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Merrily Preston

Merrily Preston

An intentional life facilitator who lives in Woodbridge and is the author of the popular advice column "Ask Merrily," which is exclusive to Local Kicks. Preston's professional guidance enables her clients to make conscious choices that are in their best interest, so as to live an intentional life.

Articles By Merrily Preston

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ASK MERRILY /Can I Ask if He's Gay?
Mar 16,2009

Dear Merrily, How do I find out if the man I am dating is gay? Can I just ask? We met last fall and felt instant attraction. We see each other several times a week, talk on the phone several times a day. I have never been this happy.

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ASK MERRILY/Confusion
Mar 03,2009

Dear Merrily, Yesterday I went to see another docto r for a 2nd opinion. He read my medical reports and looked at the MRI. He wasn’t concerned about the growth in my neck because it grows so slowly.

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ASK MERRILY/Big Challenge at Work
Mar 03,2009

Dear Merrily, I have a very big challenge at work. I work in a room of 5 men; two are hugely unhappy with life. They complain loudly and swear all day long, which wears on me. I have used every trick in my book to stay sane and "enjoy"


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ASK MERRILY/Guilt
Mar 02,2009

Tonight, in a fit of guilt, I finally let loose on my mother and told her that no matter what I do, "it is never enough." Then "bad daughter" kicked in my mind. Guilt, guilt, guilt! I am taking her to lunch and a concert this weekend. She said we could eat at her apt. afterward.

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Plenum Dilemma
Feb 17,2009

Dear Merrily, In writing to you about my packing problem, I saw that there are other places in my life where I feel overwhelmed by too many choices. When I feel out of control, I often do nothing. I cannot pull from the plenum (the space completely filled with everything necessary for existence).

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Honor the Earth
Feb 17,2009

Dear Merrily, After engaging in a meditation called the Magi process where I hold the intention to be free of beliefs that stand in the way of healing for this nation/world, I am left with this question: How do I live in a manner that honors the following commandment – “Honor your Father and Mother”. Father and Mother to me ultimately mean The Creative Force and The Earth, respectively.


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ASK MERRILY/Too tired to be kind
Feb 05,2009

Dear Merrily, I would like to be accepted by my husband even when I am not taking special care of him. With a woman friend I do not always have to listen and support - I can be teased and loved in my self-centered-ness.

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ASK MERRILY/Procrastinating packer
Jan 30,2009

Packing for a trip, long or short, is a real problem for me. I don't know where to start. I get paralyzed. Friends call the night before a trip, late, and tell me that they know that I haven't begun to pack. Right they are. Usually, I am prompt and efficient. Not in this arena. I am overwhelmed at all the choices.



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