In times of need, the support of family and friends can be truly uplifting
If I mentioned that I watched six hours of episodes in a Netflix series on a recent Tuesday night when I had a work meeting at 8 the next morning, would that seem to you like a lot of time spent binge-watching TV?
Approaching the one-year anniversary of the beginning of the end of the world as we knew it, COVID-19 has eliminated much of our daily routines. Because of that, I am facing stimulation starvation.
It feels as if everything has changed about the upcoming holidays. Except what is required of me. For my family, this year we will no longer be extended, but reduced. Out of caution and COVID protocols, my brothers and sisters, spouses, children, grandchildren, cousins and more will not be s…
Seven strategies to help remedy COVID-related mental fatigue
When it comes to paying the tab for a group outing, what's a few bucks here or there?
Since we all goof up now and then, why is acknowledging our mistakes so difficult?
Dealing with the cold is a challenge of mind over matter, simply don't dwell on it
When it comes to TV and movies, a plea for more uplifting content
In our ever more contentious society, a small step toward greater civility
The ultimate accessory for self expression, and for me, paying tribute to my dad
Those occasions when just being there can be a truly meaningful gesture
Overstepping the line between a personal favor and a professional request
Spring is the season for fresh starts and trying and doing new things
Why snap decisions can sometimes win out over due consideration
Seven memorable lessons to live by that are still applicable today
A personal promise to simplify life in order to move on to a brighter future
The annual challenge of finding just the right items for everyone on your list
Some bonds are easy to snip — given the right discount coupon
Words on paper promise worlds of possibility the digital era just can't match
Hope and optimism are good traits, except when hiring contractors for your home
One project will inevitably lead to another, then another, and it's never enough
The most valuable type of IQ may actually be social-emotional, not intellectual
I appreciate the value of a quick break — but I won't take mine lying down
A curious urge to step back in time — and dress the part
Cooking on the fly has its risks, but can also result in surprisingly tasty culinary creations
The fine art of noticing the little things in life that can make a big difference
The great outdoors may just be nature's way of promoting spa visits and luxury hotel stays
How is it that our minds often inexplicably go blank, even when meeting longtime friends?
Having dinners delivered isn't worth it if you still have to do the cooking and the clean-up
In an era of instant accessibility, maintaining a work/life balance is increasingly challenging
There can be a fine line between living a full life and being so busy you can't enjoy it
Joining groups, clubs and associations can provide an outlet to connect with kindred spirits
With perspective, what used to be wasting time is suddenly life enhancing.
New variations on classic in-car games offer fun and humorous ways to help pass the time
In an era of seemingly unprecedented pent-up anger, we need a return to common civility.
Taking an extra moment to simply breathe can have a calming and restorative effect
While traveling can open up new horizons, it can also carry you back in time
Between dietary restrictions and health-related food concerns, meal gatherings can be a challenge
Once a stigma worthy of childhood derision, wearing glasses is now downright trendy
With the campaign season gearing up, our ability to handle differences of opinion is often put to a test
Try as we might to insulate ourselves and our families, violence can happen anywhere
Developing an early appreciation for art yields benefits that last a lifetime
Whether an accident, a serious illness or the death of a friend, bad tidings are inevitable
While the jewelry inherited from mom is special, it's her lasting influence that is most valued
While exotic travel can sound great, it's not where you go, but your attitude that is key
There's something comforting about a fresh-smelling house
A willingness to experiment can lead to greater satisfaction in life, as well as in the kitchen
The key is our ability to embrace and adapt to new circumstances, whether by choice or necessity
Even for people who like to cook, there are times when it's nice to have a truly ready-to-eat meal