Finding a Balance Between Work and Play

  My daughter liberated me from the tedium of tasks last week, tipping the balance between work and play on its head! Every year Christy comes to visit on her birthday, which conveniently falls the day after July 4th holiday. It’s a time of year when we reflect...

A Fresh Perspective: Happy Birthweek to Me

Imagine wearing 16 necklaces at a time. Imagine turning 90, decked out to the max in high fashion, with a colorful array of necklaces, bracelets, earrings and a designer outfit fit for a queen. This is what Iris Apfel does in the documentary IRIS. The mass around her...

Silly Cancels Out Stress

Last weekend I saw lots of rainbows. My daughter’s passion is photography so every year on her birthday she picks a theme and goes whole hog. Sunday was our annual photo shoot to celebrate the day she was born, because, after all, it was an auspicious occasion!...

Renewing Vigor is Vital to Good Health

This year I’m celebrating my birthday. I tell friends all the time to “Celebrate Yourself” when their time comes, but mostly I just let it slide by with a special meal out and a good movie if possible. This year is different. More and more my days seem to be copies of...