Raised on Guilt

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I was raised on guilt. As adults, we, the four siblings, called my mom “The West Coast Distributor of Guilt.” Well, maybe my brother didn’t, because he was always mom’s favorite. In her defense, I’m sure she came from a … Continued

Go Ahead, Indulge Yourself

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This week, we celebrated Valentine’s Day, a day set aside to celebrate romance. From such dark and brutal beginnings (I won’t go into detail, but you can read more here, if you’re interested), this holiday has become a marketing success … Continued

Daily Naps? Heck Yeah!

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I love my naps. I don’t take one every day, but when I do, I feel so much more focused and grounded. I’m not a great nighttime sleeper, and for so long I avoided naps because I thought they would … Continued

10 Ways to Combat Holiday Stress

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2020 has been overwhelming. The holiday season can be overwhelming. All this adds up to one heck of an overwhelming 2020 holiday season. For many people, the best part of the holiday season is spending time with family. For others, … Continued