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Do you wake up at three or four in the morning, disturbed by thoughts of what’s ahead? Or you’re about to buy a condo that you’re not sure you can afford? Or your significant other has been diagnosed with an illness and you must care for them when you work full-time? Or you may have a work deadline looming and you must get up at 4 a.m. to meet it? Who can count all the challenges that we face daily? Not us.  Stress. Stress. Stress. What exactly is it? For us it’s feeling out of control, being overwhelmed and very...

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Lewy body dementia is little known and difficult to diagnose, yet it affects 1.4 million people in the U.S. and approximately 11 million worldwide. Currently, there is no cure. Mary Lou Falcone, a classical music publicist/strategist, nursed her late husband through the condition and has written one of the only memoirs on the topic that is actually a love story in homage to her late husband, to raise awareness of LBD.  It’s titled, “I Didn’t See it Coming: Scenes of Love, Loss, and Lewy Body Dementia.”  A profile about Mary Lou Falcone and the book appeared in the New York Times (Oct....

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Both of us lead really busy lives with little time to primp every day. We try to go with the flow when it comes to fashion trends, not necessarily buying and wearing the latest.  On the other hand, we care how we look; we’re each a little vain as long as it doesn’t cost big bucks and take up too much time. Overall, we’d say we like to be presentable, our benchmark for how we’re adjusting to aging and sticking to our strict budgets.  Many of you may have a different playbook and say, whoa, now is the time to...

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  We all have unpleasant traits we wish we could change. It’s part of our character and personality. However, when examined from a different perspective, some of what we consider a bad trait can be seen as a strength. We might think someone is extremely self-indulgent. Sounds negative. You might think, “Jane is so focused on Jane. It’s all about Jane, Jane, Jane.” Now, looking at it as positive, we may think, “Gee, Jane takes great care of herself. Sure, she looks in the mirror 10 times a minute, gets Botox and fillers, but hey…she is vigilant about her good...

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It happens to everyone. You’re in a bad mood, dragging around, things seem out of kilter, you’re just not yourself, and you need time to work your way out of your funk.  Triggers might be that you didn’t get the assignment you hoped for after trying so hard, your rent or monthly assessment climbed exorbitantly, or you’re simply greatly perturbed by all the bad news swirling in every direction..  Whatever the reason, your closest family and friends have compassion and try…and keep trying as they hear it in your voice, see it in your face, know it from your body...

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