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From Tension to Tenderness — healing the Mother Daughter relationship

Healing the Mother Daughter Relationship

It’s been said that one of the toughest relationships in the world is the one between mothers and adult daughters. I can vouch for that. My daughter, Laurie, and I love each other but in the past I drove her crazy and she frustrated me to distraction. We had good times, fun times, but we… Read More

Four-Legged Fosters–Helping shelter animals from their forever homes

Fostering a shelter animal can be a life-changing experience—not only for the pet, but for you as well. Shelters and adoption centers use fostering for a variety of reasons: to free up space, allow an animal recovery time from an illness or surgery, help an animal that is not thriving in the shelter, or train… Read More

Our Fur Babies

The bond between humans and their pets is a strong one. Science has proven that we love our pets in a way that eerily similar to the way we love our children. When a pet gazes at its owner, oxytocin spikes in the brains of both animal and human. Oxytocin, you may recall from science… Read More

Learning for Life–Pushing past fear for lifetime enrichment

The first time Gini Fischer stepped into a four-person shell as part of a rowing crew, she was 54 years old and not entirely confident. “At first it was disconcerting,” she says. “No one knew what they were doing.” Fischer and her crewmates shared more than inexperience; they were all breast cancer survivors who first… Read More

Ten Minutes with a Travel Show Executive Producer

Mercedes Velgot was born in Chicago to a doctor father and a nurse mother, both of whom were immigrants from the Philippines. Her father instilled in her a love of travel and adventure from an early age, which serves Velgot well today, in her role as executive producer on the popular syndicated travel/adventure program “Born… Read More

Dog Paddle – A Wilton dog shares his swimming story

My name is Duncan aka Dunkie-doo. I’m a dog. A yellow Labrador, to be precise. Okay, full disclosure, I’m really a Labrador mix from a shelter in South Carolina. My human mom, fell in love with my picture online seven years ago and filled out the adoption paperwork for me on the spot. Along with… Read More

Not Just for Kids VR Technology is BEING embraced by Seniors

Imagine viewing the stunning spectacle of the Aurora Borealis, exploring the pyramids of Giza, and walking amongst hundreds of penguins in the Antarctic all on the same day. You no longer need to be a jet-setting billionaire to enjoy these once-in-a-lifetime experiences—you just need virtual reality. The concept of simulated, multi-sensory experiences first emerged in… Read More

The Art of It – Sparrow

Like many artists, Alissa Siegal’s paintings hang in numerous galleries, private homes, corporate collections, and universities, but her art has also appeared in the movies, notably The Bounty Hunter and Something Borrowed. “I am constantly experimenting and evolving my style and subject matter—everything from my life shows up in my work,” says Siegal. “I… Read More

The World Is Waiting – An annual guide to the area’s diverse selection of private schools

Every year we put together a comprehensive list of the private schools in the area to help arm parents with important information for making decisions on their child’s education. The list is extensive and does include all boys, all girls, religiously affiliated and special needs schools. We hope you find it helpful. Apple Blossom School Read More

From the Ground Up – Wilton Farmers Market has Something for Everyone

It’s harvest time, so why not head over to the Wilton Farmers Market and pick up some fresh, locally grown fruits and veggies? You can also sip a healthy beverage, grab a bite to eat, or pick up a unique gift. This season sees the return of many longtime participants, as well as some new… Read More

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