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Shhhhh! Argue At A Whisper!

        My husband and I usually work through a disagreement before going to sleep, but after a stressful day of travel recently, we were too tired, and the excitement of having a family weekend at Lake Tahoe … Continue reading

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Extroverts and Introverts

Do you get your batteries charged by being at a party, or by being on your own? When you go home alone do you reach for the phone or sigh and settle into a good book or movie? These are … Continue reading

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On Kindness

Of all the qualities that augment good in the world, I believe kindness is number one. Kindness is a doorway to the heart. It is something we learn (or not) from childhood. If we have not been treated kindly, we … Continue reading

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Untangling The Family Web

When a friend took me to see “The Wild Center” in Tupper Lake, New York, last weekend, a giant spider web captured my imagination. It reminded me of something I learned while writing my book; that while the family we … Continue reading

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Persistence

            When was the last time you pushed yourself to do something hard? Do you remember how you wanted to stop, or take a break? But you kept going because it meant something to you … Continue reading

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Loving the Space

I learned something this week about how to see things in a different light.

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“Take Out a Box of Crayons and Keep an Open Mind”

            I was having dinner with a friend in San Francisco on our return from New Zealand, and she told me a wonderful story. Her son teaches kindergarten, and on Martin Luther King day he … Continue reading

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The Geography Of Soul

            Perhaps my years as Geography major at Middlebury College have not been wasted after all. I think I was just looking at the wrong maps. In the external world I am exactly 180­­° off, … Continue reading

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Reflection

Winter, for those of us living in the North Country with below zero temperatures, is an invitation to cozy up by the fire, have a cup of tea with a friend, and sink into reverie. I cherish this season as … Continue reading

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Curious

            The mind is a curious thing. It can be both literal and figurative. The other night I saw the Broadway hit, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, with Alex Sharp starring … Continue reading

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