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For the last 8 years, Halloween has been my most favorite holiday. Chance and I use to dress up in our costumes and go trick or treating on the Upper Westside, turning heads, posing for pictures all the while having a great time. So, this…

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How To Use the Forces of A Difficult Time to Help Us Grow

“Learn the alchemy true human beings know. The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given the door will open.” This is a quote I stumbled upon from Rumi. I’m faced with some troubles of my own these days and I keep asking myself how…

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Something’s Missing

For weeks I’ve been walking around like a zombie. Mindlessly putting one foot in front of the other and moving along. All the while there’s this hole in my heart and an overwhelming sense that something’s missing. I know what it is. I miss my…

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Well, it’s been awhile since I’ve written a post and the reason for this is because Chance, my beloved Bernese Mountain Dog, died suddenly in August and I have been having a really hard time dealing with his passing. It’s hard for me to “go…

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Everything About Next2

I’m walking along the main road in Positano and come across an interesting restaurant. It’s attractive and welcoming from the road so I walk over and inquire about a table for 1. Well, don’t try to arrive for outside seating without a reservation. Not. Gonna.…

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The Best Place to Eat

Il Ritrovo, which means a place to meet, was recommended by Gabriella who was my guide along the hike up the mountain from Positano to Montepertuso. The hike comprised of a 5 mile walk before finishing it off with 850 steps UPHILL. Needless to say when…

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Crazy for Buca di Bacco

Situated right “on the beach” in Positano, the restaurant is open and quaintly decorated and exceptionally clean. I was greeted with smiles and buonasera all around before I was quickly seated upstairs on the terrace.  The views from the terrace are breathtaking. From the beach-goers down…

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Victim or Victor?

I’ve started looking at the bad stuff in life as fertilizer. You know the stuff that is put on plant beds to help them grow. One of the big additives is manure. The stinky kind. Have you ever been around a plant bed that has…

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I am grateful for a lot things in my life but what I’ve realized is that ever since I’ve started keeping my gratitude journal I “feel” grateful. It’s a different feeling than just “living.” Reading my daily listings fills my heart and sometimes I cry…

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Your Opinion of You

Life is short, way too short to be worrying about what other people think about you. Granted they must not have much going on in their own lives if they have time to sit around and chitchat about what you are doing.  So, let’s not waste…

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