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Bits and Pieces

Celia Iannelli: Life’s paradoxical ‘lost and found’

We humans possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. It's all whether we recognize the happiness we have while we are living it.

Celia Iannelli Choose to light a candle to chase away the dark

Worry takes you into the dark and steals the joy from your life.

Looking back on the ‘headlines’ of life

Recalling memories of moments great and small makes us realize that's the "stuff" of life.

Celia Iannelli In today’s world more than ever before, the only thing certain is uncertainty

Celia reflects on uncertainty - the one constant in life of which we can all be certain.

Celia IannelliCounter the Christmas checklist frenzy – make a conscious choice of goodwill to all

As the lists of "must-do's" get longer and time gets shorter, we can so easily forget that this is the season of goodwill to all.

Celia IannelliReality TV: not even close to the triumphs over the ‘really-real world’ troubles of life

When you tune into the TV series Survivor or any other reality series, I ask you to recall the times when ordinary folk such as yourself were challenged to the max. We live in a really-real world—and a million bucks aside, there are no “lone survivors.”

Celia Iannelli Why you have to own your own life

I earned the title: “Queen of my Life” and I don’t intend on giving up my crown any time soon!

Celia IannelliMembership in a club no one wants to join

Surviving the death of a spouse is an exercise in endurance with side trips of denial, anger, guilt, loneliness and a wide variety of other emotions. But it does eventually get better when acceptance of the loss allows life to resume despite the new paradigm.

Celia IannelliMusic rewinds the clock back to the 70s

All it takes is the right lyrics or a favorite chord progression and music can transport us back in time to another era.

Celia IannelliWho fills out documents in long-hand anymore? An exercise in stupid.

Dealing with everyday problems can make you crazy if you let it happen.