Monthly Archives: January 2013

Celebrating Families

On every Boxing Day as far back as I can remember, my maternal aunts, uncles and cousins have gathered not just to celebrate Christmas but also family. This year was the first time my dear Auntie Marj wasn’t there. She … Continue reading

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What Are You Packing On Your Journey Through Life?

In her bestseller, Wild, Cheryl Strayed describes her journey of self-discovery hiking solo along the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State. She initially overpacked the giant backpack she would nickname, Monster. She … Continue reading

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Celebrate Your Best Friends!

Great friends are rare and precious gifts. They enrich your life in subtle, significant and irreversible ways. They listen with interest . . .  and understand. They give honest feedback when you need it (even if you don’t ask). They … Continue reading

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Turning Negative Emotions into Positive Goals, Part 2

Have you ever met someone who was chronically happy? I don’t mean euphoric, manic or unrealistically optimistic, but rather content and at peace, positive and engaged in life. They’re not on drugs and they haven’t necessarily had easier lives than … Continue reading

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Turning Negative Emotions into Positive Goals, Part 1

Are you happy with your life? If you are, congratulations! A cynic would say, “Enjoy it while you can. It won’t last.” Life can be a rollercoaster ride of high and low points, successes and failures, good fortune and bad … Continue reading

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What Will Be Your Holiday Legacy?

  As children return to school and grown-ups get back to work, many are feeling the post-holiday blues. Suddenly, green and red seem out of season. The magic has faded and warm, fuzzy moments yield to the plain, cold winter. … Continue reading

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