Choose To Be Happy & Healthy

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No medication, no surgery, no voodoo, no excuses! A regular guy, an everyday awesome person; just like you and me made a CHOICE to be healthy and happy – period. Sound too simple? Not for Tom Hoppensteadt.  He just said, ENOUGH!  Enough excuses; enough to his self-destructive ways. Tom’s useless old stories only got older […]

7 Ways to Boost Your Attitude of Gratitude

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“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” — John F. Kennedy ‘Tis the season to be grateful. After all, the dictionary defines the word Thanksgiving as “the expression of gratitude.” Gratitude refers to feeling thankfulness and appreciation for people, […]

Fun, Frolic And Freak Outs!

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And so it begins. Six weeks of fun, frolic, food, family and friends gathering, and freak outs! Plentiful and bountiful, drama during the holiday season is a sure thing with a very unique flavor. Starting with Thanksgiving, which by the way is my favorite holiday celebration. It just so happens that this year Hanukah is […]

“What Is A Grandma?”

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My sweet daughter Samantha eulogized her beloved “Grammy” yesterday with grace and love; as only a grand-daughter could do.  Always love, Allison “What Is A Grandma?” A grandma is warm hugs and sweet memories. 
She remembers all of your accomplishments and forgets all of your mistakes. She is someone you can tell your secrets and […]

10 Quotes To Give Your Life Meaning, Clarity & A Dose Of Magic

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During childhood, my mom took me to the library or bookstore every single week. As I read, I always saw symbolism and deeper meaning in the text, even in childish fairytales. I always pretended words were actually magic fairy dust being sprinkled to add love, laughter, wisdom, fun or purpose to my life. Even as […]

6 Ways to Let Go and Achieve Happiness

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We are all on a quest for happiness, but often times we have no direction on how to get there. But instead of trying to obtain something you don’t have, have you ever tried letting go? Here are 6 tips, on letting go, that will assist you on your quest for happiness. I personally have […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Independence Is Awesome Yet Scary

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Some of you may have read that I was moving in my previous article. I’ve been living in an apartment with a room-mate for a little over a month now. Let me tell you: independence is awesome, but it brings on a whole new set of challenges.  These challenges include new bills, more responsibility and […]

Having Fun

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It often seems like once we reach adulthood, there are fewer and fewer opportunities to have fun. Maybe it’s the serious nature of living in the world that takes that away. Maybe it’s our own ideas of what adults should act like or maybe it’s because we become disconnected from that childlike part of ourselves […]

11 Days Of Love – Life Is Glorious!

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Good Sunday morning lovers of love, seekers of happiness. Every now and then we need a hearty dose of inspiration. Known to some and felt by others, as a kick in the buttasana! Sundays are perfectly suited for encouragement; which often energizes and inspires us for the week ahead.  The following quote by Pema Chodron […]

Your Best Year EVER

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Every New Year resolutions are made — most of which are short lived — new declarations announced, and goals set. This year I decided to go big. I am committed to making 2013 the best year of my life, because… well, why not? I am 39, turning 40 in November, and I can’t come up […]