This One Day

What if you died tomorrow? A shocking question possibly, but very important nonetheless. For the young and healthy it may even seem irrelevant, very likely abhorrent.  But really, what if you died tomorrow?  What would die with you? What words? What blessings? What gratitudes you never got round to sharing with the ones you treasure…

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The Call of the Croissant

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.  ~ Rumi ~ Does food count? It’s one of the things I really love. On occasion it does, however lead me astray. The twice-baked chocolate almond croissants from Bakery Nouveau left me way off course. …

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Confessions of a House Sitter

  To procure a new tenant with some certainty, my landlord asked that I vacate my luxury pad at the end of July. I complied. Homeless, I considered a stint as house sitter. An opportunity to gauge my readiness for change in the months ahead. Contemplating life without my familiar kitchen gadgets, cookbooks, choice condiments…

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Tying the Knot

Wedding anniversary – time to celebrate tying of the proverbial knot, except ours came loose late in the last century. Wrong man at the right time? Possibly. Good rope? Probably. Knot-tying challenged? Definitely. (from www.captainconcierge.com) No wonder so many have a hard time keeping the knot tied! Too much weather damage, dizzying twists and turns, rodents knawing on aging threads. Groucho Marx…

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Reframe Your Life, Repair Your Mood

In his book ‘Why Good Things Happen to Good People’ author Stephen Post claims that Giving is the all-important ingredient for good health. No doubt. Practicing gratitude tops the list. Short of the Oprah version of listing 10 things as we fall into bed each night, (easy on good days and easily forgotten on all…

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