New Year, New You

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New year, new you. It’s a phrase we hear far too many times every January, as millions of people are bombarded with ads targeting drastic transformation of their lives.

Personal growth experts advise against setting major new year’s resolutions, and instead focusing on simpler and more specific ones that you’ll be more likely to achieve. Because while the pandemic means we might all be spending more time at home, that doesn’t mean we necessarily have more capacity to take on new challenges. In fact, we probably have less. Continue readingNew Year, New You

Giving Thanks

This hasn’t been a normal year, and it isn’t going to be a normal Thanksgiving.

I appreciate the wisdom of our having a national tradition of pausing to count our blessings no matter what else is happening.  I am most grateful for first responders, nurses, doctors, students still pursuing a medical career, farmers, truck drivers, and grocery store workers. I am also grateful for my family and streaming services. We lost great aunt Sue to Covid this year but I will cherish life lessons she taught in commitment, courage and grace.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I wish you the best, and next year I’ll bring the dessert.

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” William Arthur Ward