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Teaching Gratitude to Tots Oct. 23, 2020

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: Many of the letters to you complain of ungrateful children and adults who don't send tha... Read More

Time to Stay or Go Sep. 30, 2020

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: Almost four years ago, I had a double mastectomy, and five months prior to that, a compl... Read More

Vacationers vs. Visitors Sep. 16, 2020

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Dear Annie: My husband and I are 77 years old. Our lake home has four bedrooms and plenty of space f... Read More

Till the Well Runs Dry Sep. 06, 2020

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I don't know if you would ever run my attached thoughts, but just writing them down has ... Read More

Gratitude Jul. 31, 2020

Positive Aging

At this stage of our lives, especially if we are having a down day, it can be all too easy to tell o... Read More

Gratitude for Dads Jun. 21, 2020

Dear Annie®

Dear Readers: Happy Fathers Day! In this poem, William Wordsworth celebrates being able to see the w... Read More

Three C's for a COVID-19 Relationship Jun. 10, 2020

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I am a college student who has been dating a girl for about two months. She's from out o... Read More

'Sentenced to Live' May. 28, 2020

From the Desk of Dr. J

Maya Angelou once said, "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story." I would humbly add... Read More

I Want To Tell My Teacher That I Miss Her May. 22, 2020

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: My favorite teacher was fired by our school district about two and half months ago, jus... Read More

Bed Gratitude May. 20, 2020

Single File®

Her phone call startled me. The distraught woman on the other end spoke in rapid-fire sentences, mos... Read More

Pandemic Activities That Makes the Glass Half Full May. 12, 2020

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: In the midst of all the negativity toward the coronavirus pandemic challenges, it is eas... Read More

Concerned About Lack of Social Distancing May. 09, 2020

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I live in a small community in New Jersey. My wife and I have three daughters, and the t... Read More

Making the Ordinary Extraordinary May. 06, 2020

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: Just adding my opinion about coping in these difficult times. I don't want to be identif... Read More

How to Get Your Perspective Back on Track May. 05, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

My Dear Readers: These days, it's easy to fall into the muck and mire of worry and defeat. Personal ... Read More

Modeling Jealousy or Gratitude? Apr. 29, 2020

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: Here comes another summer, and I always enjoy taking my children to a local amusement pa... Read More

How to Keep Calm and Carry On Apr. 15, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Life is uncertain. We know that. What we don't want to admit is how quickly uncertainty can morph in... Read More

Sleepless in Santa Monica Apr. 04, 2020

Susan Estrich

When I was a kid, my mother and sister used to castigate me for being too emotional (I cried), not t... Read More

Things to Be Grateful for Apr. 02, 2020

Laura Hollis

Even in the throes of a global pandemic, it's possible to find things to be grateful for. In fact, I... Read More

My Mom's Mantra Mar. 26, 2020

Jackie Gingrich Cushman

My mom grew up in what she called a middle-class family, with one car, hand-me-downs for the childre... Read More

I Am My Brother's and Sister's Keeper Mar. 26, 2020

From the Desk of Dr. J

It has been quite troubling during the past two weeks as we have continuously watched news updates o... Read More