Need Relief? Observe The Balance All Around You

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My day started off on a sour note. I didn’t sleep as soundly as usual; my dreams were stressful; and my first thoughts upon waking were focused on the greater problems of the world: global warming, gun violence, and the heartbreaking resolution for the Jacob Wetterling family. I could immediately tell I’d been watching TV the previous day. I haven’t …

Over The Hill At 50? Not In My World.

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This past month I celebrated my 50th birthday. “You’re 50…?? You?! Nooo. I thought maybe 37 at the most,” a younger Facebook friend posted. “You’re only 50? Ahh, so young,” came a post by an older relative. It’s funny how our perceptions of age depend on where we are on the timeline of life. Turning 40 ten years ago wasn’t …

Favorite Things

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Last evening during the 2015 Oscars celebration, Lady Gaga sang a 50th anniversary tribute to the movie The Sound of Music, a 1965 American musical film starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. Thinking back to the first time I saw the stage version of that musical (which I’d actually auditioned for and didn’t get… *sigh), I remember one song that …