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America the summer of 2018

June 26, 2018
Is there hope?  Being basically an optimist I am usually hopeful–but this year I am filled with uncertainty. Almost every day I  call  Republicans or Democrats to complain.  I know this cannot be good for myself or the country that a citizen feels they must try and be heard. It seems that the only ones… View Full Article

“Nourishing Happiness”

July 29, 2017
Thich Nhat Hanh came up with the phrase “nourishing happiness”, and he is right.  We make a mistake when we are not constantly  aware of what we do and how it impacts our happiness.  Many times we have choices and we do not analyze how we truly feel and so we wind up making bad… View Full Article

Freeman Not Ready To Retire

April 10, 2017
There is a wonderful article in the Chicago Tribune  that actually came from LA-about Morgan Freeman and the  new movie., “Going in Style”.  I haven’t seen the movie but the article is great and I will see it soon. I hope you all will take the time to read it– because it really sums up… View Full Article

What are you doing today?

March 29, 2017
Yes, that is right. You are alive and hopefully well—so doing something to make this a special day that you might normally forget–they used to say “smell the roses”. However, you might not have have any near by—but you can stop and be quiet for a few minutes to let your brain regenerate to help… View Full Article

TRUMP –STOP_LISTENING

January 24, 2017
I am very sorry for Trump and I hope he listens to his staff.  Maybe its too soon to tell but it is getting a bit frightening to see him over and over discuss the election. I am hopeful that he will do something to help Chicago.  Obama really missed his chance .  I disagree… View Full Article

The March-Battling Bella

January 22, 2017
I think that the March was wonderful and I agree the future is in the next election. I hope that women do not get discouraged by the fact Trump ignored the March. It could have been a wonderful opportunity to start a healing process and I truly believe he doesn’t care. I can only join… View Full Article

If 2017 means any change-you must separate Ego and Intuition

January 5, 2017
Dear All, I am firmly convinced that if you want to make any progress in learning how to enjoy being alive, you must learn to separate  your EGO and INTUITION.  There are many people who have written in this area but Sonia Choquette its the best.  Why because her answers are clear and easy to… View Full Article

January 2017

January 3, 2017
Hey, we made it!  Unfortunately we know people who didn’t –so count your blessings and here are some ideas for 2017. 1.Change your daily routine.  Make your brain wonder- what are you doing? Say you are thankful      for being alive. 2. If you get up and brush your teeth first thing–do it second…. View Full Article

Welcome 2017

December 31, 2016
Let us welcome 2017. I am thankful to be alive and those I care about are still here too.  Many have had a hard year but we are ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE DAISES. Please do not make promises to yourself that you cannot keep.  These resolutions can cause a lot of stress and… View Full Article

Goodbye 2016

December 31, 2016
  Good Bye, 2016–it was very stressful with family and friends illnesses and the political situation in America.  I am sorry to say that I will not miss Obama, I thought I would– but as someone who wasn’t Jewish said, “in the last 40 years the American Government has stood behind Israel because the Palestinians… View Full Article

Be Aware–Breast Cancer

December 26, 2016
A few month ago a very dear friend was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.  We all know people who have or have had it–but the reason Im writing is a WARNING!! SIX MONTHS–before it was discovered, she a had a mammogram  that was FINE!  She just happened to go to the doctor and it was found…. View Full Article

Wonderful To Be Alive

December 26, 2016
Yes the holidays can be very stressful  but as you find moments of pure pleasure, I hope you will give thanks that you are on The Right Side of the Daises .  Remember someone who isn’t ; and, send a thought message out them. It is hard for me to believe that it is a… View Full Article

Michelle Obama

December 20, 2016
Hats off to Michelle Obama who came on television today and explained that they would be behind Trump and help in any way that  they are needed. Yes, she did have a problem with some of what Trump said, but he won.  And they will be there for him.  At the same time we have… View Full Article

Make A Happiness List

December 20, 2016
Yes, take a piece of paper and make a list of at least ten things that  make you happy! Sometimes we forget what we are  happy and thankful for– spending time on what makes you unhappy. Look around and see something that makes you happy, a person, place or thing (all of the above)–it can… View Full Article

Should You Take A Vacation?? Even a mini?

December 19, 2016
You really don’t think you need one–you’re a little short  on finances.  Its winter and you’ll wait until spring or summer .  Well, maybe you should reconsider. Why?  Getting away is wonderful to reinvigorate yourself.  If you are in the cold and dark North–it is even more important.  The lack of sun-light can be very… View Full Article

Family Holiday Vacations

December 19, 2016
I think its very sad that everyone, including myself, has issues on family vacations.  I am beginning to wonder if we just think toooooo much. Maybe if we realized that we have very little control over anything and try to enjoy some moments. Sometimes, its very hard, but if you thought about how many minutes… View Full Article

Goodbye, dahlink

December 19, 2016
The death of  Zsa Zsa Gabor is a loss for all of us.  She represented fun! And although there will be many articles about her-the one in USA TODAY, is very good. She had nine marriages and I can remember her being interviewed many years ago–“Zsa Zsa, do you have any advice for married women?”… View Full Article

ENJOY The moments

December 9, 2016
This is certainly worth your time and you may come back to it too. I looked at it this morning in the BBC and thought you’d enjoy it.  50 Reasons to #lovetheworld Wonderful moments! The Best To You Nancy  

To CLAP OR NOT TO CLAP – THAT IS THE QUESTION

December 6, 2016
Last night I attended a Chicago Bulls  basketball game. They like many sporting events have a lot of entertainment.   Some of it is entertaining but some of it is very annoying. First the “luvables” , they are scantily  dressed young women who dance on floor during intermissions, and time outs. They really have nothing… View Full Article

Friendship

December 5, 2016
Does friendship really exist or is it a delusion ?  I have spoken to so many people who think they have a friend until they need them.  And, if you have a friend-or are a friend–how do you prove it? The other day when I was working, I asked a women about her tattoo …. View Full Article