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Bits and Pieces

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.”

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

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

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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