FOOD FOR THOUGHT, Ann’s Blog

Blessed Christmas

Merry Christmas! I hope you’ve had good experience practicing Random Acts of Kindness so far this Advent season. And, I hope you’ve found the practice to be uplifting to you, as well as to those you gifted with your kind acts.… Read More

Random Acts of Kindness

Instead of enjoying a traditional advent calendar this month where you uncover small goodies or trinkets, why not start a tradition of a Random Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar? Every day you uncover a kindness “task” you do. (ok, I know we’re a into the month already, so double up a couple of days!) You can be really creative and actually make a calendar with daily random acts to perform, or just make it a point to practice at least one each day.… Read More

Being Thankful

Recent research studies have shown that being thankful boosts our immune system and increases blood flow to the heart. So even though we may overeat, or sit around watching football games on Thanksgiving, we can actually boost both physical and emotional health by holding the energy of gratitude.… Read More

Gladness and Joy

Last column I suggested that you not let the stupid things get you down. I shared a story of an exchange with a telemarketer that threatened to temporarily destroy my serenity. This time I’d like suggest that you DO let gladsome exchanges lift you up.… Read More

Don’t Let Stupid Things Get You Down

My trusty calendar alert had just reminded I have a column due, and I was wondering what to write about this week, when I got a call originating from Park Ridge, IL.  The entire caller ID was not revealed, but it started off 1-847-823-54…  I answered prepared to tell the caller to take me off their calling list.… Read More

The “Green Thing”

I confess this column is not original.  This story came across my desk again this week, and it’s too good not to share. I’m guessing that many of you readers of “Food For Thought” can relate to this. If you’re one of the younger folks who can’t relate, it’s good information for you to know so you don’t inadvertently tick off one of us older folks. … Read More

A Reason, A Season, Or A Lifetime

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Connecting With Long Time Friends

I’m writing from the Jet Blue terminal at Logan Airport while readying to take off for Richmond, VA.  I’ll be visiting Dianna and Laura (formerly Ragge) this Labor Day Weekend. Some of you “mature” townies may remember them living on Eighth Avenue, across the street from the beach where they were flooded out in every storm.… Read More

The Fall

It’s back to school time again. I haven’t had kids going back to school for quite a number of years. Even so Fall is my favorite season. I love the cooler days that arrive in New England, the changing of the leaves, and the return to more structured days.… Read More

Thoughts from the Dalai Lama

I recently came across a quote, attributed to His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. I had an idea of who he is, but wanted to clarify.  From dalailam.com, I share the briefest overview of what I learned: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk.… Read More

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