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I love to connect with my readers, and in my monthly newsletter, I share my thoughts, updates about events, a discussion of what I've been reading, stories from life in Connecticut, and much more. Feel free to browse my past newsletters and stop by at the beginning of each month to read my latest note to you.

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Enjoying the fresh-cut zinnias and dahlias at my kitchen writing desk.

October 2021

10/1/2021

I love you! I exuberantly anticipated this September because of my brilliant new vision. Aside from all the sentimental nostalgia associated with my favorite summer month, the magically low humidity and sunny days were exhilarating. Cool mornings, warm days, cool evenings. I always sigh when these glorious days unfold, fully appreciating each precious moment.

The full moon on the last official day of summer lit up the harbor, pre-dawn, in dazzling, sparkling ripples on the water. What a joyful way to greet the sun, with the light of the moon.

I will long remember the entire month of September 2021 as days as “big as years.” My new clear eyesight made every walk full of awe. Every domestic detail became a meditation. Seeing clearly, with vibrant colors, exaggerated my sense of wonder at the pleasure I feel at simple beauty. Doing the dishes in the kitchen sink, looking out at ...

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Enjoying the fresh-cut zinnias and dahlias at my kitchen writing desk.

October 2021

10/1/2021

I love you! I exuberantly anticipated this September because of my brilliant new vision. Aside from all the sentimental nostalgia associated with my favorite summer month, the magically low humidity and sunny days were exhilarating. Cool mornings, warm days, cool evenings. I always sigh when these glorious days unfold, fully ...

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Alexandra watering plants in front of her house

My love of blue, down to the freshly painted shutters and the watering can!

September 2021

9/1/2021

I love you.

I feel joy in the air as I remember the September song: “Try to remember the kind of September when life was slow and oh, so mellow. Then follow, follow, follow.”

Happy September to you. Elissa’s maternity leave, spending her time nurturing a healthy baby boy ...

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August 2021

8/1/2021

I love you!

Happy August!

The past few months of newsletters have been a bit different than usual, because my literary assistant Elissa gave birth to a baby boy! She is taking some time off to care for her new baby, and in June, July and August, I am sharing ...

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The hydrangea forest is in full bloom.

July 2021

7/1/2021

I love to play with a magnetic desk toy called a Bucky Ball. It’s the size of a lollypop, consisting of roughly 105 BB-size beads that attach to metal objects. While this toy doesn’t necessarily draw me to my desk to work, the alluring metal ball never fails ...

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June 2021

6/1/2021

I love you!

This month’s newsletter is a bit different than usual, because my literary assistant Elissa gave birth to a baby boy! She is taking some time off to care for her new baby, and for the next three months—June, July and August—I will share some ...

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Peter and me at the boatyard in Stonington Village, where we liked to hang out.

May 2021

5/1/2021

Happy May!

I’m writing you early on in April because, in the merry month of May, my beloved literary assistant Elissa is having a baby boy. He is quite lively and might come early!

One thing to leads to another. Our new mommy is taking three months away from ...

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My gardenia blooms bring me joy.

April 2021

4/1/2021

I love you!

Happy Spring! Happy Easter!

Before I leap ahead with you in my enthusiasm, I choose to pause. There are tender markings I enjoy reflecting on. March was loaded with wonderful, meaningful memories, moments of deep reflection and loving grace.

Forty-four years ago Alexandra Stoddard Incorporated was born ...

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I potted tulips on a snowy day recently to "force" them. They should bloom in a few weeks.

March 2021

3/1/2021

I love you.

Thank you.

I’m bursting with joy at all the hearts and kisses I felt and received in the wondrous month of love. Mother Teresa became a saint because she loved us. Because of her genuine love for humanity, she was a natural healer. Healers are lovers ...

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Yellow roses represent hope. Photo by Elissa.

February 2021

2/1/2021

I love you.

We’ve been through so much since I last wrote you. When I wrote last month that we are experiencing transcendent moments, I was aware of a global shift in our consciousness.

January 2021 will be remembered for all time as a transcendent moment in the vast ...

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A gorgeous Stephanotis I received as a gift.

January 2021

1/1/2021

I love you! Happy, happy, bright New Year! Cheers! Congratulations! Let’s celebrate brilliantly. 2020 is in our rearview mirror. We had no idea what we were about to face.

I begin this fresh new year with a heart overflowing with gratitude and love. Great good news—I’m flourishing ...

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I gave Elissa a bouquet of fresh daisies before Thanksgiving, and she took this photo of me outside the cottage that day.

December 2020

12/1/2020

I love you!

My dear friend Kerri called to wish me a happy Thanksgiving when I was at my writing desk in our bedroom. Suddenly, my heart leapt, and I asked, “Can you hear Peter’s clock chime?” I put the phone next to his favorite English burl-wood case clock ...

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Join Me at the Beauty Dharma Summit on Friday!

11/17/2020

I invite you all to join me for my premiere virtual event this Friday, November 20, at 2:00 p.m. I will be in conversation with the lovely and charming Leslie Christin, a makeup artist and the founder of CARA Cosmetics, as part of her Beauty Dharma Summit.

The ...

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Enjoying the sunshine before the winter sets in. Photo by my granddaughter Cooper.

November 2020

11/1/2020

I’m writing this letter to you before the presidential election. I have no knowledge of the results from voters. We might be in for an “election season.” My heart is open wider now than it has been throughout these trying times. Our souls are in need of healing. All ...

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WELCOME

I love to connect with my readers, and in my monthly newsletter, I share my thoughts, updates about events, a discussion of what I've been reading, stories from life in Connecticut, and much more. Feel free to browse my past newsletters and stop by at the beginning of each month to read my latest note to you.