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FAMILY

"This year, I am thankful for memories. And feelings. And the life I’ve lived so far (been blessed with so far) because it has been wonderful. We are told not to look back, not to look forward, but to stay in the present, but today I’m indulging myself," writes Jill Pertler.
"One day not long ago, I scratched my head and felt something peculiar under my fingertips. Something flaky, thicker than regular skin and not quite right atop my scalp," writes Jill Pertler.
"People looking in from the outside wouldn’t necessarily see or know that I’m having a bit of a rough patch. You know how those things (also) go. We hide our rough patches because they aren’t becoming, or at least that’s what we believe," writes Jill Pertler.
"I want to sleep in late, when I feel like it and take a nap later because that feels good too. But that's only the beginning," writes Jill Pertler.
Columnist Jessie Veeder writes about how sharing hobbies and interests with your kids is a great way to bond.
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"All love should be unconditional. Putting conditions on love negates it. It makes it less than love. Love, felt truly, madly, deeply from the heart is infinite and without conditions. It is love — plain and simple," writes Jill Pertler.
"Think about it for a minute," writes columnist Jessie Veeder. "When was the last time you stood in line for something, maybe the grocery store aisle or the post office and just stood there? No digging your phone out of your pocket to scroll the latest updates on social media or the news feed custom made for your specific brand of dread and drama?"
Indulge in unencumbered time. Call it what you want: wasted time, leisure time, meditative time, a vacation from realty or just the weekend. Do it unapologetically and with abandon, because it is time spent 'just' for you," writes Jill Pertler.

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