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My husband and I are preparing for a kitchen renovation, and we are eagerly in search of materials that won’t hurt the planet or our health in order to give us a beautiful cooking and eating space.  For countertops, cabinets, […]

Elizabeth Edwards’ resilience has been tested many times, which is why her new book “Resilience: Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Life’s Adversities” is so smartly titled.  The loss of her son in 1996. The defeat in the 2000 […]

Our Holly whipped up these great swine flu prevention tips. They echo what the CDC, WHO, and President Obama have been saying: Stick to the basics like these solid, calming reminders for keeping swine–and every–flu at bay. Things like being mindful of […]

As regular FL-ers know, I’ve been sick most of the looong winter and cooold spring. About a week ago it looked like I was getting ill again and the healer I just started seeing suggested downing some of Dr. Schulze’s Supertonic. I just […]

Eleanor Roosevelt famously said, “Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” So as you start your day, ask yourself, am I giving self-defeating thoughts safe passage into my psyche?  Or, am I only giving affirming energy […]

This hilarious primer on how to behave in romantic relationships on Facebook made by a friend’s husband hit quite a few raw nerves. So many newfangled pitfalls! Like high school but in front of the whole auditorium–filled with everyone you’ve […]

Swine flu is spreading, and fears and concerns about its devastating potential is spreading even faster. Whenever I find myself living in “what if” instead of “what is,” I find it helpful to measure my fears against facts to put […]

In tough economic times those who already had it tough have it much tougher. That’s why Susan Skog wrote her book “How to Give Back” and is starting National Dine To Make a Difference Day, “a potluck with purpose” and “a […]

I have this taped to my computer monitor. Such a great reminder.   “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as […]

Nothing like a good swine flu epidemic to trigger our natural tendencies as humans to panic, worry, and fret. “Swine flu” is one of the most googled terms right now. From what I can tell, people definitely have their radar […]