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Choose Kindness

Today we seem to be bombarded with the word “bully.” We hear about it on the news, we read about it on the web. And of course there is the bully scene portrayed in films. In fact bullying has been addressed in movies for years. Remember Carrie, Karate Kid and Pretty in Pink? Recently

Turmeric, The Super Spice

The health benefits from spices are well known the world over. Since the days of the explorers, spices were worth their weight in gold, not just as culinary jewels that added flavor to the most common dish, but also for medicinal purposes that thwarted many a medieval illness. The earliest healers, for instance, used

Putting the Grand in Grandmother

A grandmother is a remarkable woman. She's a wonderful combination of warmth and kindness, laughter and love. She overlooks our faults, encourages our dreams, and praises our every success. Author Unknown There is a reason we attach the word grand to the parenting of our children’s children. Good parenting, even great parenting doesn’t come close

This New Years, Stick to the Plan

Cheers to a New Year and Another Chance for Us to Get it Right....Oprah Winfrey It's a new year ahead. Fresh beginnings are always an exciting time. I think we associate a new year as a clean slate, a positive stretch before us to become better than before. The future is not looming, its glistens

Give in to the Season and Celebrate!

I LOVE THE HOLIDAYS, especially Christmas. There is the meaning of the season, of course, and then there's the celebration which includes decorating, presents and entertaining. Just one of these holiday elements can throw a person into a tailspin, but not me. I relish the festivities! And trust me that's not easy since I

A Mini-Meditation

“If you are quiet enough, you will hear the flow of the universe. You will feel its rhythm. Go with this flow. Happiness lies ahead. Meditation is key.” Buddha   Close your eyes and take a deep breath……Ah! Feel better? I wish busting the stress bubble was so easy. Between raising children or in

Slow Down and Smell the Roses

Life gives you plenty of time to do whatever you want to do if you stay in the present. Deepak Chopra   WHEN  YOU RUN too fast, the scenery gets blurred. It's the downside of being in a rush. Many of us travel at warped speed. We go through the motions of living without

Un-Clutter Your Life

"The Best Things in Life Aren't Things."Art Buchwald When you hit 50, let's face it, you've got stuff. Lots of stuff. In fact, there may be a life time worth of just...stuff. If you were to classify the possessions in your home, you might come up with the valuable, the sentimental, the useful, the


AS WE GET OLDER, we all experience what I call brain fog. You know the days where you just can't seem to focus. It's those times when concentration is hard to obtain and you find that when you read a book or a magazine, for instance,  you keep reading the same line over and

How Well Do You Know Your Pasta?

WHEN YOU THINK of Italian cuisine, you think of pasta. In fact pasta is to the Italy, what rice is to Asia.  Pasta is so ingrained in the cuisine of Italy that most people believe it was being consumed before Roman times. Not so. The twisted history

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