Monthly Blog Archives: November 2009

For when you’re feeling frazzled.


I don’t know about you, but I am in shock that the craziness of the holidays has already kicked in. It feels like it was just Halloween. Where did November go?! Every year I re-dedicate myself to having a stress-free holiday season. I try as hard as I can to keep things as simple as po...

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You never know.


If You Knew by Ellen Bass What if you knew you’d be the last to touch someone? If you were taking tickets, for example, at the theater, tearing them, giving back the ragged stubs, you might take care to touch that palm, brush your fingertips along the life line’s crease. Whe...

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Oh, Mickey, You’re so Fine …


This is the kind of news I love: Mickey is getting real. Yup, I read it in theNew York Times, in an article called, After Mickey’s Makeover, Less Mr. Nice Guy. Apparently, Mickey is tired of that Vaseline smile. He’s sick of having to pretend everything is jolly, when, in fact,...

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Bare Branches.


Sometimes I do this morning meditation/visualization in which I ride a fat-tired bicycle down a quiet lane until I come upon my future self. Her name is Poppy and she is always wearing colorful clothes and usually she shows up on a unicycle. I’ve been doing this exercise on and off fo...

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