Gratitude? Well, here’s the honest truth: I’m naturally a critical person. I have a tendency to focus on what’s wrong, what needs to be fixed, or what could be better. With that kind of focus, it’s nearly impossible to be grateful! An eye for possible improvements isn’t all bad. It’s a strength when applied to…

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Cooking is a creative outlet for me; a chance to experiment and indulge in luscious food. In the last 31 years, have yet to make a turkey for Thanksgiving or any other time of year!  That’s one of the few culinary tasks I delegate to my husband so that I am free to focus on…

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Change follows a shift in thinking. Without a shift in your thinking, the odds are good that even with tremendous willpower you will drift back to your old ways. Beliefs are woven intricately into the tapestry of your life, making them hard to put your finger on, hard to isolate and identify. And tricky to…

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