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Just in Time!

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Your Ho-Ho-Holiday Spirit Action Plan By Marilynn Preston   Here comes  the December dilemma: Am I going to enjoy this holiday season or not? We all have obstacles to overcome: too little time; too little money; too much commercial merrymaking. And that’s not to mention the nightly news! And still, dear reader, we have a […]

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Misery business

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8 Fun Ways to Make Yourself Completely Miserable By Marilynn Preston A smiling  and enthusiastic fan of the column introduced herself to me the other day in Sarasota, Florida, waving a golden oldie from several years ago. “I loved this one so much, I still have it,” she said, “and I made copies to send […]

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It’s Q&A Time

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Because Personal Well-Being Is So Personal By Marilynn Preston As some of you know, I’ve written a book called “All is Well: The Art {and Science} of Personal Well-Being.” It was published in late April, and in August it became an Amazon best-seller. Yippee. I can’t really explain how we earned that status, but there’s […]

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‘You Should Forget the Meditation App’

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True, False or Wildly Misleading? By Marilynn Preston Normally, reporting  on the art and science of happiness makes me smile. Why? Because happiness turns out to be a learnable skill, unlike, in my case, navigating Facebook. Not every one of us will live a happy life, and none of us can be happy every moment, […]

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Thanksgiving Makeover

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6 Ways to Spread Your Wings By Marilynn Preston In the run-up to Thanksgiving, I want to remind you that a holiday celebration is what you make it. If you lard it with stress and the need for perfection, you’ll wind up with heartburn even worse than what you get from too much of Aunt […]

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Autumn is for rebooting

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As seasons change, so can we By Marilynn Preston Autumn is one of my favorite times of year, and it’s not just the oversized taffy apples. I’m talking crispy cool days that call for turtlenecks and yoga tights, a seasonal shift to fading colors and falling leaves, great sales on outdoor furniture. “Every leaf speaks […]

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Summer in the city

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A true and scary story with Marilynn Preston You know me. I’m a tiger when it comes to persuading, cajoling, begging you to go have some fun outside. Jump on your bike, walk in nature, paddle a canoe, do any thing you like that gets your heart pumping and your juices flowing, and keep your […]

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Energy Express: 7/12/16

The skinny on low-fat, no-fat foods By Marilynn Preston Even smart people still think that eating low- or no-fat foods is a healthy way to lose weight. It’s not true. Yes, we were led to believe it was true for many years, and during those low-fat, no-fat years the obesity rate in America skyrocketed. Why? First, because […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]