As we enter the gift-giving season, why not add yourself to the gift-giving list? I’ve got 10 suggestions of gifts you can give yourself right now. 1. Trust. Trust yourself, trust your life. Most important, trust you don’t have to know all the answers to your life’s questions. 2. Let go. Release yourself from living…

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You want it to be nice, unforgettable, special, as close to perfect as possible. Surely, there can’t be that many more left for both of you to enjoy. The pressure to make it perfect can ruin any well-intentioned holiday, be it Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or Christmas. The pressure intensifies because of those thoughts in…

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It’s the holidays! What would a good, decadent, calorie-laden meal be without a case of red face, churning stomach and steam pouring from your ears? There’s no time like the holidays for a good dose of button pushing. And, your family members can push your buttons like no one else. How often do your buttons…

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A few years ago I read an article in The New York Times about empathy cards created by Emily McDowell that really focus on the reality of living with a series, chronic illness. For instance, one card reads: The Five Stages of Grief Empathy Card: Crying in Public Crying Alone While Watching TV Crying at…

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It’s been a bad week for you and your caree and, of course, it’s also the week of Thanksgiving and your turn to host. You’ve done your best to be organized, calm and grateful. But, you’re tired. And, feeling a little like toast. Your burn-out seems to be contagious because you actually burnt the turkey.…

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