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You Need a Massage More than You May Realize

You Need a Massage More than You May Realize

When I lived in New York City, every Friday after work I’d go to the late great Raja Shaheen—I do miss her so much—for a completely relaxing head-to-toe massage. Absolutely blissful! This erased the...

Sustainable Gifts for The Holidays

Sustainable Gifts for The Holidays

Over the last few years, I have shifted my gift-giving and personal consumption towards sustainable gifts. And it’s that time of year again! The holidays are just around the corner. With the ongoing...

Maximize Your Happiness

Maximize Your Happiness

Do you maximize or satisfice? My husband says that no matter what we do, I’m never satisfied. Actually, I’m very content with the lovely life we’ve created. At the same time, I’m always looking for...

Are you too busy to be happy?

Are you too busy to be happy?

If someone asks you how you are and you answer, “Busy” instead of “Fine” then you are too busy! This calls for immediate intervention. Inevitably, we all have busy times in our lives when we are...

Fandabidozi Year of Challenges Update

Fandabidozi Year of Challenges Update

I thought I’d do a mid-year update on my fandabidozi and let you know what I’ve been working on personally this year.  As I recounted in an earlier blog, I realized I needed to snap out of a Covid...

Stay Happy and Healthy in the Office

Stay Happy and Healthy in the Office

Now that sitting is the new smoking, I needed to come up with things that make being in the office a lovely experience. I’m the first to admit that I can get so caught up in my work that I lose...

Father’s Day Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas

Father’s Day Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is just around the corner! If you haven't already purchased a special gift for the fathers in your life, it's time to do so now! So, why not go green with your gift this year? I’ve put...

Meditation: Spread Love & Kindness

Meditation: Spread Love & Kindness

Why is meditation important, especially now?* With the Russians waging war in the Ukraine and the recent horrific shootings, we need to do something. While it is easy to feel helpless and do...

How to Enjoy Your House

How to Enjoy Your House

Do you enjoy your house? I love everything about real-estate. It's a fun hobby to me. At the moment, we have three houses, so I am not in the market to buy another. However, I like looking just to...

Creative Frugality

Creative Frugality

The word frugality has always sounded a bit negative to me, so I prefer not to use it. I noticed that Vicki Robin, author of Your Money or Your Life, agrees with me. She was bemoaning the fact that...

Mother’s Day Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is almost here! It’s a wonderful day to celebrate the special women in your life. Sometimes, finding just the right gift can be a challenge. This year, why not honor Mother Earth, as...

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