Category Archives: tips

Writing Tip: Where to Find Inspiration

Tweet I’ve been a professional writer and editor for more than a decade…and, actually, closer to 15 years. (Where did the time go?!) And I wrote for fun for many years before that. One question that comes up when it … Continue reading

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Are You Open to Surprises?

Tweet Life’s beauty can arrive by surprise. 🌸⁣ We can plan and try to predict things all we want (quick shout out to the Type As and planners out there), but things happen all the time that are completely out … Continue reading

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Positive Thinking: Our Words and Beliefs Matter

Tweet As I was walking in our nation’s capital this spring, taking in the beautiful cherry blossoms, I had some realizations. We’re surrounded by beauty—for me, I can see it every day—but we don’t always take time to notice. And … Continue reading

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Health Tip: Why Adults Should Go Out and Play

Tweet We’ve just had our first snow of 2019 in DC, so I had to go out and play around. It was incredibly nice to venture out into the fresh snow as it fell. I laughed a lot and was … Continue reading

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3 Festive DC Destinations to Visit Year-Round

Tweet This month, I thought about booking a flight out of town. The travel bug almost bit me again. But then I thought about the fact that I live in the nation’s capital. And there are tons of things to … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Protect Your Hearing

Tweet So I love getting out to events and listening to live music. But these fun activities can have a down side. Sadly. If you’re around loud sounds, you should know that you could be at risk for tinnitus and … Continue reading

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Training for Surgery? Yes, You Can

Tweet These days, Americans train to get in shape for marathons, weddings and backpacking trips. So why not train for surgery? Tens of millions of surgeries are scheduled each year in the United States, and each can result in complications … Continue reading

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Are Your Shoes Hurting Your Health?

Tweet I’m an admitted shoe fanatic, but I also love writing about wellness. So the recent health story I wrote on 9 Footwear Do’s and Don’ts for USNews.com was really fun. The truth is, our feet withstand lots of abuse … Continue reading

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Facts on Contacts: Most of Us Have Bad Habits

Tweet Most of us think we know how to clean our contacts, but a new study finds less than 1 percent of people (less than 1 percent!) actually care for them properly, WebMd Health News reports. And bad habits have … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Leopard and Cheetah Print

Tweet You say you’re crazy for cheetah print, but do you really like leopard? The prints are easy to mix up—and often are—but you’ll know the difference after reading this post. Your cheat-sheet for cheetah spots: They’re  just one color. Leopard print, … Continue reading

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