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Bits and Pieces

It’s time to recalibrate ‘normal’

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

To thine own self be true

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

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

Learn to love yourself

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

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

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

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’

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

Learning to let go of negativity

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.”