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Thanksgiving Gratitude

  It’s that time again, time to reveal your gratitude’s around the thanksgiving table with family and friends.  For some it’s a simple task but there are those who will squirm in their seats under the pressure to come up with something profound. Here’s a little secret…gratitude doesn’t have to be profound.  As a matter […]

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S is for Same Sex Marriages & Changes in Domestic Partnerships Health Care Options

  Since the legalization of same-sex marriage, all married couples have the right to spousal coverage. Under the Affordable Care Act, all insurance companies must offer the same health plans to legally married gay and lesbian couples as those offered to married heterosexual couples. This new law has some employers that previously offered health and […]

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R is for To Rent or Buy after Divorce?

You have just been through one of the most trying and difficult times of your life. Making a huge decision regarding real estate should not be made in haste. Instead, take the time to create a well thought out plan that will provide you with the best possible solution for your finances and your future. […]

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Q is for Quit Taking It Personally!

Sounds like a simple, straightforward practice that could be incorporate into daily life, but how? How do we stop absorbing words and phrases that are disappointing or hurtful to our psyche and not allow these words to dictate our reactions and feelings? Especially when these encounters drain our energy, ignite self-doubt and lower our self-esteem? […]

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P is for Prepare that Prenup

Perhaps preparing a “prenup” isn’t the most romantic subject to address during your magical time of love, promise and a lifetime commitment. However, we shouldn’t bury our heads in the sand when half of all marriages end in divorce. Having a 50/50 chance of success are not the odds you would likely want to take […]

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B is for Bertha & Blanche: My Benevolent Female Role Models

    With gratitude I am aware that my family tree holds quite a few philanthropic souls, influencing the same in me. But recent discoveries about my great-grandmother, Bertha Strauss Sternberger have made me even more appreciative of my heritage. Dating back to the early 1900’s, she supported the empowerment and education of women during […]

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W is for What happy people Do

Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions. -Dalai Lama Why does it seem some people have it easy where happiness is concerned, while others struggle day after day? Does it have to do with luck, material possessions or circumstances? No, but it does have EVERYTHING to do with choice! Happiness is […]

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