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Celia Iannelli

‘I’m turning into Mom!’ Confronting a scary metamorphosis

Recognizing your mother in yourself can be scary and oddly comforting at the same time.

Navigating the seasons of life: On this ride, you’re in the driver’s seat

The seasons of life are like the seasons of nature, with one major difference. With the seasons of life, you, not Mother Nature, are in control.

It’s time for a reset on the holiday season frenzy: for your own health

Here comes the “over” season: Overspending overeating, over-partying, over-drinking, over-planning and over-taxing ourselves, physically and emotionally. It all comes with consequences.
They're coming...The summer invasion is about to begin.

Those damned tourists! Getting beyond the annoyances of fall on the North Fork

Visiting a strange place, becoming tourist yourself for a bit, changes your perspective on the folks who flock to the North Fork in search of the perfect pumpkin. Well, for five minutes, anyway.

Yes, 71 can be sexy. Get over it.

When did 'aging' become a dirty word? Getting older doesn't mean we can't enjoy life, exercise, laughter, love and (yes) sex.

A lesson in love from our long-ago ‘over-the-fence’ friends

Back then, being gay was better left in the closet. In having the courage to live out of the closet, these neighbors and friends taught us by example that love is love is love.

Pointless speculation: fun, juicy or harmful?

Humans are prone to speculation: from gambling to gossip to speculating about the next president, whether there's life on Mars, or where Kim Kardashian will next be spotted. What's the point?

Forgiving old hurts: an important act of self-love

To err is human. To forgive is also human. To forget? Impossible.

The ‘small stuff’ litmus test: Will it matter a year from now?

When something's driving you up a wall, do a quick perspective-check by asking yourself this question: Will it matter a year from now? Funny how the answer to that simple question sets it all straight.

Exercise to keep fit and stay young

Exercise, no matter what form, is an essential part in keeping us young and happy, regardless of age.