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Sep 18, 2013
Indigo by the Water
Photo:Cindy Papish Gerber
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Feb 24, 2013
This time we’ll be talking about “Grief and Loss”, an issue we’ve been struggling with since the unthinkable violence in Newtown on December 14th. As you’ll hear in the podcast, grief and loss comes in many different forms - everything from the the sudden death of a spouse or a child to the loss... read more
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Feb 3, 2013
For our 70th "in person"conversation, we’ll be talking about “Germs”, which came to mind because we’re having a really bad flu season, and because... read more
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Jan 27, 2013
As we rounded the corner in to 2013, my thoughts turned from the food I had been eating during the holidays to the food I’ve been eating during the... read more
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Dec 23, 2012
I try to be a happy person, and I’m becoming more and more aware of the fact that to be truly happy, you have to look beyond yourself. (This seems... read more
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Dec 16, 2012
For episode 67 of the RLSG, we decided to talk about “holiday stress”. This was before our perception of the world changed - just two days ago - as... read more
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Dec 9, 2012
This time I decided to focus on extreme temperatures and money - two things I have a problem with.  For this conversation, I invited Duo Dickin... read more
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Dec 2, 2012
The holiday season has me thinking about parties, decorations and family togetherness... and the way people freak out when things don't live up to... read more
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Nov 18, 2012
The great paradox of the holiday season for me has always been the way joy and stress walk hand in hand as we traverse the short days of November a... read more
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Nov 12, 2012
When you look at the degree to which families are worried about money these days, we're talking about something of fairly epic proportions. College... read more
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Oct 21, 2012
Out of all the things that confuse me (and there are many), parenting has to be at the top of my list. It's something I really, really, really don'... read more
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Oct 7, 2012
We've been focusing our conversations on the specifics of some of our categories lately, and in the area of relationships, there are many difficult... read more
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Oct 1, 2012
With the election season bearing down on us, we thought it appropriate to feature a conversation about our what our civic and social responsibiliti... read more
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Sep 23, 2012
"That's meaning of life isn't it - trying to find a place for your stuff." George Carlin. The man is a genius. Our family downsized about three... read more
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Sep 9, 2012
Having just arranged for the payment of a rather large college tuition bill ("arranged" meaning we borrowed most of it), the topic of "buying stuff... read more
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Sep 2, 2012
When the calendar switches from August to September, I can't help but think about the various ways I have felt about fall over the years: nervousne... read more
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Aug 26, 2012
The goal of the Real Life Survival Guide is to explore common mistakes by sharing advice and expertise, and this week I decided to to focus on the... read more
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Aug 19, 2012
This week we gathered at The Rib House in East Haven Connecticut, to brainstorm ideas for the chapter on “working”, and in keeping with my self-con... read more
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Aug 12, 2012
 Having spent an afternoon with some of New Haven's most notable chefs, I got sense that the biggest mistake we make when selecting our food is a l... read more
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Aug 6, 2012
Just before our brainstorming session on etiquette, Guest Editor Joanne Kahan sent me an email that read “Pretty sure etiquette is dying a slow dea... read more
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