Random Thoughts

4 Apple Crafts for Autumn Entertaining

by guest blogger Mark Kintzel, designer It’s apple season! Time for making apple pies, apple crisps, applesauce (yum), and all kinds of other delicious treats. And what does one do with a plethora of apple goodies? Host an autumn party! And since you already have apples on hand, why not decorate with these gorgeous fruits, […]

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Whatever Happened to Carpe Diem?

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger From coast to coast, the following is happening in homes across the country: Parents are walking past open bedroom doors and pausing. These empty rooms have bedcovers that remain smoothly in place and drawers and closet doors that remain closed. They have no keys thrown on a […]

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21 Ways to Deal with Sadness

Depression gets a lot of press and attention these days. But sadness is a different thing. Sadness is the feeling that comes from an unhappy event. Now, if you don’t deal with it, sadness can become chronic and lead to depression. This is why you might want to learn to deal with it when it […]

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Light on Iyengar: My Little Yoga Story

I first started taking yoga 17 years ago. How do I remember that number exactly? Well, I was pregnant with my now 17-year-old daughter and really wanted to find a yoga teacher who could help me through the pregnancy. And that leads one quickly to Iyengar yoga, since it is the most cautious and health-focused […]

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Happy Labor Day!

With the end of summer rapidly approaching and kids returning to school, it’s good to remember that knowledge and wisdom come from a multitude of sources. A life well lived is one in which the learning never stops and knowledge grows and grows, with a healthy understanding that this mystery we call life (and the […]

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Beware the Comments Section

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Before I get too far along, let me stipulate a fundamental fact here. There aren’t enough trees left on the planet to manufacture enough paper for me to document the list of things I know nothing about. But let’s assume I have enough hours left in my […]

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As You Wish

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Like many people, I have a list of what I call “always-watchable” movies. When I come across one, I’ll stop on a favorite scene or two, or I’ll sometimes watch it from start to finish. Some of them even find their way into my Facebook posts from […]

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10 Tips for Those Who Dare to Be Alone

I’m sure many of you already saw or heard reports about the recent study that a majority of people would rather give themselves an electric shock than spend 15 minutes alone in a room. More men than women would shock themselves, but still, there are a lot of people who’d rather feel pain than be […]

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