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A Letter from Danielle for January ’23
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  A Letter from Danielle for January ’23
Hi Everyone, I hope you had wonderful holidays and feel renewed and full of energy as we begin this new year! Or: maybe you want to hibernate this month, in the cold weather. It’s a good month to tuck in with a good book—and I’m very excited about the two books that are coming out […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for December ’22
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  A Letter from Danielle for December ’22
Hi Everyone, December has to be my favorite month. I love Christmas as much as I did as a child, maybe more, since I have my own children to share it with now. It can be a challenging time in families, a busy, stressful time, or a hard time if you are alone. But underneath […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for November ’22
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  A Letter from Danielle for November ’22
Hi Everyone, I hope you’ve had a good fall, with good things happening. I am always stunned by how fast November and December roll around, with the holidays almost here. November is a wonderful time for the gathering of family and/or friends for Thanksgiving. And also a great time, if you have no plans, to […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for October ’22
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  A Letter from Danielle for October ’22
Hi Everyone, I hope you are hitting your stride as October begins, and you are enjoying the fall. I love October—the crisp, cooler weather and the pace that picks up as we settle into fall after the summer. We all need the vacation time we try to get in the summer, with family gatherings, bare […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for September ’22
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  A Letter from Danielle for September ’22
Hi Everyone, I hope you’ve had a great summer, did some fun things, took time off from work, and got to do what you enjoy. I had a week’s vacation with my children in July, and even a week was great, to get away from daily routine. And the day after I got back, I […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for August ’22
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  A Letter from Danielle for August ’22
Hi Everyone, I hope that you are doing well and that life is rolling smoothly for you, and you’ve managed to take some time off this summer to relax and enjoy yourself. Everything seems more precious now after battling Covid for two years—and the isolation and confinements, and constant concern with health measures. It’s not […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for July ’22
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  A Letter from Danielle for July ’22
Hi Everyone, Summer is here at last!!! The July Fourth holiday kicked it off with a big start, with picnics, barbecues, parades, hot dogs, hamburgers, fried chicken, apple pie, and all the foods we associate with the Fourth. And fireworks shows!!! Hopefully, you’re planning a summer vacation, some rest from work, and some relaxing time somewhere that […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for June ’22
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  A Letter from Danielle for June ’22
Hi Everyone, I hope you’ve had a good week. Summer has arrived and I love it, although things have been a little hectic lately, with big projects and writing, family plans, and a massive purge/spring cleaning I did in my closets!!! It was an ambitious project, fun to weed things out that I don’t wear […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for May ’22
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  A Letter from Danielle for May ’22
Hi Everyone, I love the month of May!!! The weather is usually lovely by then, and it feels like spring. May 1, May Day, is Labor Day in France, and everyone gives others sprigs of lily of the valley for good luck: I love its delicate scent. And there are stands which sell it on […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for April ’22
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  A Letter from Danielle for April ’22
Hi Everyone. Well, officially spring is slowly getting here, although dragging its feet a little. But we have some key reminders of spring. (Now for some warm weather!!) Easter is always a good reminder of spring. And I’ve said before, my favorite thing about Easter, religiously, applies to everyone of all and no religions: Resurrection. […] Read more