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What do you do to protect your mental health? My main habit to protect my mental health is not to watch TV news. I find out everything important anyway, even though I haven’t watched the news in decades. I know … Continue reading
What do you need in a best friend? The biggest thing is that they don’t judge. They accept you for whatever you are. If you’re fun that day, they love you. If you’re cranky that day, they love you. A … Continue reading
What are the things you’d love? Something simple – a pain free day, perhaps. Something complicated – an end to fighting? Something inspiring – an education for all girls. How about a nice Thanksgiving with friends and family? I’d love … Continue reading
Imagine your peaceful place. It’s most likely a natural area: green, trees, water, blue sky, beautiful things like mountains or oceans around you. We need those things to feel calm and happy. Yet we build cities that lack the very … Continue reading
Up here in the northern hemisphere we are about to go through the dark time of the year. To make matters worse, it’s usually cold and overcast even when a few dribbles of sun are shining. You can see why … Continue reading
For someone who grew up with cursing in the house, I’m able to toss off a long string of curses when the mood strikes. But I’ve always worked in places where no cursing was allowed. You have to police your … Continue reading
Yogi was a catcher, a coach, the inspiration for a cartoon character, and a running language joke. The Yankee whose name everyone knew. Yabba dabba do, Yogi. Thanks for making America a great place. Please leave a comment with your … Continue reading
Yeah, I’m a pop culture junkie. So I was watching the Emmys. A couple of things made me happy. When women and men were in the same category, the women won. That was a big deal. And two women of … Continue reading
When I was in Italy, everything I looked at felt like it belonged on a postcard. Which is funny considering I live in a state that is pretty much a postcard view everywhere you look. Whether you’re looking at a … Continue reading