Are You Prepared for a New Year?

Where we live, winter is the season in which we watch the undressing of the world – the trees made bare, the grounds where gardens once bloomed, now open and empty, and many kinds of animals hidden out of sight, in hibernation, to stay warm. In winter’s cold days, we instinctively turn inward and reflect. The earth itself seems to pause, resting in the darkness of winter’s long nights. Winter is like a shawl that Nature cloaks the world in, inviting us to be silent and to listen to the questions that arise from the soul: “Am I living the life I was meant to live?” and “Am I focused on what matters most?”

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Gratitude In Six Words

Urban Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway was bragging over lunch to a group of fellow writers that he could compose a novel in six words (referred to as “flash fiction”).  Someone wagered a $10 bet, and he won when he wrote, “For Sale, Baby Shoes, Never Worn.” I tell...

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Are You Choosing Happiness?

  Note to reader:  This blog was originally posted in my October 2020 newsletter but did not land on my blog postings as intended.  It is, therefore, reprinted here now. Life, as imperfect and impermanent as it is, is what we have.  Death, as inevitable and...

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Bingeing On Gloom and Doom Is A Bad Habit

Note to readers: This blog was originally posted in my September newsletter but did not land on my blog postings as intended.  It is reprinted here now. All day, every day, our 24-hour news cycle continues to broadcast news that confirms that life as we remember it...

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The Power of Purpose In The Second Half of Life

By the time I was 65 years old I had learned that happiness is a skill and a choice. One of the gifts of aging is that I understand how to intentionally look for humor, love, solitude, and beauty so that I can create a good day for myself. When the pandemic hit hard...

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We’re All Anxious, Sweetie

The sign said, “Keep your windows rolled up. Pull up slowly to the first table, put your car in park, and wait for instructions.” A masked and energetic man came to the driver’s side of my car and held a printed sign up to my window which read: “Please call me on this...

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Blue Skies Ahead

Here’s an imaginary public address announcement that airline passengers might hear in the early fall, 2020: "Ladies and Gentlemen, this is from the flight deck, your captain and her crew. We have been warned that we will encounter some turbulent skies and we all need...

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We Need Our Women Friends At Every Stage of Life

We are more complicated as women than we know. We are more intense about what matters most in life as we age. We earn a deep sense of gratitude across our life span, and it just keeps growing, the longer we live. Overall, women’s happiness ratings are consistently...

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May You Never Lose Your Sense of Wonder

“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.” E.B. White Seeing something wondrous—a baby’s toothless sweet smile, a soaring hawk circling silently in a blue sky, the full moon floating on a dark velvet curtain of night—evokes a sense of awe and reverence...

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