Marriage: New Discoveries

After being married thirty-two and a half years and knowing my better-half for almost thirty-four years, I learned something new about him while celebrating Christmas during a pandemic. I know, it's incredibly amazing to think you know someone, and then find out that maybe you don't know them as well as you thought you did. …

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Welcome to 2021

And just like that we are into the new year. Do we feel any different? Are we planning new goals? Have we made a list of new year's resolutions? Or perhaps, we are trying something different this year. Instead of new year's resolutions, I am trying a new way of tackling to-dos. I just learned …

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Sleep-deprived Holidays

When you think of December, do you think of sleep-deprived holidays? Or do you think of all the festive Christmas lights and beautiful Christmas carols? Do you look forward to wrapping gifts and the baking you will do? Do you mentally tick off who it is that you will send Christmas cards to - or …

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Slowing Down to the Speed of Life

Okay, so sometimes, I just need a long title to grab your attention. Do you ever feel like you're on a roller coaster ride? Not a Ferris wheel, where you're going around in circles all the time. A roller coaster, where you're racing to keep up with the constantly changing track, sometimes veering side to …

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Thanksgiving Evolved

When I was in grade school, I used to think that we continued the tradition of Thanksgiving each year to keep the memory of the first one celebrated by the Pilgrims alive. Now that I am older and look back at the Thanksgiving celebrations I've shared over the years, I can see that Thanksgiving has …

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Connections Are Important

What do you think of when you hear the word connection? Do think of things that are similarly linked or the links between mechanical or electrical components? Or do you think of work associates and family? How about communication? Like me, do you think about how we communicate with our coworkers or our loved ones, …

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Buckling Down on Goals

The thing about goals is that in order to get them done one must buckle down and tackle them. It's all too easy to keep putting them off. I'm too tired. I had a busy day. Visiting with family and friends is more important. I needed to do chores...or buy groceries...or pay bills. The list …

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Vacations Are Restorative

Vacations are, or should be, restorative. Don't you think? For years, I took vacations to catch up on life. I would carefully carve out a date and then, when approved, spend the week catching up on everything I couldn't get done while working a 40-hour week. I would run errands, schedule long put-off doctor appointments, …

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October Days & Fitness

October days. Now, these are the days that bring a fresh wave of nostalgia to the air. Hot summer days are a thing of the past, and cold winter days are not quite here yet. It's time to slow down and watch the leaves fall, wave at everyone...well, since we can't really see smiles right …

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