The good news is we are still married! I say this as a response to the two people I overheard at our wedding. The one remarked, “It’ll never last; they are too young,” the other responded, “I give it five …

The Secret to a Long and Happy Marriage? Here’s My Top Tip! Read More »

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On this day, March 12, last year—the infamous 2020—I left my house to attend an 8am networking meeting.  Little did I know.  Talk of “the virus” was swirling in the air—we live just outside New York City; we couldn’t have not known. …

A Year Has Passed. Looking Back at Covid—the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Read More »

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My mother used to say, never burn your bridges. As a young child, I had visions of people running around setting fire to storybook wooden bridges spanning bubbling brooks. I was older when I realized she meant don’t destroy relationships over …

Building Relationships? Grab a Plank and Start Building Those Bridges! Read More »

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Here in the north-east USA, it is starting to feel like the end could be in sight. Covid numbers are dropping, vaccination rates are increasing, and, as I write this, there is even a hint of Spring in the air.  …

Are You Living Your Life on Purpose? Read More »

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Full confession, I’ve failed at meditation. I know it can be life-changing, but I can’t seem to get it right. (Is there even a “thing” to get right?)  For most of my life, I thought that successful people were always …

Just Be Still! Read More »

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We moved to the US in the month of November. It was cold, there were few leaves on the trees, but the days were bright and clear. Around about January, thin metal sticks (about as thick as a man finger) …

Stay in Your Lane, AKA Mind Your Own Business. Read More »

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There is a saying that many mothers know: You are only as happy as your least happy child. This saying drew me in and held me captive long after my children were high school students with driving licenses and part-time jobs.  …

You Are Not Responsible for Other People’s Happiness. Read More »

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Monday to Saturday, around lunchtime, I step outside my front door and empty my mailbox. And, each day, I feel my blood pressure rise. Nothing but junk mail, advertising brochures, flyers, and unsolicited credit card offers! Some of it goes …

There Ought To Be a Law Against… Read More »

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Last week, I spoke to two people who felt overwhelmed—crushed—by circumstances outside of their control. The first was an old friend who moved to the US several years before we did. She was struggling with the weight of all-things-political. Events …

Stop Giving Away Your Power! Read More »

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I am a slave to time. Many people have calendars and clocks in certain rooms of their house. But I have them everywhere. Yes, I have both a clock and a calendar (printed out and stuck inside the linen cupboard …

No Longer a Slave to Time! Read More »

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