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January 1, 2014

Column: 2014: Sorry, but there won’t be any more excuses from me


Reaching for wine — when water is better for me and is probably what I really need!

Excuses — for why I’m not doing things I want to do and know are good for me, like making time for friends, getting a decent night’s sleep and pursuing dreams.

Here’s wishing you and yours a happy, healthy New Year and hoping your resolutions for 2014 will be achieved. (If they aren’t, don’t apologize. Just accept it “is what it is” and move on already!)


Mary Alice Cookson is a columnist and magazine editor. She lives in Beverly, and welcomes comments at

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