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When Friends Hurt

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What happens when a good friend hurts you?   How do you feel?  I had to deal with a situation recently where a friend was harsh (from my perspective) and frustrated with me while we worked on a project together.   I was so taken back and hurt by her comments.   She is a dear friend, and Read More…

Life Lessons: The Benefits of Kindness

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Can you remember the last time you were kind to another person?   What did you say or do to show your kindness?  Did you celebrate a special occasion with them, listen to them, help them with a project or give them a compliment? Kindness is a great attribute to own and some people naturally express Read More…

People, Places and Things That Bother Me

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Do you ever get frustrated, annoyed or angry with another person?   Silly question…isn’t it.  We all react to people, places or things in our lives that don’t seem to work for us.  Some things that bother me: The bus ride that made me late for a client’s meeting,  having to wait on line,  healthy food Read More…

Is Peace Possible?

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I was trying to write a post on another topic while listening to a new CD I purchased by Zade.    An impossible task…I must write about what I’m experiencing right now. I happened upon this wonderful artist by chance on a Public TV station that was showing: “One Night in Jordan…A Concert for Peace.”  Was Read More…

Life Lessons of a Funeral

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This past week I’ve spent a lot of time with family.  My brother’s wife died at 66.  Family came from Maryland and Colorado, as well as within New York. As the family gathered and shared sweet memories of her life, I realized that I’ve neglected to envision how I wanted to be remembered when I Read More…

Playing The Victim

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Don’t we all just love to let others know how we’ve been mistreated.   Listen to the conversations around you, as well as your participation, and you will hear many victim stories. I noticed something about myself last night.  I was out to dinner and a friend was sharing how she was the victim in a Read More…

Closing One Year, Opening Another

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It’s hard to believe another year is closing.  Don’t you find that time seems to be moving by more quickly. I do love to look back and see how the year evolved.   Did I do what I wanted, what did I miss and what surprises surface that I didn’t anticipate? This is the time I go Read More…

The Compulsive Talker

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I hold the phone far away from my ear, somehow thinking if I do this the other person will know what I’m doing and stop talking.   They don’t!  Words are flung at me at a rapid pace, drilling down into tiny details, with the compulsive talker unaware of my frustration at the other end.   They Read More…

What Have I Learned From The Holidays

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It’s been a busy holiday season for me.    On Tuesday night, I hosted the Hanukkah Hush Hush (our version of Secret Santa) for the family.   In the past, we did this gathering at the end of January or beginning of February, but this year four members of the family are further away and are now Read More…

Cleaning Out My ‘Guilt’ Closet

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I don’t usually embark on the official spring-cleaning effort, but there are times when I have an urge to clean.  Lately I’ve been thinking about the clutter in my home, how it is blocking my energy and wellbeing.  I believe that things have energy to them and if I’m not interacting in a positive manner Read More…