ignored the wheelchair for weeks. I wanted nothing to do with it. It was a reminder that I am no longer an active, agile young woman accustomed to flitting hither and yon under my own steam. To acknowledge and accept it meant I was officially ancient and disabled.
I hate taking the Christmas tree down. I hate the actual boring process, but I also hate the fact that the tree is down. Not so much because the holidays are over, but because I like the tree and now it won't be there all lit up at night.
Ironically, as we look ahead to the new year, drawing from our past can help us achieve our goals and live a happier, more fulfilling life.
It's a new year! And, while we engage in the ritual of making resolutions to strengthen us to be greater individuals purposed to create a greater community, it is important we realize that the "new self" we long to become deserves the freedom of fearless living.
Like lots of us, my friend has watched Christmas become less a time to remember one particular child who, born into poverty in an arid land, grew up to become a significant prophet known worldwide, and more an opportunity to brag about the very small neighborhood of our gorgeous, accomplished children, grandchildren, and floppy-eared spaniels (or whatever).
Whether to Costa Rica or just a day to sleep in and relax at home, vacation days are provided to workers for a reason. Make time for yourself and you'll soon see the benefits.
Under delicate snowflakes crocheted by the town mayor, beneath a grand chandelier imported from Russia, a Yup'ik priest in a remote Southwest Alaska village led parishioners in song, prayer and praise day and night this week for Orthodox Christmas, or Slaviq.
Like most people, I used to make resolutions and burn out before the end of January. So, I took the pressure off and felt like a slogan would allow me to still feel accomplished because I have the whole year to live out some cool slogan. I could certainly do that!
Many of us can feel low over the holidays, rely on alcohol and sugar to cope, get stuck on the pity path, snap at people we care about, and feel o...
My local gym opens at 5 a.m. or I can just go for a short run in my neighborhood, first thing. (I used to think I didn't have time for a workout on a travel day, now I won't go anywhere by plane without a good workout first.) It keeps me calm throughout the day.
If you listen to me, this will be your year. You won't make unattainable lists. You won't try to be something you're not, or interfere in the lives of others. You'll just live your life, in kindness and peace.
After New Year's people often have their own way of recovering from their holiday hangovers but for many of us there can also be a need for an emotion...
People really worry about us single gals over the holidays. We garner some concern during the other days of the year, but we really make eyebrows furrow with worry during the glut of festivities that roll out in December.
Every year, one of my all time favorite things to do (besides, obviously, complain, snicker and dream of long lost cigarettes) is to list up this year...
Don't be that girl who wants to change the guy. Run from the guy that you would want to change. There are very few things that a deep breath and a glass of red wine can't fix.
This past year marked the emergence of some dangerous online dating trends that may prevent you from finding love in 2015 if you are not careful. So before you set about making this the year you find love online, let's discuss a few trends that you may want to steer clear of on your journey.