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Tanya Feke

The National Senior Games Rival the Olympics

Image: James Richardson, 80, in the high jump. Credit: THOMAS COINER/NSGA Welcome to Live-It-Uary, a place to celebrate life while we live it. Live-It-Uary honors people who show kindness, people who create and inspire, people who do good deeds. Thank you for making the world…

You Say You Want to Be a Writer

Image: © peshkov (Fotolia.com) The Writer Without a Coffee Habit I may be crossing a line when I say this, especially as a writer, but I don’t like coffee. I really don’t. Unless it is mixed with heaping amounts of sugar AND served up as ice cream, I…

What Groundhog Day Teaches Us About Today

Image: Andie MacDowell and Bill Murray in Groundhog Day (1993), Columbia Pictures Time Is of the Essence In the movie Groundhog Day, one of my all-time favorites, self-absorbed weatherman Phil Connors is forced to live the same day over and over again — until he gets it right. That…

You Are What You Eat in the The Breakfast Club

Image: Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, and Emilio Estevez in The Breakfast Club (1985), Universal Pictures My John Hughes Life In 2017, I championed My Bridget Jones Life. In 2018, I’m moving into John Hughes territory. Not only does the director have a litany of classic 80s movies under his…

Bounce Back When It Counts

Image: © Sergey Nivens (Fotolia.com) Life Is Basketball We live in New England, but instead of cheering for the Boston Celtics, my son rocks a Cleveland Cavaliers jersey. At least that was the case until the Cavs traded his favorite player, Kyrie Irving, to the Celtics. Then again, since it…

Finding Time to Write

Image (from left to right): Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, and Matthew Broderick in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), Paramount Pictures The Speed of Life Ferris Bueller knew how to live life to the fullest. Whether it was singing Danke Schoen on a float, dining as the Sausage King…

When Mary Poser Welcomed Me into Her Home

Image: Tanya Feke, MD and Mary Poser in Columbus, WI back in 2008 (my own photo) Welcome to Live-It-Uary, a place to celebrate life while we live it. Live-It-Uary honors people who show kindness, people who create and inspire, people who do good deeds. Thank you…

Out with the Old and In with the New Year

Image: Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001), Miramax.com My Bridget Jones Life My December 2017 Resolution Stats (See my original resolutions, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, and November stats here) Averaged 210+ minutes of exercise per week (v. good, above goal) 2…

Why You Should (and Shouldn’t) Write What You Know

Image:© alphaspirit (Fotolia.com) Every Story Has Been Written I’m sorry to burst your bubble, but your story is not one of a kind. It’s not the first time you will hear this either. Every story has already been told. Man v. fate Man v. man…

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

Image: Image (from left to right): Juliette Lewis, Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, and Johnny Galecki in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989), Warner Bros. The Perfect Christmas Tree You see it time and again in the movies and on television. Unless it’s A Charlie Brown…