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Celia Marszal-Iannelli

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Celia Iannelli is a native New Yorker enjoying a second career — in 'retirement' — as a freelance writer. She lives in Jamesport.

A breakup at any age requires time to grieve in order to heal

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Even if we cannot remember why we went into the kitchen, most of us can remember our first bad breakup. The details of our lost love are hard-wired into our brain and,  if triggered, can be called up in living color.

Waiting is the hardest part

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Whether it’s waiting for a train or waiting for medical test results, waiting is an unavoidable part of life. And it’s hard.

From Jack LaLanne to the local gym: pursuing health, fighting gravity

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The TV fitness guru promised you would "look better, feel better and live longer.” So far, so good.

Mistakes are our greatest teachers

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Mistakes usually cause some degree of pain, loss, or struggle, but they do not make us bad people.

It’s time to recalibrate ‘normal’

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Perhaps we triumphed over the pandemic, but most importantly is the personal transformation.

To thine own self be true

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When I was a teen trying to impress a guy by being someone I wasn't, my father gave be sage advice that would become my truth.

Eventually, people who lie get tangled up in their own webs of deceit

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“What a tangled web we weave when we first practice to deceive.”
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Learn to love yourself

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Duck! Cupid, that chubby baby wearing diapers holding a quiver full of arrows is aiming one to your heart. But wait…perhaps ...

With COVID isolation, a new appreciation of Mom’s wisdom emerges

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Be willing to shed what is safe and predictable in order to embrace new experiences, places, pleasures, and passions.
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