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Celia Iannelli: Life’s paradoxical ‘lost and found’

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We humans possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. It's all whether we recognize the happiness we have while we are living it.

Why even bullies, curmudgeons and otherwise crotchety jerks deserve our best behavior

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Coping strategies for dealing with Kings and Queens of Nastiness.

A mom’s guide to separation anxiety

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The five stages of letting my child go away. Far away. Like, multiple states away. Where I can't be there to console, rescue, and/or feed him in a reasonable amount of time.

When comfort outranks style, you’ve reached ‘a certain age’

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Signs that you've reached "a certain age" are subtle and creep up on you slowly — this week Laurie admits to having recognized quite a few of them.

Laurie Nigro Martha Stewart be damned — let’s just say ‘it is what it is’ and enjoy the holiday

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We may dream of perfection, something out of Martha Stewart magazine — then reality interferes.

Laurie NigroParadise found…ever so briefly…at the bottom of an empty laundry basket

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Nirvana: The moment you realize all the laundry is done. All of it. Oh what joy — and oh ... how fleeting.

Celia Iannelli Choose to light a candle to chase away the dark

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Worry takes you into the dark and steals the joy from your life.

Laurie NigroHe should just admit I’m always right

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His life would be so much easier if he'd just listen to me in the first place.

Laurie Nigro If I can’t see it, it’s not there: Why dirty socks, wet towels, boots and other things are left...

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For people who lack object permanence, once they walk out of the bedroom, the wet towel that they left on the bed ceases to exist. Same with the boots shed directly in front of the door. Or the dirty socks on the radiator.

Laurie Nigro Confronting our personal demons, laughter is often truly the best medicine

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People who suffer are not to be ridiculed or mocked. It is not okay to laugh at their pain. Except sometimes, it's ok to laugh with them.