This Is Your Best Time . . .

When asked the best time to plant a tree, the old sage replied, “Twenty years ago, and today”. So many things in life apply to this. The best time to: Write a book Learn a new language Ask forgiveness Start saving Find that career you love Or Plant a tree Whatever it is that you’ve postponed. Whatever you might have done, wished you’d done, should have done earlier in life, …
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Saturday Night Fever

It was a dreary Saturday night, my husband didn’t feel well and had gone to bed early. Tuning into that 70’s classic with a young, slim John Travolta as Tony and the iconic BeeGees’ soundtrack seemed the perfect antidote to winter blues. From the first scene with Tony striding down the Brooklyn street with open neck shirt and tight polyester pants to flashing disco lights in the neighborhood dance club, …
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What We Inherit We Can’t Steal

Back in the 80’s when my father was 69, he wrote a book that sold over a million copies and continues to sell today.  He went on to write equally popular subsequent titles.  His book, The Yeast Connection, was the first popular book to talk about the chronic symptoms people could develop from candida, caused by taking broad spectrum antibiotics, diets high in refined carbohydrates and birth control pills. The …
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It’s Your Choice

J.D. Vance, unlikely graduate of Yale Law School, has written a best-seller, Hillbilly Elegy.  It’s unlikely that J.D. would have graduated from the likes of Yale Law School because he grew up in a multi-generational hillbilly culture plagued by instability, domestic violence, drugs and hopelessness.  The point of his book is the chasm that separates people of privilege and those who grew up as he did.  He speaks of the …
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Four Questions to Make 2017 Rock!

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At year-end merchants count up their inventory, the stock of their goods.  Taking stock helps them determine where they stand – what they want to order more of and what they want to discontinue. For me, taking stock means looking back at all the great, good, interesting, people, projects, events and moments that came my way.  And of course the opposite – the challenges, frustrations, failures and so on. It …
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