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Housework As Therapy: It’s Small Things, Nicely Done

In these turbulent times, there’s one thing I do daily that keeps me on track and gives comfort. I turn to it, whether in the mood or not.

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Why My Pedometer Is Better Than Xanax

God, this is a stressful time. My body’s buzzing with so much tension, I want to reach for a Xanax, two shots of tequila or both.

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Revenge Of The Christmas Tree, A Holiday Challenge

It looked so promising in Home Depot. Artificial, but the perfect height, around six feet, and already adorned with white lights and “sparkles.”

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When Falling Asleep Is An Elusive Chore

I can feel a good night’s sleep coming on like I can sense a weather change. I can also feel a bad one. There’s nothing more frustrating than tossing and turning as you watch the clock digits move slowly past midnight, then 1 a.m., and beyond.

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Birthday Thoughts: ‘When I’m … 64???’ (Yikes!)

You can’t imagine how old and wretched I pictured this age when I first heard Paul McCartney’s song back in 1967.

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What I Wish I Had Known About Raising Teenage Boys

The other day I overheard two women talking about their high school age sons. “I can’t motivate him,” said one with a sigh. “He’s smart, but his grades are awful.”

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