Intentional Living Series

Intentional Living Series Week Twenty-Seven: A Change Of Scenery

Posted: 9 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Intentional Living Series | Read Time: 4 minutes, 5 seconds
{Marty & Christine On The Circle Line}"When you're on a merry-go-round, you miss a lot of the scenery". ~ Neil DiamondIn Weeks 24 and 25 we discussed how boredom and exhaustion could zap your energy and cause you to lose focus on the important priorities in your life. This week I am going to write about how to change your scenery and in...
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Our Aging Parents

Guidelines For Visiting A Friend In The Hospital, Rehab Center Or Nursing Home?

Posted: 9 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Our Aging Parents | Read Time: 3 minutes, 27 seconds
{Pershing Square}What are the dos and don'ts of visiting friends in the hospital, rehab centers and nursing homes? Based on the experience with my parents, I have a few guidelines that I follow in terms of visitation of friends and their family in these group situations. My goal is to support my friends during a difficult period but at the same ti...
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Food & Drink

Join Me For Foodie Fridays

Posted: 9 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Food & Drink | Read Time: 1 minute, 51 seconds
{Spring Cherries}I have been in the kitchen cooking since I was a little kid on a step stool. I learned most of what I know from my grandmother, my mom and high school Home Ec. Honest, I learned several tricks in Home Ec that I still use today. My greatest skill is that I can follow a recipe and my best dishes are classic Southern recipes. Today...
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Intentional Living Series

Intentional Living Series Week Twenty-Six: Exhaustion

Posted: 9 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Intentional Living Series | Read Time: 2 minutes, 24 seconds
{Violets in my garden}"I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom." ~Thomas CarlyleBoredom took center stage in Week 25 as I wrote about the effects of boredom on life. This week I will discuss having too many ideas and the resulting exhaustion. I developed a pattern during high school and colleg...
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Life Management

Are You Too Old To Wear High Tops?

Posted: 9 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 2 minutes, 10 seconds
 My daughter and I have an agreement. I made her promise to tell me if I ever started dressing funny. My maternal grandmother and mother both started to concoct outlandish get-ups in the final months and years of their lives. As they aged, their internal thermostat seemed to breakdown. In response, they started to "layer" their look. My grandmother wore a tiny flowered pri...
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Family & Relationships

Facebook: Do You Know Rule #11?

Posted: 9 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Family & Relationships | Read Time: 3 minutes, 17 seconds
{Town Center in Peekskill, NY}In our family we have a set of rules and rule #11 is "Don't write anything down that you don't want printed on the front page of the New York Times". All my business and personal letters have been judged by this criteria and it has served me well. My sister and I have had many "I can't believe they wrote that down in...
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Intentional Living Series

Intentional Living Series Week Twenty-Five: Boredom

Posted: 9 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Intentional Living Series | Read Time: 2 minutes, 51 seconds
"You will find boredom where there is an absence of good ideas." ~Earl Nightingale Week 24 was all about crafting a life story that you would be proud to share; this week I will write about the double-edged sword of boredom. Growing up my brother and I had imaginations that were fueled by the B-movies that were shown at our local movie theater and...
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Life Management

Is Sorbet The Solution? It Was For Me.

Posted: 9 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 2 minutes, 14 seconds
After almost 6 month on divergent paths, Marty and I were going to be home at the same time. Two whole weeks before the traveling started again and we weren't going to waste a minute.  We now had time to get caught up with each other, work on our to-do list and prepare those healthy meals we missed on the road. Off to the grocery store we went to restock the refrigerator and...
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Intentional Living Series Week Twenty-Four: What Is Your Story?

Posted: 9 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Intentional Living Series | Read Time: 2 minutes, 46 seconds
{What is her story?}"If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop the story”. ~ Orson WellesWeek 23 I looked at cause and effect...how past actions resulted in the life we live today. In week 24, I am examining the life story that we are building through our internal narrative. Whenever I visit...
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