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  Today, my friend Kristin Pedemonti, who is known as a storyteller,  writer and  up-lifter  of spirits, and who, like me, creates FREE Hugs events, dyes her hair vibrant colors (hers is pink and mine is purple) was showing off […]

“It’s not so much that we’re afraid of change or so in love with the old ways of doing things, but it’s that place in between that we fear. It’s like being between trapezes. There’s nothing to hold on to.” […]

Many years ago when I was married, my husband would describe me as “an emotional contortionist who would bend over backward to please people.” Not sure how he came up with that, but, to this day, I still think of […]

A come clean here. This morning, as I was preparing for a radio interview on which I was on the guest side of the microphone, I was slammed with overwhelming fears, feels and tears. The title of the segment on […]

  I said Kaddish for my father last night as today honors the 8th anniversary of his passing. Hard to imagine that he has been off the planet that long. I remember the day like it was yesterday. I was […]

One value that I hold dear in any relationship, whether it is family, friendship, romantic or business, is in this question, ‘what can I be counted on to do?’ Too often, relationships are lopsided and disjointed, in part because we […]

This morning as I was speaking with my sister on the phone, she shared a startling bit of wisdom that she hadn’t realized at the time was so brilliant. A heart attack survivor twice over, she has had several cardiac […]

Today is considered a holy day in the Christian faith. Occurring the Thursday prior to Easter, it commemorates the New Testament telling of the day that Jesus washed the feet of the disciples. According to Wikipedia: Maundy (from Latin mandatum […]

Today is World Water Day, as proclaimed by the United Nations. According to their website, “World Water Day is an international observance and an opportunity to learn more about water related issues, be inspired to tell others and take action to […]

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions”.-His Holiness the Dalai Lama Today is International Happiness Day, which is set aside with the intention of making the planet a happier place to live, on which kindness […]