Life Lessons

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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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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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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Lessons from Lil

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My grandmother is one of my greatest heroes. Lillian Silverberg, otherwise known as L’il Lil, has been my hero and role model for as long as I can remember. Despite the fact that she is 91 years in age, I still have a hard time thinking of her as “old”….

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It’s a choice

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So much of what happens in life is beyond our ability to control. Natural disasters happen. Couples break up. Lay-offs occur. People get sick… There are endless combinations of external circumstances that affect our day-to-day lives. For those of us who enjoy the feeling of control, it is only natural…

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One step at a time

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The past few months haven’t been the easiest for me from a physical and medical standpoint.  I’ve been having back problems and some ankle pain, so I haven’t been able to work out, go running or even long walks. Working out is one of the activities which helps me to…

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