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Bits and Pieces

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.

‘…If only in my dreams…’ Coping with a lonely pandemic holiday season

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Holiday blues are common, but this year in the pandemic, many people will have to cope with being alone for the holidays for the first time.

Kindness: in giving we receive

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Perhaps on Thanksgiving 2020 feeling grateful is not in the cards for some. But we can always — always — give kindness. We can dispel bluster and bombast with gentleness.

‘A lifetime burning in every moment’

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What are we waiting for? Life with a capital L is happening now.

Learning to let go of negativity

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In that moment of awareness everything changed: “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”

In the new normal, where would we be without video?

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In the age of COVID, Zoom, FaceTime and Skype connect us with family, friends, work and the community at large.

Lessons learned while COVID binge-watching

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Marathon viewing included: "The Affair," "Dead to Me," "Ozark," "Liar" and "This Much I Know is True." All had one thing in common: These folks lived messy lives.
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