Category Archives: Health

Thinking About Home Safety

One of the best things in life is home sweet home. We think of our house or apartment as the place where we’re safe and sound. One problem with this attitude is that we become lax and complacent about potential … Continue reading

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Pretending

Do you remember the characters you imagined yourself to be during childhood playtimes? Did any of those pretended characters become a part of your adulthood? Sometimes I was the cowboy and sometimes the Indian in the clichéd game of Cowboys and … Continue reading

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Happiness Happens

If only I could own a quaint home with a white picket fence and have a brand new car in the driveway, I’d be happy forever. How many of us have similar wishes? Maybe the dream is for a mansion … Continue reading

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Breaking Free

The last car payment I made was in early 2003. I had paid two payments at a time whenever I could, so my present car was fully my own almost a year before the due date of the loan. In … Continue reading

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What’s OK About You?

Yesterday my boyfriend leaned back on the sofa and began listing some of the things he likes about me. While, I’m not a humble braggart nor do I fish for compliments, it was very pleasant to hear his positive opinions … Continue reading

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Shoulda Coulda Woulda

My friend Jorge brought up Vice-President Aaron Burr’s name during our conversation about our personal shoulda coulda woulda regrets the other day. Jorge said that Burr probably had some second thoughts about his duel with former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton. … Continue reading

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The Sensational Raisin

There’s a simple exercise that was brought to light by the Zen monk Thich Nhat Hanh and the Zen teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn called the “Raisin Meditation”. It’s basically a mindfulness exercise. I like the Raisin Meditation because it’s capable of … Continue reading

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