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“Willpower is for people who are still uncertain about what they want to do.” – Helia Forget willpower. It’s elusive, ill-defined and hard to sustain. There’s an easier way. Years of scientific research confirms that the key to lasting change has to do with habits. So if you want to make lasting...
Reader enjoys daytime rests! Loved your column on naps (Sept. 7, 2017 issue of The Daniel Island News)! I thought my two-hour daily naps were an anomaly. Grateful to have a siesta soul sister on Daniel Island! By the way this has been my afternoon routine for 21 years. Marty Davis Daniel Island
Many of us know someone who has just left the nest heading for college. The months and weeks leading up to the departure usually involve lots of raw emotion, a scurry of activity around packing and buying new items, and learning the rules and regulations around move-in day. In fact, there is often...
Take a nap. I do. Almost every day. Sometimes my nap lasts up to two hours or more, but usually it’s more like a half hour. I wrote the “Take a Nap” note on my fridge, not because I need a reminder – it comes naturally to me. In fact, my husband says my greatest skill is that I am able to take a...
Mayor Tecklenburg addresses issues of importance to DI A gathering of neighborhood association presidents met recently with City of Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg to discuss issues important to their communities. I was honored to attend as a representative for the Daniel Island Neighborhood...
Over the years I’ve tried dozens of strategies to reduce anxiety and, shocking though it may seem, some of them actually work. You’re probably familiar with the standard recommendations: exercise, meditate, practice gratitude, improve your diet, re-commit to a budget, challenge negative core...
Exercise your right to vote! Voting is the most powerful way to have citizens’ voices heard, and it is the core of our democracy. Voting is a chance to stand up for what matters most to citizens and have an impact on the issues that affect them, their communities and their futures. Informed voters...
Fact #1: They’re extremely rare Solar eclipses themselves (partial or annular) aren’t all that rare—in fact, there are between two and five solar eclipses each year. But a total solar eclipse—that is, when the moon completely blocks out the sun’s rays—that’s once in a lifetime or less. Explained...
It is hard to believe that the summer is almost over and school is back in session beginning this week. While kids may groan, many parents are excited—that much I am sure. For those who live in the Clements Ferry and Daniel Island communities, there is even more to be excited about—a new high...
“Garbage in, garbage out!” What an appropriate sign for the refrigerator – in light of it being our frequent source of nutrition. But that’s not why I posted it. It was a saying that my high school computer programming teacher, Mr. Rendina, repeated with what seemed like arrogant and annoying...

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