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Christmas: The Night Heaven Came Down

Christmas: The Night Heaven Came Down

Our little nativity set at home is a far cry from the events at Bethlehem. Our 10 month old granddaughter enjoys teething on Mary and taking the animals to her Fisher Price barn. That OK with me because I know that in the years to come she will learn that there was a...

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Your Top 10 Reasons to Be Thankful This Year

Your Top 10 Reasons to Be Thankful This Year

Being thankful is like working out. It doesn’t just happen. You need to will it, to work at it; to get up each morning and say the words, “Thank you,” even though sometimes it’s just lip service. I’m one of those people who begins listening to Christmas music in...

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7 Halloween Lessons on Facing Your Fears

7 Halloween Lessons on Facing Your Fears

Fears are like clouds - little puffy things that keep you from seeing the sun. And unfortunately we're on the eve of that holiday that fills us with fear: Halloween. Boo! See, that wasn’t so bad was it? Now remember this when the scariest Halloween costume appears at...

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3 Reasons Why the Horizontal Life Is the Best Life

3 Reasons Why the Horizontal Life Is the Best Life

As you start this week, my challenge to you is to look around. Not up, not down, not inward, but around you. This is what I call, Horizontal Living. There is a special place in my heart for pet lovers. I am one. “Almost human” is only hyperbole to those outside of our...

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A Letter to My Children As I Grow Older

A Letter to My Children As I Grow Older

My Dear Children, I’m writing this while I am still of sound mind (don’t listen to your mother) and fairly sound body. The reason I’m writing this is to give you permission to do the things that are difficult for kids to do when their parents grow older. You’ll...

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What the Memorial Bridge Taught Me about Emergency in Life

What the Memorial Bridge Taught Me about Emergency in Life

Emergency comes with a bell or a siren… You think "Pull over" You think house on fire You think bad characters You think something’s wrong You think pull over and stop life! Those times in life that stop you in your tracks and put everything “on hold” can be scary....

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4 Ways the Keto Diet Will Change Your Life

4 Ways the Keto Diet Will Change Your Life

Change is good, but change is hard, especially for us New Englanders. I am a creature of habit. Your “rut” is my “groove.” For most of us the hardest change of all is dropping weight and improving our eating habits. Although I’ve never struggled with obesity, I have...

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Why Planning Your Future Must Include These 5 Hacks

Why Planning Your Future Must Include These 5 Hacks

Planning your day is easier than planning your life. But sometimes it’s important to think down the road, big picture, full throttle! I know what you’re thinking. “You can’t always control the future and you know what they say about the ‘best laid plans.’ (they often...

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5 Hacks That Will Wipe Worry from Your Life

5 Hacks That Will Wipe Worry from Your Life

Some days it’s like I wake up looking for things to worry about. That hurricane moving up the coast That upcoming series with the Yankees That call from the doctor with test results That mosquito-borne virus that’s in the news That tree branch that hangs right over...

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