DR. RODIER’S ADVICE AND WISH FOR A HAPPY NEW YEAR- LEARN TO DEACCELERATE!


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Advice for A Happy New Year!

My most fervent wish for you is that you are able to “decelerate” in this age of “accelerations.” (“Thanks for being late,” 2016 book by Thomas L. Friedman.) In the maddening rush to secure more and more material things we run the risk of overworking and spending too much time caught up in a rat race. I hope you are able to live a simple lifestyle so you may take naps, read and ponder every day what is truly important in your life, your family’s and your loved ones in 2017.

I have learned a lot from him…

 

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