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Learn to De-stress Over Covid-19 by Making Personal Choices That Work for You
1 day ago

Learn to De-stress Over Covid-19 by Making Personal Choices That Work for You

A dear friend called me yesterday, distressed: “What am I supposed to do? Some people are wandering around town without masks, eating at outdoor patios with less than three feet between them. Isn’t that horribly dangerous?
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Coming Out from Under the Covers: A Widow’s Tale
1 day ago

Coming Out from Under the Covers: A Widow’s Tale

Sometimes it’s hard to venture out when you’ve been isolated from the world for whatever reason. Have fears of Covid contamination made you feel like a kid coming out from under the covers yet? My husband could fix anything…
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What Does the Loss of a Parent Leave Behind?
3 days ago

What Does the Loss of a Parent Leave Behind?

By  •  Mindset

I lost my mother recently. It wasn’t to Covid-19, thank goodness, but it was very sudden. Because of the virus, I was not able to make a planned trip to spend Easter with her this year. Indeed, and like so many other families who have lost…
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Mercury Retrograde? What’s the Fuss All About?
4 days ago

Mercury Retrograde? What’s the Fuss All About?

Yesterday, I was on the phone with my sister, who lives and is quarantined in Buenos Aires. She was complaining that so many different things around the house needed fixing. As she was telling me about her broken electric oven…
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Can We Appreciate the Value of Human Life at Any Age?
4 days ago

Can We Appreciate the Value of Human Life at Any Age?

By  •  Mindset

There has been so much conversation, all around the world, about the value of life once a person reaches 65. Ultimately, this begs the question: what is lacking within us that we can so casually discuss the disposability of our elders?
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Silver Learnings or How Covid-19 Turned Out to Be the Best Thing That Happened to Me
5 days ago

Silver Learnings or How Covid-19 Turned Out to Be the Best Thing That Happened to Me

By  •  Mindset

Report card day. Remember? Handwritten teacher notes, academic grades, effort grades, and even “deportment” grades. Sitting at the kitchen table, our nightly tradition, Mom made one of our favorite casseroles…
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Mother Nature Here We Come – Seniors Who Simply Want to Live
6 days ago

Mother Nature Here We Come – Seniors Who Simply Want to Live

Do you remember birds singing loudly and persistently at the beginning of the pandemic when traffic disappeared from the streets and skies? At the time, I wondered if I were hearing birdsong that would normally have been…
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Covid-19 Phase Two: What Do We Do Now?
1 week ago

Covid-19 Phase Two: What Do We Do Now?

A couple of days ago I was at the computer when I heard a knock at the window. I looked out and saw it was my daughter, her partner, and my three month old grandson, Anteo, at the door surprising us. The three had driven up…
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Do You Remember the Old-Fashioned Visit?
1 week ago

Do You Remember the Old-Fashioned Visit?

I don’t know about you, but I found that among my friends, the default position for getting together was always going out to a restaurant for lunch or dinner and sometimes even for breakfast. When two of us women finally hit upon a mutually…
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Travel Restrictions Will Lift – Where Are You Going First?
1 week ago

Travel Restrictions Will Lift – Where Are You Going First?

By  •  Travel

If you love to travel, it’s quite likely that you have had plans affected by the pandemic. If you’d been dreaming of a particular trip, you’re probably kicking yourself for waiting. Yet as restrictions start to relax, it’s hard to balance the desire to travel…
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