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  • Shaken to the Core

    On January 6, 2021, I was settling down to write this column. It was my typical Wednesday off. I rest my hands, take time for myself and get life done. I was watching television coverage of the...

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  • Learn from 2020 and Lead the Way in 2021

    In 2020, nearly nothing we anticipated came to fruition as we had expected. Yet this past year, maybe even without recognizing it, adapting to the multitude of missteps and new directions may have helped us prepare for...

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  • Why Do Women Find It Hard to Ask for Help?

    I was recently asked this question, “Why do women find it hard to ask for help?” I want to qualify my answer by sharing that finding it hard to ask for help is not just a difficulty...

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  • A Lifetime Saga of Mastering My Weight

    I was a chunky kid who was not very athletic and not very coordinated. People said I had a cute face, you know what that means! On my dad’s side, we had an aunt and uncle who...

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  • A Pivotal Life Changing Decision

    How does one thrive in life, business and relationships? I want to share with you my personal experience of how I was able to thrive in life. This is about a decision I had to make many...

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  • What Weighs Us Down Can Lighten Us Up

    At the turn of the new year, a lot of media attention is directed at replacing habits that drag us down or getting rid of unwanted pounds. Why is it that so much of our awareness becomes...

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  • The Power of Forgiveness and Gratitude

    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”      ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   When asked to write an article about forgiveness, I...

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  • The Future is Holistic!

    Twenty years into its role as the leading accredited institution for holistic studies on the East Coast, The Graduate Institute has charted a unique course in higher education. Our mission is to provide transformative education based on...

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  • 2020 Hindsight as Foresight

    I can’t remember how far back our family adopted the old British tradition of opening Christmas crackers when sitting down for our holiday meal. The festive poppers usually contain a colored tissue-paper crown and a small toy...

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  • Stress Reduction 101

    In my youth, I remember feeling so stressed I could not breathe. Feeling so stressed I could not think, sleep or eat. My heart felt like a brick, my head hurt and my shoulders were up around...

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  • Listen to Your Wise Inner Voice

    Were you ashamed of your parents? I wanted to ask my mom that question, but I couldn’t because that would be confessing that
 I was ashamed of her. Feeling shame feels… shameful.
 Why did that feeling come...

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  • There is No Dark, Only Less Light

    Darkness grows as it heads toward the threshold of winter and 2020 continues to give us cause to wistfully look back to a time when life was a whole lot “lighter.” I’m reminded of a half-dozen autumns...

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  • What Are You Thankful For?

    It is that time of year when we are used to indulging in turkey, many styles of potatoes and umpteen desserts. We hang out with friends and family and plot our strategies for consuming the day. I...

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  • Are You Touch Deprived?

    Who isn’t stressed out to the max these days? With the ongoing pandemic, intense political climate, and civil unrest, we are all on edge more than ever. We are also touch deprived which has a great impact...

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  • Broken Expectations: Turning Cracks in Team Communication into Spaces that Embrace Community

    During the past few years, the number of safe, serene spaces where we can pause to draw our “emotional breath” seems to have grown progressively smaller. Public health crises, ongoing police brutality, and the oppressive political climate...

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  • Sh*t Happens: Paradox, Perspective and Healing

    When a client, an artist, came to me suffering from PTSD after a terrible car accident, his life was shattered. To make matters worse, the experience provoked earlier traumas to rise back to the surface to the...

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  • How Expressive Arts Encourage and Promote the Power of Healing

    As I was growing up I often assisted my aging grandmother and through that experience I somehow knew I would ultimately choose a career in science that would allow me to continue helping people. Still, I longed...

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  • Financial Self-Care: A Personal Reflection

    I will never forget that morning in the spring of 2016. It was around 5:30am and the sun was just beginning to cast bright beautiful rays through my window. As I got out of bed, I happened...

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  • Winning the Inner Battle

    Do you ever feel like you are in a war against yourself to create the change that you desire? Do you want to lose weight but can’t resist the sweets? Do you want to kick a bad...

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  • Online Therapy is Not the Wave of the Future, It is Now

    You wear many hats. You have a career, you are a parent, you are a friend, a son/daughter, a leader, an organizer, a planner. You know how to show up for others and to get it done....

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  • How Telling Your Life Story Can Heal Your Pain

    Have you ever told stories from your life to someone and that person said to you, “Wow, you should write a book?” Perhaps writing a book is not the next logical step in your life, but for...

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  • What the Autumn Equinox Teaches Us About Love

    Since the autumn equinox is the time of equal day and night, it’s easy to assume its connection to love is that it’s a 50/50 deal. You do your part, I’ll do mine. We’ll get love right...

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  • Beautiful People Do Not Just Happen: Embracing Empathy in Leadership

    The year 2020 is focusing an intense spotlight on the cracks in American culture, and the need for change couldn’t be more urgent. Leaders are challenged by the loss of human life, by economic despair, and by...

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