Life enhancers

Find the Joy, Enjoy the joy, Spread the Joy

By Nicole Urdang | March 19, 2013
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“I saw grief drinking a cup of sorrow and called out, ‘It tastes sweet, does it not?’ ‘You’ve caught me,’ grief answered, ‘and you’ve ruined my business. ……How can I sell sorrow, when you know it’s a blessing?’” ~Rumi~ HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING? My life goes on in endless song above earth’s lamentations, […]

Create The Life You Want

By Nicole Urdang | April 25, 2012
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We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers. Carl Sagan What makes asking the questions and working on their answers such a courageous act is its potential to shatter our status quo. Yet, it is precisely by plumbing our depths that we move towards greater […]

Food: Fast, Cheap & Healthy

By Nicole Urdang | December 12, 2009
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Even without a divorce on the horizon, almost everyone wants to eat better for less. At first, maximizing your food budget can seem daunting; but, with practice, it becomes creative, fun, and empowering. The following is a list of suggestions for eating balanced, nutrient dense foods without spending a fortune. * Before you choose any […]

Poems To Help You Cope With Life, Loss & Divorce

By Nicole Urdang | June 4, 2009
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The library of congress has a treasure trove of poems for any mood. You can find their offerings here: Here are some of my favorites:   Love After Love The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at […]

Practical Matters During A Divorce

By Nicole Urdang | October 25, 2008
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First and foremost: Trust your intuition.  If you have a bad gut feeling pay attention to it, whether it “makes sense” or not. If you have any joint accounts with large sums of money freeze them.  Ditto for any open lines of credit, like a home equity line of credit. If there’s anything you want, […]

Chocolate’s Healing Powers

By Nicole Urdang | October 12, 2008
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Chocolate is one of the greatest substances on earth.  In addition to being sublimely delicious, it bathes your brain in feel-good chemicals.  I know none of us needs more reasons to sink our teeth into something decadent, especially during stressful times, but I can’t resist sharing these findings with you. Phenylethylamine may not be the […]