The Power of Having Something to Look Forward to… Getting out of the ‘Survival Mode’ Rut
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The Power of Having Something to Look Forward to… Getting out of the ‘Survival Mode’ Rut

Anticipation. “Anticipation confers important evolutionary benefits to human beings. Specifically, expecting the forthcoming events allow active preparations in cognitive, affective, and behavioral strategies (Grupe et al., 2013).” Jan 9, 2018, National Library of Medicine Yup. I read it… planning a vacation is not only an exciting venture but it is medically beneficial and vital to my wellbeing. … Continue reading

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Life is a pendulum, so, keep swinging!!
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Life is a pendulum, so, keep swinging!!

Let’s start with fads and fashion, as we all shake our heads. But seriously… In the beginning, our parents take care of us, and eventually, the roles reverse as we care for them. Stocks go up and then, inevitably, they go down. We love hard and then we fall harder. Our bodies fearlessly and relentlessly … Continue reading

“She is fierce,” they say. “So is her daughter.” A lineage of strong women.
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“She is fierce,” they say. “So is her daughter.” A lineage of strong women.

My daughter rides Arabian horses. She’s been riding since she was 2 years old. She’s always been fearless… “like her mother”, they say. “She’s so tiny,” they say, “on such a large animal.” My daughter is a petite Spaniard, with the determination of her Russian Baba, who immigrated on a boat to Canada, pregnant with … Continue reading

And that is how the cookie crumbles…
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And that is how the cookie crumbles…

A good parent has a routine. Their children clean up after themselves and like clockwork, they shower, brush their teeth and put themselves to bed as they read the latest award-winning children’s book before dreaming of college and curing the latest macro-scale virus. Damn. I stare at the cookie crumb laying on the floor. It’s … Continue reading