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My New Year’s Wishes

Happy New Year! There isn't much to say that has not already been said on social media or the news wires. The talk about resolutions and wishes for looking back, looking ahead, making amends, losing weight, joining a gym, or multiple suggestions for drastic change cause me to pause for a simpler wish list. So here is a short list of my new year's wishes for you! I wish that: your hugs are plentiful and strong both in giving and…

Resolutions: friend or foe?

Yes, it is that time of the year when we examine our lives, our bodies, our decisions and relationships and ask ourselves questions, many questions.  The need and pressure to make a change on January 1st each year can be daunting, overwhelming and sometimes not attainable. This morning I was reading through my morning briefing from The New York Times and came across a great article, The Only Way to Keep Your Resolutions written by DAVID DeSTENO and posted online…

2015 New Year’s Resolutions-November- Just Believe

Why is it easier to believe that you can't do something as opposed to be able to conquer it? Why do we insist, as adults, that our children cease all thoughts of "can't" yet we ourselves struggle with it? Maybe it's just time to believe. Like so many of us, especially those in our mid 50's, we tend to think it's ok, we're getting older.  We make excuses to not try something new.  It's too late to start a new job, take…

2015 New Year’s Resolutions-July- Simplify

This month we have begun to hit high gear preparing Amelia for her freshman year at RIT.  With that comes the realization that in about 35 days, she will begin her life and I will begin to look at an empty room, yes, a somewhat messy and cluttered empty room. Question to other college parents:  Did you clean up after he/she left or did you leave it?  My vote is to simplify and that is the goal and resolution for…