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Living with regrets: You can’t change the past, but you can learn from it

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Short of building a time machine, we cannot go back and change the past. We can, however, reflect on our regrettable choices, or lack of choices, learn from them and vow to never carry them forward into our future.  

‘Peace and good will’ come from within

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Peace, good will, tranquility, serenity, reconciliation,  calm and quiet are not just words, they are ways of being.  We can give this to the world if we could just stop belly-aching. 

Appreciating the little things makes life happier

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Noticing all the positive things we experience every day — really noticing them and appreciating them— can change your whole outlook on life.

LOL. Really, it will do you good.

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Laugh out loud. Have fun. Be silly. Break some rules. Give yourself a break.we are here for such a short time. Live and love like your life depends on it. It does, you know.
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Life with Siri, Alexa & Google: Do you ever wonder if technology helps us — or rules us?

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Column: Don’t misunderstand me, I love technology. But there comes a time when too much is simply too much, don’t you think? 

Beware the scam artists constantly devising new ways to rob the most vulnerable among us

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Scammers slither and worm their way into the lives of the most vulnerable, causing irreparable harm. New column from Celia Marszal-Iannelli

Is age just a number? The question looms large when a ‘significant’ birthday is coming up

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Is age really just a number? Facing what her kids tell her is a 'significant' birthday, Celia Iannelli grapples with the age-old question.

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

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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

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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

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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.
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