Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Best Gift You Can Give Yourself

The epidemic of December isn’t influenza. (That is more likely to come after the holidays when stressed and sleep deprived families and friends gather in small places to share appetizers, meals and – through the synergy of double dipping and … Continue reading

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The Happiest Place on Earth

It was the first Christmas without my mom who had died in April, and we dreaded the grief and longing that would come with what was once the happiest of times for our family. The pain of loss slowly ebbs … Continue reading

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