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I love to connect with my readers, and in my monthly newsletter, I share my thoughts, updates about events, a discussion of what I've been reading, stories from life in Connecticut, and much more. Feel free to browse my past newsletters and stop by at the beginning of each month to read my latest note to you.

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Writing in my garden, photographed by my granddaughter Cooper.

June 2020

6/1/2020

I love you.

June is, indeed, busting out all over. I awaken every morning predawn with a fresh sense of anticipation, wonder, awe and enthusiasm. Mother Nature’s physical beauty has come to inspire, delight and teach.

Suddenly the frost is behind us and before us are warmer days, with beauty and color appearing everywhere. The hot pink geraniums are planted into the window boxes that surround the cottage, and this grace note miraculously transforms the entire energy of the cottage. When the sun shines on their vibrancy, whether looking in or out of open windows, the scene is quite breathtaking. Nature’s healing powers respond favorably to our own respect for her as well as our appreciation.

I’m deeply grateful to you for our heart connection during these excruciatingly difficult times. Thank you. I feel our interconnection is growing stronger as we support each other in a rainbow ...

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Writing in my garden, photographed by my granddaughter Cooper.

June 2020

6/1/2020

I love you.

June is, indeed, busting out all over. I awaken every morning predawn with a fresh sense of anticipation, wonder, awe and enthusiasm. Mother Nature’s physical beauty has come to inspire, delight and teach.

Suddenly the frost is behind us and before us are warmer days, with ...

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A photo taken by Cooper of me writing in the garden overlooking the harbor.

May 2020

5/1/2020

Dear Friends,

Happy May Day!

I love you. As I wrote in the opening of Living a Beautiful Life, Dr. Samuel Johnson taught us that we don’t so much need to be informed as reminded. Let me remind you how much you mean to me. In your own way ...

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April 2020

4/1/2020

I love you. Because we have all been thrown into this pandemic, I am writing to you from the innermost recesses of my heart. I want to be worthy of your trust, as your sincere friend.

On March 12, an intimate few of us were at the Inn at Stonington ...

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Love and Peace in Trying Times

3/21/2020

My heart expands to those of you in all corners of the globe. We are intertwined in this unprecedented universal health crisis. We are presented with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to think compassionately and act nobly, buoyed up by our courage of our commitment to play our part and do our ...

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March 2020

3/1/2020
Happy March. Each month has its season and significance. My first-born child, Alexandra, was born in March, as was my beloved Peter. I intend to celebrate every day as beautifully as possible while basking in the glow of all the fascinating people I’ve met on the last two retreats ...
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February 2020

2/1/2020
Happy Leap Year February!

This is the shortest month with the theme of love; but every four years we are given a bonus day. Ah, a bonus day. Not a bonus check, not a reward for work we have preformed, but a spiritual grace note. A great deal of our ...
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January 2020

1/1/2020

Dear Friends,

I hope your Christmas and the holidays were full of love, joy, peace and hope.

Happy New Year! 2020 will be a challenging year for all of us, in varying degrees and for a variety of paradoxical reasons. Personally, I don’t make New Year’s resolutions because ...

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December 2019

12/1/2019

Dear Friends,

We are in the throes of the holiday season, and the spirit of thanks and love are everywhere.

November began with my celebrating my 78th birthday with the most electric, fun, and inspiring Happiness Retreat so far. The following week I went to New York to be with ...

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November 2019

11/1/2019

Dear Friends,

A friend and I were arranging to have a catch up, and we made a lunch date in the near future in order to allow our anticipation of being together have more time to increase our happiness. As much as I am at peace and feel my happiest ...

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October 2019

10/1/2019

Dear Readers,

Happy Octoberfest! September proved to be a turning of the wheel in the right direction for me. I hope this is true for you. For an accumulation of simple and profound reasons, I put my mind and heart to being true to my word. “Living A Beautiful Life ...

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September 2019

9/1/2019

Dear Friends,

The sensuous song of September is in the air. I have fallen in love with the refreshing cool breezes and the expansive white cotton candy clouds in the infinite blue sky as we move into a new exciting season of growth and learning.

Happy fall to you and ...

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August 2019

8/1/2019

Dear Friends,

I wish every possible joy to you in all seasons, especially now, always now. Happy wondrous new month of opportunities and challenges, of endless summer, and all the blessings that envelope us this sparkling time of year. I am embracing the light that brings rainbows of color and ...

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July 2019

7/1/2019

Dear Friends,

Happy July! Love and light to you!

Great news! We are having another Happiness Retreat the end of January.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I am writing you this letter early because Sharon, who publishes my newsletter on the website, is going on a family vacation on ...

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WELCOME

I love to connect with my readers, and in my monthly newsletter, I share my thoughts, updates about events, a discussion of what I've been reading, stories from life in Connecticut, and much more. Feel free to browse my past newsletters and stop by at the beginning of each month to read my latest note to you.