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Shopping for Youth and Beauty Pre-Pandemic
2 months ago

Shopping for Youth and Beauty Pre-Pandemic

Miami has lovely malls and one of them, the Shops at Merrick Park, is a few blocks away from my house. I could walk there if I lived in a normal “walking” city, but the reality is that in this town, much like in Los Angeles, nobody walks…
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How to Write A Memoir – From Free Writing to Manuscript
2 months ago

How to Write A Memoir – From Free Writing to Manuscript

In this time of shelter-in-place, many of us have turned to gardening, baking, or writing to help us stay focused and grounded. I have done all of those things, but mostly I write. Writing is how I make meaning out of seemingly meaningless…
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A Life-Transforming Question: What Will I Be Brave About Today?
2 months ago

A Life-Transforming Question: What Will I Be Brave About Today?

By  •  Mindset

Nothing seemed to be going right. My Internet gave up in the middle of a Zoom meeting, my dog – a rescue mutt still learning the house rules – peed on a freshly washed towel hanging over a chair, and the work gig I was so confident…
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6 Tips for Cooking Deliciously in Small Servings
2 months ago

6 Tips for Cooking Deliciously in Small Servings

While restaurants adapt to the new safety standards, many people still choose to cook at home, leaving us faced with how to make nutritious, creative, and inviting meals for one or two people. Even if we enjoy cooking, which I do,…
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Is Covid Changing Your Relationships?
2 months ago

Is Covid Changing Your Relationships?

It’s been so long since I’ve had a hug that I put my hug-o-meter in the basement next to the Christmas ornaments. Maybe by the time the holidays roll around we’ll be able to safely hug someone again. If not, I may buy one of those…
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How My Relationships Have Changed During the Pandemic
2 months ago

How My Relationships Have Changed During the Pandemic

By  •  Family

I woke up that fateful day in March to a panicked group of parents and co-workers. I work with kids on the autism spectrum and at 4 o’clock that morning, our county schools suddenly made the decision to close for two weeks…
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Pandemic Gardening: How to Grow Vegetables in Containers
2 months ago

Pandemic Gardening: How to Grow Vegetables in Containers

Once upon a time I lived on 10 acres, and we grew all our own vegetables. Then I moved into town, where I built raised beds and grew corn, tomatoes, salad veggies, and squash. Now I am retired, and I live in a tiny house by the seaside…
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Socially Acceptable Weight Gain? Yup, It’s a Thing!
2 months ago

Socially Acceptable Weight Gain? Yup, It’s a Thing!

I stepped off the bathroom scale, looked in the mirror and thought, “Really!” That scale has been totally off the last two months, so I knew it was definitely time for me to kick it to the corner and social distance. Or maybe I should move…
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Eating Out – An Occasional Pleasure or a Pleasurable Occasion?
2 months ago

Eating Out – An Occasional Pleasure or a Pleasurable Occasion?

Until we all went into lockdown – the ‘before’ period that feels like another time altogether – I used to love to eat out. Although I am a moderately good cook (and my husband a willing sous-chef), there is so much to be said for it…
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How to Manage Pandemic Anxiety to Avoid Weight Gain and Stress
2 months ago

How to Manage Pandemic Anxiety to Avoid Weight Gain and Stress

Have you been experiencing surges of anxiety pretty much daily since the pandemic started? Or maybe you’re feeling a low level buzz of stress. Your brain may be swirling with all kinds of “what ifs” that you can’t answer…
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