It’s Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Christmas

December is here, which means it’s time for familiar holiday traditions—like “stress” and “guilt.”

However, if the holiday season really was stress-and-guilt-free, my guess is that mid-January we’d find ourselves asking, “Did we even celebrate Christmas?”

Of course, it’s possible everything would feel more normal as soon as we got our credit card bill in the mail or discovered Continue reading “It’s Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Christmas”

Craving Connection

What comes to mind when you think the holidays?  Food, for starters. We put away generous servings of everything from sweet potatoes to snowman-shaped cookies with globs of frosting. But oftentimes the family part is the hardest. You may fortunate enough to have a Norman Rockwell family complete with scores of smiling relatives at your table and Continue reading “Craving Connection”

You Can’t Snuggle with a 4000-Pound Gorilla

I hate to break the news to you, but grudges make really lousy pets.

For starters, they grow WAY too fast. Give them a little TLC and they quickly become too big to keep comfortably in the average-sized suburban home. When furious family members start glaring at each other and snarling, “This house isn’t big enough for the both of us!” what they’re really saying is “the three of us.” The real problem is the Continue reading “You Can’t Snuggle with a 4000-Pound Gorilla”

26 things Chocolate and Love have in common

1. Every body needs chocolate.

2. Chocolate can be bitter, although most of the time it’s sweet.

3. Chocolate is best when shared with a friend.

4. The benefits of chocolate far outweigh the sacrifices.

5. Chocolate means never having to say you’re sorry.

6. Enjoy your chocolate, but if you don’t take a few precautions you may find yourself getting a little thick around the middle.

7. Chocolate changes your body chemistry for the better.

8. Very few people in this world will turn down the gift of chocolate.

9. Chocolate can get very very messy.

10. Even when it’s messy, chocolate is still very very good.

11. Chocolate is habit forming.

12. Sometimes bitter things, covered in chocolate, can be swallowed.

13. Chocolate never goes out of fashion.

14. Chocolate can make things stick together.

15. Chocolate should be savored.

16. Chocolate makes the world go ’round.

17. Chocolate is a great remedy for the blues.

18. Chocolate may change shape under heat and pressure, but it’s still chocolate.

19. Chocolate can make you live longer.

20. Chocolate rocks.

21. There is no substitute for good chocolate.

22. Chocolate is energizing.

23. Chocolate can be really hot.

24. Sometimes chocolate is good therapy.

25. Never take chocolate for granted.

26. You’re never too old to be a connoisseur of fine chocolate.

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