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Dealing with Loss during the Holidays

Here we are in the holiday season being bombarded with messages of Be Jolly! Be Joyous!  Be Happy! Get that Holiday Spirit! Yet, do you find yourself suddenly feeling sad or with a lump rising in your throat? Do you find the simplest song, phrase, or even a smell has you welling up with tears […]

FOMO

Technology has created a glut of new words and expressions. It also has “repurposed” old words; a mouse is no longer just a rodent in my basement. A crash is not a vehicular accident, a chip is not just used for scooping up onion dip and a pad is not just a monthly required feminine […]

It Could Have Been Worse

On the morning of January 26, 2015, the day Blizzard Colbie (would allegedly) hit, I reviewed my regular list of “to do” things-dog to vet, bank, grocery store. There were a few additional storm related items; cancel dental appointment, reschedule a few clients, pick up some snow melt. I “prepare” in a medium way-I don’t […]

Will those Autumn Leaves Ever Leave?

In the last few weeks, most of my spare time has been spent with a leaf blower, a rake and the endless onslaught of leaves. Lest you imagine I live on the Ponderosa or Tara, I assure you, I do not. I have a small yard and despite having had the HUGE maple tree in […]