January 5, 2012
Getting Away; Giving Away; Close vs Streep and more
If you're already sick of winter after just one day of below freezing weather, then make sure to enter our fabulous spa giveaway at the Tabacón Grand Spa in Costa Rica (worth $6100). Tell your friends too. And join the 3Ts in Budapest in May. This will be a trip of a lifetime!
And now here's a newsflash. Relationships aren't perfect. But do they have to be? Read on for some New Year's love advice. And what does that phrase "living authentically" really mean? We've got that covered for you too this week. And we think Michele Keith was peaking in on our bathroom when she suggests that perhaps we don't really need 6 shampoos and 10 conditioners in the tub and shower? You'll like her room by room de-cluttering tips.
January is a great time to hit Broadway, and Valerie Smaldone has the scoop on a new musical, Lysistrata Jones. Plus we've got Lisa Kirchner's review of Iron Lady starring Meryl Streep as Maggie Thatcher. Speaking of which, Liz Smith says Glenn Close's performance in Albert Nobbs may just ace out Meryl Streep's in Iron Lady at the Golden Globes.
Finding Perfect Love. Rev. Laurie Sue recently sat down with her friend Arielle Ford in the New Year to talk about her new book, WABI SABI LOVE: The Ancient Art of Finding Perfect Love in Imperfect Relationships (HarperOne, January 3, 2012). It has a funny name (you may be tempted to confuse it with wasabi, the green Japanese horseradish) but it is based on a wonderful idea: Relationships aren't perfect nor are the people we love, but we can all find a way to accept the flaws and thereby find deeper joy in our relationships. Read on.
50 Ways to Get Real In the Upcoming Year. Authenticity. It's one of those words that gets tossed around quite a bit these days. (In fact, it's in danger of becoming a bit of a cliché.) Sure, we all think we're authentic in our words and actions. But what does it actually mean? More to the point, what does an authentic life really look like? Kathleen McIntire, creator along with artist Erin Cote of Guiding Signs 101 (Soaring in Light), share the following tips for "getting real" in various areas of your life. Read on.
Neaten up for the New Year. How are your New Year's Resolutions holding up? Not so great? You're not alone. But it's not too late to add one to the list that you can keep: De-clutter and organize your home so it's beautiful, efficient and relaxing. Even if you don't possess a neatnik gene you can do it. Get the family on your side and it's a slam dunk! Read Michele Keith's great room by room de-clutter tips.
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