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Celia Iannelli

Celia Iannelli
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Celia is a native New Yorker enjoying a second career — in 'retirement' — as a freelance writer. She lives in Jamesport.

Celia Iannelli Choose to light a candle to chase away the dark

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Worry takes you into the dark and steals the joy from your life.

Celia Iannelli We may have come a long way since then — but baby we’ve still got a long way to...

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The glass ceiling has been cracked but not broken. Women have made great strides toward equality, but we're not there yet.

Looking back on the ‘headlines’ of life

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Recalling memories of moments great and small makes us realize that's the "stuff" of life.

Celia Iannelli In today’s world more than ever before, the only thing certain is uncertainty

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Celia reflects on uncertainty - the one constant in life of which we can all be certain.

Celia Iannelli Counter the Christmas checklist frenzy – make a conscious choice of goodwill to all

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As the lists of "must-do's" get longer and time gets shorter, we can so easily forget that this is the season of goodwill to all.

Celia IannelliIs blind loyalty all its cracked up to be? A post-election reflection

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Folks should walk away from anyone who treats them badly, but that doesn’t mean they will. Misguided loyalty? Who knows. Unhealthy? Absolutely, positively, yes!

Celia IannelliReality TV: not even close to the triumphs over the ‘really-real world’ troubles of life

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When you tune into the TV series Survivor or any other reality series, I ask you to recall the times when ordinary folk such as yourself were challenged to the max. We live in a really-real world—and a million bucks aside, there are no “lone survivors.”

Celia Iannelli Why you have to own your own life

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Do you: Feel responsible for others? Anticipate other people’s needs? Try to please others instead of yourself? Stay loyal to persons or situations even it’s hurting you? Feel insecure...

Celia IannelliMembership in a club no one wants to join

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Surviving the death of a spouse is an exercise in endurance with side trips of denial, anger, guilt, loneliness and a wide variety of other emotions. But it does eventually get better when acceptance of the loss allows life to resume despite the new paradigm.

Celia IannelliWho fills out documents in long-hand anymore? ‘An exercise in stupid.’

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The unthinkable happened: I had to fill out a five-page document in long hand. Said document was not computer friendly and, much to my...