Posts Tagged ‘gratitude’

Harvesting the Gifts of your Life: Make a Gratitude Visit

First, I am glad to reconnect with you after honoring my need to be present for my family over the last few months. I hope your summer was filled with juicy delights. As autumn approaches, with its theme of harvest, I invite you to consider the bountiful harvest of your life at 50, 60 and […]

Best Holiday Gift: Peace, Joy and Vision at the Winter Solstice

Best Holiday Tip: The Gift of Winter Solstice 2011 Winter Solstice is one of my favorite holidays of the entire year. While I used to dread (a joy-buster) the darkness and cold of winter, I have now befriended the dark. I love to sit in the quiet, light a candle and enjoy the moment, as […]

Tribute to a 9/11 Hero: His Joy, Courage, Resilience, and Service

A 9-11 Memorial to a True American Hero 10 Years Later A chance encounter in a Greenwich Village restaurant in August, 2001 altered the course of my life and work. My friend, Pam, introduced me to her friends—Nicole and Frank DeMartini— who were seated at a nearby table. It’s difficult to explain how it was […]

Happy Mother’s Day: Celebrating With Gratitude, Love and Memories

Honoring and Remembering Our Mothers ** “A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.” ~Honor√© de Balzac As I write this, I am looking at a photo of my mother, Bertie, whose smile lit up the world. She brought a […]

Monday Morning Motivation: Woman Celebrates Girlfriend Who Died of Colon Cancer

Communicating love to our women friends…it’s never too late. A Flash Mob Dance Video was organized by a woman named Kim MacGregor.¬† Kim created this as a tribute to her best friend Erika Heller who died of colon cancer last year.¬†Each and every telephone conversation they ever had, Erika would end by telling Kim “You’re […]


Coping with Holiday Stress While the holidays can provide wonderful opportunities for family bonding, festive celebration, and expressing gratitude, they can also be a source of stress and depression. The holiday blues often creep up as a result of unrealistic expectations, financial hardship, commercialization, family issues, and overall exhaustion. What can we do to fend […]


THANKSGIVING “RECIPES” FOR A¬† JOYFUL, MEMORABLE¬†DAY ¬†As we approach my favorite holiday of the year, I would like to offer some thoughts and tips for deep enJOYment of this special day. The suggestions below can transform your holiday from another¬†great meal into a memorable experience! Can you recall a memory of¬† a favorite past Thanksgiving […]


SUCCESS SECRET #3: EXPRESS GRATITUDE A new body of research in the field of psychology, called the Science of Happiness, has shown that the happier you are the more¬†you will flourish in all areas of life.¬†¬†Imagine: now you can learn how¬†to be happier. There are simple actions that are proven to bring you more joy, […]

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