31 Steps to an absolutely guilt-free day

Awakening refreshed after eight hours of uninterrupted sleep, you luxuriated in the memory of yesterday, a day devoid of guilt. What steps did you take to earn such a rare treasure? Applied sunscreen before turning on overhead light. Attached FitBit and logged 30 minutes of low impact aerobics. Practiced 15 minutes of Loving-Kindness meditation. Celebrated […]

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Are you afraid to dream small?

Bucket lists are fashionable, with people grasping to fulfill lifelong dreams. I don’t know about you, but  some of these lists that look like a ‘to do’ list for overachievers intimidate me.  And comparing my aspirations with these dynamos makes me feel pathetic. Not one to tarry in shame and humiliation, I have risen from […]

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Deep cleaning: Is that even a thing?

Our son, James, has shown some disturbing qualities, and I blame my husband, Patrick, who has been his stepfather since 1991. Let me explain. The other day we were talking with James, and he mentioned that he and his wife were hiring someone to do some ‘deep cleaning’ for them. My reaction was, “Deep cleaning? […]

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