Life Lessons From an Improv Class

    After a recent 6-session, weekly, on-line improv class to add some variety into my schedule, to challenge myself, and mostly to simply laugh, here are some life lessons I learned: ✨ Improv helps you stay, and enjoy being in the moment, as well as to become a better listener. ✨ Improv helps you think on your feet allowing…

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The Beach

π‘Šβ„Žπ‘¦ π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘’ 𝑀𝑒 π‘‘π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘€π‘› π‘‘π‘œ 𝑖𝑑? π‘Šβ„Žπ‘Žπ‘‘ π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘’ 𝑀𝑒 π‘ π‘’π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘β„Žπ‘–π‘›π‘” π‘“π‘œπ‘Ÿ? π»π‘œπ‘€ π‘‘π‘œπ‘’π‘  π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘π‘’π‘Žπ‘β„Ž π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘π‘Žπ‘–π‘Ÿ 𝑒𝑠? π‘†π‘–π‘‘π‘’π‘Žπ‘‘π‘’π‘‘ π‘œπ‘› π‘Ž π‘π‘’π‘Žπ‘β„Ž π‘β„Žπ‘Žπ‘–π‘Ÿ 𝑖𝑛 π‘β„Žπ‘¦π‘ π‘–π‘π‘Žπ‘™π‘–π‘‘π‘¦ π‘œπ‘›π‘™π‘¦, π‘‚π‘’π‘Ÿ π‘šπ‘–π‘›π‘‘ 𝑖𝑠 π‘’π‘£π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘¦π‘€β„Žπ‘’π‘Ÿπ‘’ π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘›π‘œπ‘€β„Žπ‘’π‘Ÿπ‘’. π΅π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘’π‘§π‘’ π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘šπ‘–π‘›π‘‘π‘  𝑒𝑠 𝑀𝑒 π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘’ π‘π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘ π‘’π‘›π‘‘ π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ 𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔. π‘Šπ‘–π‘‘π‘’ π‘π‘Ÿπ‘–π‘šπ‘  π‘‘π‘œ π‘π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘‘π‘’π‘π‘‘ π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘“π‘Žπ‘π‘’π‘ , π‘Šπ‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘‘π‘œ π‘˜π‘’π‘’π‘ π‘‘β„Žπ‘Žπ‘‘ π‘”π‘–π‘Ÿπ‘™π‘¦ π‘”π‘™π‘œπ‘€. πΆπ‘œπ‘£π‘’π‘Ÿ 𝑒𝑝 π‘€π‘–π‘‘β„Ž π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘ π‘π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘’π‘›. 𝐾𝑒𝑒𝑝 π‘šπ‘¦ π‘π‘œπ‘œπ‘™π‘’π‘Ÿ π‘π‘œπ‘œπ‘™.…

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The L.A.R.K. Formula – Life After Raising Kidsβ„’

  Summer is just around the corner. However you decide to spend this time, enjoy! When we look back on some of our most fun, exciting experiences, many of them happened spontaneously...on a lark. By the time many of us arrive in our Empty Nest years, we have gotten away from β€œspur-of-the-moment” creativity, having spent time raising our kids, planning…

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Spiritual Concierge

  Sage burning and full-moon intention ceremonies? Hypnotherapy and shaman healing? The trend in some high-end New York City residences is to offer a full menu of spiritual concierge services.Β  While most of the offerings may be a tad too esoteric for the typical Empty Nester that I usually work with, one option from the menu makes a lot of…

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Summer Poem: Part 1

    Hello Summer, Goodbye isolation. Over a year since we shut our doors. How quickly the calendar pages turned. The longest winter, and yet, still so fast. The bright warmth of the sun has returned, soothing even the roughest patch. Now, a new kind of assurance. We feel protected from head to toe, as we apply SPF to our…

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Hello Spring, I’ve Been Ready

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Photo:   Hello Spring, I’ve been ready Quiet, dull winter behind us Breathtaking glossy icicles have detached from the house Melting snow nourishing the grass for growth Perpetual, daily gray mornings take a hike Brighter morning sun, brighter outlook Spring ahead that clock into lightness Uncover the outdoor furniture, shed that heavy clothing Black athleisure wear change-up to tie-dyes,…

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Why Do I Need a Shacket?

What the heck is a β€œshacket” anyway? And how did I get this far in life without knowing that I β€œneeded” one. My inbox is filled with ads from Nordstrom and Banana Republic telling me that I MUST have this MUST-have trend of the season. What do you think about something that is trying to be a β€œjill-of-all-trades?” Do you…

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Think Like a Squirrel and Reach Your Goals

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Watching those videos of squirrels performing death-defying gymnastic feats can be mesmerizing.Β  One favorite shows a man setting up an elaborate obstacle course for the local squirrels. After a minor learning curve, they master the course and achieve the reward–the elusive bird feeder. Squirrels stop at nothing to reach their goals. You can be like a squirrel! Aware and determined,…

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Can you say nonagenarian?

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This past week, my mother turned 95. She has taught me many things over the years, but one tidbit especially apropos right now is this: Stressing about something makes it doubly hard. You have the uncomfortable feeling of stress on top of still having to do the onerous task. β€œIf you stress too much about something before it happens, you…

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Refilling the Empty Nest, for Now

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This week, my bearded 28-year old β€œbaby” is moving back into the nest...well, at least for a month or so. While the pandemic is scary and has so many unknowns, there are a few upsides. Those include the ability for young adults to explore the world. Many kids who graduated college and have β€œlaunched” their lives and careers may be…

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