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A Grandmother’s Wisdom

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 ...

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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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Recently I was talking with friends about the Chattanooga Market, and one of the memorable days I had there. It was animal adoption day, or, Bring Your Enormous Horse of a Dog to Market Day. The spotlight was on McKamey’s Adoption Center ... Read more

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As we navigate the myriad adjustments in life, we dig, often deeply, into our “Big Bag O’ Tools” to find and use the healthy coping mechanisms we’ve learned and developed along the way. In this conscious process, we are doing our best to avoid ... Read more

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