Cold temps, warm hearts

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There’s something special about living in a city that’s freezing cold, dark, and covered with snow for almost half of the year. Not only do you become hardened to the cold, making every other place on earth feel tropical, but you find amazingly creative ways to stay warm. I think…

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Throw away the bad

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If there’s one thing I’ve come to realize lately, it’s that life is unpredictable. One second, one curve ball, could turn the best day you’ve ever had into the worst. Sometimes the curve balls that are thrown our way are so big that they knock us off our feet. Sometimes…

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Milk life

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If you didn’t already know through all of the buzz in the media, the “Got Milk?” campaign is done and has been replaced with a new slogan: “Milk Life”. The goal of the campaign is to emphasize milk’s nutritional benefits – specifically protein. While this Ad Age article does a…

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One door closes

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They say that when one door closes, another one opens. Well, that has never felt more true. While I was sad to get let go from The News, I made the decision early on to flip my perspective and look at it as a blessing in disguise. Once I did,…

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A new chapter

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Just one week ago, I lost my job at The Buffalo News due to restructuring and cut backs. Given my tendency to “blog it out”, it shouldn’t surprise you that I’ve spent a large part of this past week writing. As I have been reflecting, I am finding silver linings…

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Silver linings

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Within the past year, I’ve become very good at finding silver linings. Everything that I have experienced throughout this past year has shown me the value and importance of always having a positive outlook, regardless of the situation. Optimism is a choice. You decide how you want to look at…

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My oldest friend

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Jen Halper and I go way back. We met in nursery school at the age of two and were inseparable from the start. Throughout our childhood, we did just about everything together: school (nursery, elementary, Hebrew, middle, high and the first year of undergrad,) sports teams (gymnastics and soccer,) detention,…

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Circle of life

Circle of life

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The passing of Nana has come at a time when I’ve been surrounded by experiences which remind me of the circle of life. I spent both Thanksgiving and Christmas in Pittsburgh this past year. Being in Pittsburgh always used to remind me of my grandma, who passed away almost 3…

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Pure mazel

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I attended Nana’s funeral, or celebrated her life (as I like to think of it), on January 9, 2014. The fact that I was able to be in New York to do so was largely up to chance. (See: Buffalo blizzard) I was fortunate that the polar vortex hit exactly…

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Bloggerversary

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I started this blog exactly one year ago to the day. At the time, I was in desperate need of a creative outlet. I had always loved writing but had always been hesitant to share my writing with the public out of fear of criticism. I knew that the only…

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