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Celia Marszal-Iannelli

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

The North Fork is changing. Can ‘locals’ and ‘newcomers’ peacefully co-exist?

Reflections on coping with the clash of cultures, class and expectations, as our region booms. Column by Celia Marszal-Iannelli.

Wow, I didn’t see that coming: blindsided by betrayal

In most cases, we will experience a moment where the situation becomes clear. We may experience a flashback that is so powerful that we can see everything that was wrong. We simply didn’t want to believe it or see it.

Amidst the pandemic, an epidemic of loneliness

We rarely discuss it, but loneliness affects a lot of people, with consequences to mental and physical health. And you don't have to be alone to feel lonely or isolated.

The special bond of love we share with our grandchildren

We are creating a chain of love linking the past to the future.

When Cupid’s arrow has a poisoned tip

The signs of a toxic or abusive relationship can be subtle, but pay attention.

Let’s cool down the rhetoric and reconnect with the meaning of the holiday season

Can we take another look at the meaning behind our celebrations? Can we be the salt of the earth and bring out the true flavor of what it is to be truly alive? Can we dispel the sins of hatred and intolerance?

Thanksgiving? It’s complicated, but nothing’s simple any more

With families scattered around the country or around the world, holiday plans have gotten complicated.

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

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

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

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