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Roar emotion

Anyone else out there wondering why midlife seems to be the adolescence you never had? I have always been a pretty straight-laced, quiet, by-the-book sort of person. I used to stay in my little box most of the time, rarely venturing out of the comfort zone. As I climb through my 40s, however I’m throwing more and … Continue reading

These hips fib a little

So I’ve been taking a belly dancing class once a week, learning to shimmy and undulate, make hip circles and snake arms. Believe me, it’s not as easy as it sounds. But I’m loving every minute. There’s just one class left and I’ll be sad to see it end. You see, the class is a perfect … Continue reading

Remembering the difference even one person can make

Last weekend, we remembered MayMarie Conte, an amazing lady who lost her battle with cancer recently, but went out fighting — and determined to keep smiling. The service at Zion Lutheran Church in Stamford was lovely, highlighted by some of the hymns and Bible verses MayMarie loved, and punctuated by emotional remembrances from those whose lives she touched. She … Continue reading

Look Ma! Jazz hands!

I get a strange reaction from people who have known me for a long time when I say I recently became a Jazzercise instructor. Friends who go back as far as King Street Elementary School in Port Chester, NY, remember me — vividly, I’m sure — clinging to the climbing rope a mere two feet … Continue reading

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