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There is Great Value in Relaxation
by Ann Albers and the Angels – Phoenix, AZ

Imagine you are sitting by a clear mountain stream. The air is pure and clear. Take a deep breath and revel in the feeling of the air flowing into your lungs. Release gently. Feel a slight coolness in the air mingling with the warmth of the sun. Imagine your bare feet on the smooth rocks […]

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Charisma is Essential Now More Than Ever: 5 Tips for Instant Charisma
by Leesa Rowland – New York City

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Charisma is an exceptionally important trait, especially now. As we come out of the pandemic, during which we have been spending so much time alone and missing the human interaction which is so essential to our emotional and mental health, people may be feeling socially awkward about a return to social settings. With quarantine-induced social […]

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No Regrets Living by Harley Rotbart, MD

The most important Key for No Regrets Living, and its true foundation, asks you to believe in something greater than yourself. Belief allows you to accommodate both joy and disappointment. No Regrets Living is not about what you believe, but that you believe, in an unknown and unknowable reality. Belief in something that can’t be […]

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Five Steps to Flow in the Kitchen
by Dalia Wallach – New York City

Have you ever been so absorbed by what you were doing that time seems to fly or you felt no sense of time at all? Chances are you were in a flow state. It occurs when your creativity and talent come together perfectly to meet a challenge. You feel so immersed in the doing that […]

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From Live Baby Doll to Playmate to Confidant — Growing Up with My Wacky and Wonderful Sixteen-Year-Old Mom
by Stacey Aaronson – Whidbey Island, WA

Raising, and Losing, My Remarkable Teenage Mother

When I was doing research on comparable books to mine that I could list for librarians, I exhaustedly hit a wall: practically every mother-daughter memoir, on every list I found, was centered on dysfunction. Even novels in the genre seemed to have a ribbon of discontent between mothers and their female offspring running through them. […]

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“Lettuce” Grow Community Composting
by Joy Doherty – Central Islip, NY

Recycling and reusing our food scraps is a logical, economical and an efficient way to address climate change as well as local waste management challenges. Have you ever wondered what happens to all the garbage you throw out?  The average American consumer produces just under five pounds of trash each day, adding up to an […]

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“Ridicruel”
by Donna Martini – Oyster Bay, NY

“Ridicruel” is what I call an opinion that is delivered with lambasting and name-calling because it is no longer thoughtful or heartfelt commentary. It’s just bullying and abuse. And when we engage in ridicruel, our goal is obviously not to share the best of ourselves. It is not to share wisdom, inspiration, knowledge, or information. […]

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The Beautiful Struggle of Friendship Navigating the Waters in 2021
by Deborah Peretz – Smithtown, NY

In the best of times, friendships between women are strong, empowering and loving, and still at times contentious. We get through our differences and relish the beautiful relationships we have built. I have, and know many women who have, friendships spanning twenty, thirty, forty years and beyond.  Just like in a marriage, those relationships at […]

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No Regrets Living
by Harley Rotbart, MD

The most important Key for No Regrets Living, and its true foundation, asks you to believe in something greater than yourself. Belief allows you to accommodate both joy and disappointment. No Regrets Living is not about what you believe, but that you believe, in an unknown and unknowable reality. Belief in something that can’t be […]

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After COVID-19. Then what? New attitudes and tools for dealing with uncertainty, impatience and a new normal
by Cheryl Melody Baskin

The ramifications of COVID-19 continue to be challenging even to the most flexible and patient among us. For those who believe that COVID-19 has never been “a hoax,” we wake up in the morning thinking, “Is COVID-19 finally over? Almost over? Could be over? Will be over? What is the CDC saying and not saying? […]

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