final four days until is here Thanksgiving!  Are you ready?  I hope this post will help you with your final preparations.  I want to make this the least stressful Thanksgiving you’ve ever had.  It can’t be said enough, the more you can get done ahead of time, the easier your day will be.   Setting […]

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