This Week's Simple Tip Let's face it ... this has been an emotionally challenging year for just about everyone. So far, I've been blessed with a safe "pandemic bubble" of family and friends but recognize that is not the case for everyone.
I see sadness all around, and try to make it a point to reach out to say hello or lend a hand to those who are shut in or alone.
Having learned many great lessons from Dear Abby over the years, I want to share this one with you, asking th
This Week's Simple Tip Are you one of us who misses seeing smiling faces that are now covered by masks? And yes, let's face it, there would not be smiles behind all of the masks. But either way, masks have altered our way of reading people's faces.
Every day, when we meet someone for the first time, we evaluate their body language to gauge trust or distrust, security, contentment, fear, etc. Just as the smile or frown hidden behind the mask, looking into a person’s eyes can
This Week's Simple Tip We are all experiencing a lot of anxiety and uncertainty these days, which really is nothing new. In fact many years ago Mark Twain famously said: “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.”
While that quote has generated laughs, worry is no joke. The stress hormones produced by worry have been linked to serious health problems including: shrinking brain mass, heart disease, cancer, premature aging, and clinical depression. W
This Week's Simple Tip We hear about family plans to pass down things like watches, jewelry, paintings, antiques, etc. It is interesting how much less frequently you hear about the importance of passing down wisdom and knowledge.
Yet some of my prized possessions are the tidbits of knowledge others have shared with me. Just to name a few: My mother's recipe for yeast coffee cake Bunny's advice on Costco boxes for prepared food delivery Jerry's secret to scrambled eggs ... c