Little Idea Grows Into Something BIG

Have you ever had a really good idea? I’m talking about one of those ideas that you know could change the way people do business, reform the political process or create world peace? Or maybe it was just a simple idea that could right a wrong. Deanna Micheli had one of those ideas. Back in…
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A Great-Grandmother’s Tradition

Let the madness begin. Stuffed bellies, ringing bells, gifts to buy, cards to address, long lines, short tempers: Welcome to Thanksgiving Weekend. Even though many of us will spend this weekend with the people we love the most, it’s often as much a time of stress as it is a time of celebration. We know…
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Reflecting On ALL The Ways We Can Help

I’ve been thinking it’s about time to retire this kindness column. I’ve been feeling busy lately. Really busy. Diva Connection is taking off (thank you, God), and that means more meetings, more trouble shooting, and more time making sure women in our community who need something connect with the women who can help them. I…
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Election’s End Brings Respite From Ugliness

For the past two months, I’ve been walking around like one of those “See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil” monkeys. I’ve been closing my eyes, covering my ears and zipping my mouth. Why? Politics. Every time I turned on the TV, switched on the radio or logged into my Facebook account, I…
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Day Makers Spread Kindness

There is a woman I run into on a regular basis who drives me crazy. She is always happy. I mean always. She teaches a Zumba exercise class, so for a while I thought maybe she was happy all the time because of all of the endorphins she has streaming through her body. Then she…
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