July is like….

"July is hollyhocks and hammocks, fireworks and vacations, hot and steamy weather, cool and refreshing swims, beach picnics, and vegetables all out of the garden." - Jean Hersey What a perfect quote to sum up July (though we could all use less hot and steamy this year)! There is no better time than now to enjoy the goodness of the summer…

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Stepping Into Progress

Vacation planning can be a trip, pun intended. While planning my most recent vacation, we went back and forth on making multiple decisions. This included details like watching countries on the high alert list, researching the right time of year weather-wise, and even our desire to find a flight without layovers. Some decisions we made were small, but some were…

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Working Through the Hiccups

  Commitment. Sometimes, when we’ve committed to something, we have to work through all of the hiccups that come with it, whether we like it or not. Recently, I experienced my fair share of delays and disappointments due to a construction project in my home. Because of predictable Covid supply chain problems, and other world events, it took 1 full…

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Four-Way Stops: When is it Your Turn?

I’m sure you have found yourself at a four-way stop before. You’re cruising down the road completely in control until you slowly wind down to that sudden… stop. What happens next? The rules of the four-way stop often seem to fly out the window, especially when you’re faced with three other drivers all wondering the same thing. Did I get…

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“Hand-Me-Up” those Cell Phones, Laptops, Jeans, and Sweaters

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  A client mentioned that her daughter cracked her iPhone screen, and used that as a reason to upgrade to a brand new phone. Instead of fixing it, she wanted a better camera—some of those fancy new features sounded so enticing. Enter mom, who, while no longer springing for her daughter’s new phones, was still paying for the family plan and…

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The Ripple Effect

  When the pandemic hit, people moved out of the city. One effect of that exodus was that Broadway actors lost their jobs. But what about the ripple effect that their leaving had? What about the dishwasher in the restaurant where Patti LuPone bought her coffee? Or the manicurist Audra McDonald visited regularly? What about the people who worked in…

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