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Big Magic, Curiosity, and a bit of Socrates

I belong to a women’s wellness book club where we read for self-improvement. The first benefit of being part of this group is community. It provides a social, intellectual, and emotional connection that all humans need and desire. Belonging means you are part of something and accepted. The average age of our group is 60. […]

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Fashionable Anger

If there’s one thing most of us can agree on, it is that we are witnessing a lot of anger and/or are angry ourselves.  In fact, many of us believe we are angrier than ever before.  Yet our anger is nothing new.  We have been speaking about our increased anger for some time.  Even during […]

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A Visitor From Planet Oblivion

As much as we sometimes want to move to an island to be alone – that aloneness would ultimately transform to loneliness.  Our humanness to connect with others runs deep. Whether we like it or not, we need each other and to coexist as community. Which brings me to a recent experience of encountering a […]

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Diving with Fear

  Fear is an incredible force. It warns us of danger and is a hardwired gift that can literally save our lives. Yet too much of it can alter the course of our lives, depriving us of our full potential and greater richness of experience. When we ruminate in that state of indecision, we create […]

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What is Your Ripple Effect?

Humans need a purpose and belief that our lives matter.  Your Ripple Effect is your invisible legacy. It is how you touch lives in ways you’ll never know.  A kind word, a glance, a smile, or simply a brief touch.  These tiny gestures have the power to change someone’s day, feelings about themselves, or how […]

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The Art of Excavation and Healing

Every person has suffered a wound.  Some physical, some emotional, some spiritual. Most wounds heal. Some do not, because we cannot or do not acknowledge their existence. We pretend that the wound is forgotten, forgiven, or perhaps, never happened. And still, we can vividly recall the wound 10, 20, or 30 years later – as […]

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