Aging is Not A Disease

My grandmothers could not speak much English and most of their conversations were in Italian, their native language.  Growing up with grandparents for whom English was a second language was not something I dwelled on; it was simply the way things were.  If I noticed...

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For the Love of A Dog

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”   Will Rogers   Last weekend my husband and I ended our search for adopting an older rescued dog who would like to sit on our laps, play, and enjoy life with us.  We found the small dog we...

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Guarding the Temple of Your Precious Time

At some point during a job search, every job seeker has to devote time to getting to know themselves again and to allow enough time for self-revelation to happen. Guilt can be a real opponent along with feelings of embarrassment.  While it seems everyone else is...

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If You Never Choose to Do What You Are Meant to Do

You want a life you will love.  One where you get up in the morning and are eager to start all over again.   Is that how you feel these days?  Or does that sound like an impossible dream?  If you aren’t waking up excited about the day ahead, you are lacking a goal...

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When Life Hands You Lemons

A life coach gets to learn about a lot of circumstances and stories that affect people’s lives. When the life coach is also a writer and an admirer of the everyday heroes around us, like me, then the stories are a continual source of inspiration.

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Give Sorrow Words

Rituals give meaning to the painful and precious opportunities we are given to express and move through grief after we’ve lost a loved one.  Many such opportunities may be missed because of our upset, confusion and sense of being adrift that so often accompany...

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Mindful Happiness

It was Aristotle who wrote, “Happiness is the whole aim and end of human existence.” This is certainly as true today as when he wrote those words.  Happiness comes from being able to move beyond routine daily upsets into states of gratitude, optimism, love and feeling...

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When Grief is Your Companion

At a widow and widowers support group that I helped facilitate one of the participants reflected on recent and personal encouners as a widow, and what it was like to experience the pain of other people’s reactions such as avoidance and withdrawal of social contact. ...

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Now Available: Elaine Voci’s New Book, Voices of the 21st Century

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This book is for women seeking education, guidance, and inspiration from 50 women contributors who share their important life lessons and timely messages to encourage and empower other women. Behind each story is a woman brave enough to have her voice heard and bold enough to make a difference.

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