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Reconciliation and Your Well-Being

Family and Forgiveness Growing up my family was very close.  In typical Italian style, every Sunday was spent at my grandparent’s home in Chicago where random aunts, uncles and cousins (most of which lived on the same block) gathered for … Continue reading

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Nothing Left Unsaid

My mom recently visited New York and was showing me the pictures of the Ground Zero Memorial. One of my most unsettling thoughts regarding 9/11 was about what was left unsaid. My mind goes to a couple who possibly had … Continue reading

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A Fundamental Rule of Caregiving (that No one can seem to Follow)

An essential imperative of caregiving is: Take care of yourself.  However; the majority of family caregivers are so busy taking care of others that they neglect to care for themselves.  The sad irony is that if caregivers made it a … Continue reading

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Caution: Idiots May be Offended by this Post

If I were an Idiot, I could… Be offered a contract with a major publisher to write a “how to have 6-pack abs and zero brains” book that my “people” would pay some PR agency large sums of money to promote … Continue reading

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I’m Fine!

Whenever someone asks me how I’m doing, I usually have the same response, “fabulous”.  I started using this response several years ago, because I recognize it not only adjusted my mind-set but the responses I received from the person asking … Continue reading

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Doing the Right Thing

Recently I’ve had some challenges with the negative behaviors and attitudes of a handful of other people. I usually like to refer to these challenges as “opportunities for making better choices”. This little twist of the phrase makes me feel … Continue reading

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Living a Big Life

We’ve all heard the expression “Go big or Go Home” at one point or another.  For some reason this past week this has become my mantra, so to speak.  You see I tend to have spurts of time where I live … Continue reading

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