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We’re Almost There!

As you read this, it should be the first of December. That means there are thirty-one days till the beginning of the new year. For me this is a special, precious and sacred time. I cut out as many of my normal work activities as possible and spend the time doing other things, which I […]

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Thanksgiving Week Has Arrived!

There are so many blessings in our lives that sometimes we forget to count them! We tend to stay focused on the things that are different from every other year, impossible to have, require extra work and planning, and being aware of COVID hanging over our heads! I want to try in this blog to […]

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Find the Thanks in Thanksgiving

As you read this, it will be November 16 or 17, and Thanksgiving is very close with other holidays close behind. This will not be a Thanksgiving like any other so our preparations must be a lot different from other years. Our anxieties, worries, concerns, and maybe disappointments need to be handled with love and […]

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Protecting Yourself Till 2021

This will be a very difficult holiday season for many of us. Familiar activities will be changed or cancelled; Families will not be able to celebrate in the same way as usual. Remember too, these are serious and religious holidays. Even though we change the physical expression, we need to look at how we express […]

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As 2020 Ends

AS WE ENTER THE LAST MONTHS OF 2020, HOW WE TAKE CARE MATTERS! Well, Halloween is over, and we begin the end-of-the-year activities. It is time for you to make your plans for the next two months, so you can end the year abstinently and joyfully. So, let’s talk about how to do this. First. […]

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I have been writing this blog for several years now, and I just love your comments. But the next two weeks will be difficult. We are coming to the end of 2020. Halloween will be the 31st of October, and the Presidential election will be November 3rd. Halloween is followed by All Saints Day on […]

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Planning The Next Ninety Days

My very first boss as a Dietitian (this is 1982, now, so you may have heard this one before) had a favorite saying, “Proper Prior Planning Prevents Positively Poor Performance” and she used it every day. If the kitchen ran out of milk or eggs or anything else, we would hear about it. If the […]

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Look What’s Coming!

Ok, we have had Rosh Hashannah, Yom Kippur , and Sukkot. What is next? Yesterday, WHO declared, was World Mental Health Day! And I thought, “Boy, my mental health can use an improvement.”  And then I thought “This is the beginning of the end of the year and the start of a new year.”  After […]

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What Is Sukkot and Why Is It Celebrated?

Sukkot is a one of the most joyous festivals in the Jewish calendar, and it has a lot to say to all of us. Commemorated this year from October 2 till October 9, it started as a festival of giving thanks for the autumn harvest. It also commemorates the 40 years Israelis spent wandering the […]

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Chaos and Squash

Hasn’t this year been the most unusual we have ever lived through? All sorts of chaos have affected the way we work – or do not work – the way we shop – or order in, or pick up, or go to the grocery at 6:30 am to avoid the crowds and the young people. […]

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