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You Won’t Catch COVID from Saying Hello

A simple smile and hello when walking past someone always feels good…even in the era of coronavirus. Not only that, it may even help protect you from it.

Aging for Beginners

10 (Mostly Free) Splurges That You Deserve After 50

The top 10 (mostly free!) indulgences that you should splurge on—because you deserve them!

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My Favorite Kitchen Time-Savers

I challenge those who say they have no time or money to cook healthy food. My favorite kitchen time savers.

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Celebrating the Goodness in Humanity

Let’s celebrate the many examples of generosity and sacrifice that are blind to racial, religious and gender issues, and work each day to build our society.

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Finding Calm in the Chaos

he news has been particularly distressing.

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Taking Good Care on My 60th Birthday

Some people might have gone to a neurologist. I went on a hike and fixed my tingling hands and feet. Thoughts on entering my seventh decade

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Stop Hoping…Start Changing

If we want change, protesting is not enough…and hoping is not enough..  It is on each of us to be the change that we want …in our lives every day.  What can you do to make th...

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How to Help A Loved One Who is Stuck

4 Loving Ways to Help people achieve their goals

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Words of Inspiration at an Impossible Time

Words of inspiration for these very challenging times from wise sages of the ages.

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Why Can’t We Just Be People?

If what we want is unity, then why the extreme focus on labeling and segmenting groups? Why can’t we just be people?

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We Are the Champions

With good words…good deeds…good thoughts…and powerful actions, we can beat the challenges we face as we start to recover from the COVID-19 quarantine.

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Learning to Ask for Help is the Key to Every Door

Five reasons people are afraid to ask for help…and how to get over them.

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We Are People Who Need People

There’s no substitute for face-to-face human interaction…no matter how fast your Wi-Fi or how good your screen resolution. People need to connect.

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Make the Most of Your Time At Home

What a rare gift to have weeks without social obligations and other time pressures. What will you do with that time?

Aging for Beginners

The Happy Prisoner: The Ultimate Secret of Enjoying Sequestration

Learning to be alone with yourself is important for life. The quarantine has challenged many to find peace…and happiness…in their alone time