Month: July 2017

The Gentle Pull of Souls

Yesterday, a friend and I were having a discussion covering several different topics when she made a statement that caused an “ah ha!” moment.  As soon as I stated my revelation out loud, she paused, thought for a moment and said you know what, you’re correct! That’s happened in my life too! By now, I […]

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Life and Death Part 1

I am not dying. Well, let me rephrase: we are all dying each day, but I not going anywhere any time soon as far as I know.  That being said, the older we get, the closer we are to the end of life and there have been many deaths recently of people I know. We […]

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Defining Emotions-An Exercise

Jeffrey Eugenides writes, “Emotions, in my experience, aren’t covered by single words. I don’t believe in “sadness”, “joy”, or “regret.”  Maybe the best proof that the language is patriarchal is that it oversimplifies feeling.  I’d like to have at my disposal complicated hybrid emotions, Germanic train-car constructions like, say, “the happiness that attends disaster.” Or: […]

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Happiness Defined

If you are in Pittsburgh and need something to do, are feeling down, sad or confused…I implore you to make the short trek to Arch Street on the Northside and pay a visit to Randyland! I can’t believe it has taken me so long to get here; don’t wait as long as I did! Wonderlust […]

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Healing Powers

Pool, sun, drinks, friends, mountain views, heat, adventure…whether close to home or across the country…don’t forget to take care of yourself sometimes. If I can offer one piece of extra advice…don’t feel guilty about traveling without your children. Refreshing and revitalizing your own soul and spirit is crucial not only for your own well-being but […]

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