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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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Fighting Imaginary Foes

Today, in my allotted few minutes of brainlessness when I play online scrabble against the “robots” I realized that when I won the game I found myself smugly amused as if I had defeated some a real opponent.  In reality, … 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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Fall is Here…Let the Chaos Begin!

Summer is usually a slower time for most of us.  Though it may seem like there is a lot going on, it is mostly fun focused activities.  The weather is nice and the days are long. The summer is a … Continue reading

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Permission to Fail

A few years ago I was part of an expert panel discussion on “How to care for yourself while caregiving” through WEGO Health and one of the other panelist, Ben Murphy (@athletdad) shared a great point.  He said that one … Continue reading

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Random Stop Syndrome

While at a conference in Las Vegas, I experience a phenomenon I refer to as “Random Stop Syndrome”.  While walking through the casinos people would come to a sudden and complete stop for no apparent reason setting off a chain … Continue reading

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Encouragement by Mail

I was listening to a sermon message about encouragement and what an amazing gift it is to encourage those around us.  My mother is my best example of this principle.  As a child she would put little notes of encouragement … Continue reading

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Family Vs. Stuff

Recently an acquaintance of mine, Joe, shared that he was “stuck” in his grief. Upon asking some probing questions I found out that shortly before her death his mother gave some jewelry, which Joe referred to as “family heirlooms”, to … Continue reading

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Expanding the Positive

In my blog https://theworkingcaregiver.org/2012/03/31/what-you-focus-on-expands I shared the story of my friend Holly and her positive attitude in the face of terminal illness.  Today I want to share some tips to facilitate focusing on the positive. Tips for expanding the positive … Continue reading

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I Wish I Were an Idiot

If I were an Idiot, I could… Get my name and picture in countless magazines and newspapers for my reckless bad-mannered antics. Be offered a contract with a major publisher to write a “how to get paid for being stupid” … Continue reading

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Reconcilliation and Your Well-Being

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 an amazing feast. … Continue reading

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Observations from the Waiting Area

Several months ago I had the opportunity to wait for half an hour in the entrance of a well-known restaurant for my friend Jan, who was stuck in traffic. I refer to the time as an opportunity because, as I … Continue reading

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The need for spontaneity

Most of us have no problem acting on impulse when we’re in our teens. And I suppose somehow, we think that being spontaneous is linked to immaturity. I guess it can be. But what happens as we grow older? Perhaps … Continue reading

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The secret to being still

From the time we come out of the womb almost, we’re taught to work really hard to get ahead. To strive for the goal line – at whatever cost. “There is gold in them there hills.” And we work at … Continue reading

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Turn off the alarm and get your rear in gear!

From the time I was in junior high school I have always been one to wake up to the sound of my alarm clock, turn it off, and get my tail out of bed and begin my day. Not that … Continue reading

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How OCD are you?

While riding the train back from the city yesterday, I started sinking into OCD mode thinking, “how many of these people have sat in these seats have had some kind of cooties? By the way, that kind of thinking will … Continue reading

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