Archive | December, 2012

Holiday Wishes to Love Your Life

Sheer Delights by Gil Elvgren (1948)

Merry Christmas, darling.  I know that by the time you read this, the stockings have been emptied, the latkes of Hanukkah are a memory and the breakfast casseroles have been reduced to crumbs.   As I write this, I have a turkey breast in the oven and the cornbread dressing and overnight potatoes are nestled in […]

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Love Your Life: Winter Solstice Rituals


We’re approaching the shortest day of the year, the Winter Solstice.  The sun is setting earlier and rising later. The edges of the dawn have been soft and subtle with the most beautiful filter of clouds. A new morning ritual has emerged the last few weeks:  I go into my office to begin the day’s […]

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Give Yourself a Gift: Lose Some Baggage

Gil Elvgren Holiday Pin Up

Hanukkah is nearly over, and we’re mere days from Christmas. As I stock the house with necessities like paper towels, pasta and coffee, I can’t help but notice the frenzy of shoppers filling their carts to the brim with sweaters and pajamas and video games. Now, I could digress into the subject of “stuff,” and […]

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Love Your Life: 17 Ways to Ditch a Funk

Love Your Life: 17 Ways to Ditch a Funk

It’s the holiday season. Our stockings have been hung by the chimney with care. We have decked our halls. My holiday linens and dishes have been pulled from storage to grace my table, and my porcelain nativity has been placed under one of the Christmas trees.  There is something about this time of year that […]

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