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Rain And Sunshine For Your Soul

Imagine spending a terrific Saturday with one of your best pals. Maybe you’re checking out a few galleries or downtown shops. Strolling, enjoying the weather, talking to complete strangers. You stop for lunch at a favorite restaurant and, later ...

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I have a young friend who recently finished hiking a portion of the Appalachian Trail—seven days’ worth. He has plenty of tales from that experience; some are entertaining, some heartbreaking, some positive and life-affirming. Read more

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She was a product of the Great Depression, my grandmother was. For my generation and later, not having experienced the tremendous societal challenges, especially the financial woes, first-hand, we can’t really appreciate the particular hardships ... Read more

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So here we are in February…the month of physical heart health and romantic heart health. Which reminds me about one of my favorite self-care images—it’s a reminder, really—which is a physiology lesson taught to medical students during their early ... Read more

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At this time of year, I often write about intentions and resolutions, and how they differ. For instance, a resolution is usually about doing or not doing something. I will lose weight. I will stop smoking. I will save money, etc. They don’t tend ... Read more

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Ahhh, the holidays. What-ever you are working on within yourself, the holiday externals—filled as they are with family, friends, food, drink, spending, commercialism, merriment (forced?), travel woes and more—are guaranteed to provide an ... Read more

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If you are someone who loves spending intimate, quality holiday time with your family, sitting around the Thanksgiving table or Christmas tree with siblings, in-laws, aunts, uncles and assorted others, raise your drumstick high! Count your ... Read more

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