Being of Service

I believe in being of service to others. It's the right thing to do and I was taught that at an early age. I grew up watching my mother volunteer at my school, doing everything from baking cakes for the school carnival, to serving on the PTA, to being a room mother....

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Be Kind

As I walked through Penn Station yesterday, I was reminded of the scene I witnessed a couple of years ago, where a police officer was high-fiving a little girl whose mother looked distracted. It was such a kind moment. Later I saw the same officer and showed her the...

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3 Words to Help You Find Serenity

I am a person who prides herself on being able to manage a lot at one time. I am capable of doing a variety of things and organized enough to have been able to manage a full-time job, a household of 3 kids, a husband, a dog and assorted other small animals, volunteer...

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How I Learned to Grieve

Here’s what I was taught about grief while growing up: Nothing. Here’s what I picked up about it: It’s ok to feel sad…for a little while – but then move on It’s scary My first remembered encounter with death was when I was 8. I remember answering the phone in the...

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When Does Passion Become Workaholism?

When does Passion become Workaholism? There is nothing like the rush you get when you are aligned with your passion and following your heart’s desire. You feel truly alive and time loses its grip on you. You can work through meals and are stunned to notice the sun is...

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Satisfied

I go searching in my cupboards, two, three, ten times a day. I’m hungry – but for what? I try some chips: that’s not it. How about some chocolate? That usually helps. And it does…for a minute. And then I’m up again – now in the pantry, searching amongst the boxes of...

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