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For Halloween 2009, I will splurge on the Halloween candy treats that made me happy when I was little. Healthy eating will have to wait until November 1.

I live in a small apartment in a Brooklyn brownstone built in 1931. The walls and floors/ceilings are thin. Papery, in fact. I try not to vacuum at odd hours and to glide after 10. Yet I’m pretty sure I […]

“Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening,” said Gandhi.  Do you begin your day with a prayer?  Is it a quote or scripture, or just whatever is in your heart?  Please share your favorites. […]

Are you having a “hang in there” kind of day?  Maybe you need a good cry…like a face-leaking, muscle-convulsing, breath-gasping kind of cry.  If you need one–or recently had one–I wholeheartedly commend this clip from Dane Cook’s “Vicious Circle” comedy […]

This little retro kitteh poster has been flashing in my brain a lot lately as a kind of ironic yet sincere form of comfort. Thought you might enjoy the image and the message, however screechingly cheezy. And here are some […]

“May the sun bring you new energy by day, may the moon softly restore you by night, may the rain wash away your worries, may the breeze blow new strength into your being.” — Apache Blessing Need more morning inspiration?  […]

The Boston Globe reported this week that the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston is suggesting some significant changes to the Mass service to try to stem the spread of swine flu.  Click here for the whole article, but here are […]

Many of you shared your delectable oatmeal mix-in combinations in my 6 Health Reasons to Eat Oatmeal post.  I thought I’d share the love by posting some of your yummiest ways to warm up a cold morning.  Enjoy! “I add […]

Hi folks. So I’m about ready to rip my hair out for various reasons this rainy gray Tuesday, but, yay, made a fun quiz today! Quiz: Who Said It? Oprah Winfrey or the Dalai Lama? Uncanny how they actually sound […]

This weekend, Rob and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary with a quasi-spontaneous trip to Vermont to catch the end of leaf-peeping season.  It was an utterly beautiful weekend, the kind where you order homemade yellow cake with chocolate frosting […]