Friendship and relationship advice,  Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Musuem,  Health & wellbeing,  Spirituality

It’s all so complicated …

“Life is actually quite simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” ~Confucius

Human beings have a knack for crafting lives of infinite complexity.

For starters, we shame ourselves if we’re not always “busy” or available on demand. We overburden our schedules with more commitments than we can easily manage, and consequently create more drama, more problems, than we can aptly resolve. Then we spend hours responding to hundreds of virtual strangers on social media platforms — and wonder why we don’t have a spare moment to gather with real friends for coffee.

This year, why not aim for pure-and-simple choices in every aspect of life, from household chores to social connections? Isn’t it a relief, just to think about it? ~CL

Throughout my career, I've worked as a book production editor, travel magazine editor, features writer, and weekly newspaper columnist. My award-winning lifestyles features and essays have appeared in many national magazines and anthologies, including Newsweek, Reader's Digest, The Christian Science Monitor, Writer's Digest, Victoria, Better Homes & Gardens, Bella Grace, and more. My weekly Sunday "Life Lines" column ran for 14 years in The Daily Tribune (Royal Oak, MI) and won a First Place (Local Columns) award from the Michigan Press Association. My essay collection, Writing Home, includes 93 previously published columns and essays focusing on parenthood and family life.

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