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Denial

It has been a tough week. Denial and his sidekicks, Minimalization and Rationalization were running around my office getting in everyone’s head. Those scoundrels wreak havoc wherever they go. Denial whispers prettily, “Why go for that mammogram? You feel fine and it hurts sooo much!”. Minimalization coos gently, “It is not abuse if he only […]

Beating March Doldrums

We, in the northeast, have reached that time of the year when we are ready to throw open the windows, shed our winter coats, pull out t-shirts and shorts and head for the garden or beach. Unfortunately, March weather is not cooperating. We get teased with a sunny day in the 60’s and are exhilarated; […]

The Hardest Thing

In early November, I came across a quote that resonated with me; I kept it, I was not sure why. Would I use it in my work, write about it or did it have a message for me personally? You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look […]

First Love

A few weeks ago, I received a phone call telling me that my first boyfriend had passed away. While we had not seen each other in many years, I felt overwhelmed with emotion. “How could this be?” I thought, as I worked my way through a box of tissues trying to figure out why I […]