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How to leave food on your plate

People who know me well are quite aware of my love of seafood. I really love eating at seafood restaurants. I guess the bottom line is that I love when someone else makes food for me. Don’t we all? My aunt and uncle from Palm Springs share this love and took me to a wonderful…

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lessons from lay off

3 Lessons I Learned from Being Laid Off

My three year anniversary after being laid off from a long-term job is this month. It’s hard to believe that so much time has gone by. I held five positions in the field of health promotion, addiction and mental health for 25 years. I had the last job for 19 of those 25 years. This…

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What are you too old to do? What does age mean to you?

What are you too old to do?

What do you think you shouldn’t do, wear or be now that you’re older? I bet you want to think that you’re never too old to do whatever you want, no matter your age. But I’m curious if that’s really honest. There’s a lot of talk in the news right now about an outfit Madonna…

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life transitions for college and midlife

How to navigate college and midlife transitions better

Life transitions can be hard. I find myself frequently surrounded by handsome young men at the brink of making some pretty stressful college and university choices. Unfortunately, it’s not because of my charming personality. It’s simply because of the age and stage of my high school and college-aged sons and all of their friends. We…

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Big dogs and little owners: How I avoided a midlife crisis

Dogs were always part of my life. Big dogs, little dogs, slobbery dogs, messy dogs. The works. My family bred St. Bernards when I was a young child. We did the dog show thing too and I showed in the puppy class. My dad even became a dog show judge. Having five St. Bernards in…

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envy good thing

When being green with envy is a good thing

  Have you ever had that not-so-wonderful shade of “green envy” wash over your body? You know what I mean. It was a time that you noticed you actually felt green with envy, or inadequate or envious because you wanted what someone else had. Now that you’re older, you may have even thought that you…

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12 signs you need a change

12 Signs You Need a Change

Something isn’t quite right with you. You’ve been feeling it for awhile now, but it was hard to put your finger on. Maybe you’ve been at the same job for a really long time and need a change; perhaps you’ve had a milestone birthday. Maybe you or someone close to you had a serious illness.…

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The surprising truth about being too busy

Feel too busy? Being too busy. How often does this come out of your mouth? I noticed a few things about this thing we call “busy” when I was in my backyard recently. I was keenly aware of a particularly loud airplane. I wondered if there’s always been airplane noise like that or not. Has…

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think about what you want

How often do you think about what you want?

Did you ever wonder how you spend your “thinking time” on any given day? The first time I was asked to track time and do a time audit was at my first professional job as a tobacco use health educator in a health department. We needed to think about and tally up the time spent…

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No regrets

Will you choose not to have regrets?

Regrets, I’ve had a few But then again, too few to mention I did what I had to do and saw it through without exemption I planned each charted course, each careful step along the byway And more, much more than this, I did it my way You recognize the lyrics, right? Frank Sinatra did…

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