Books – A Source of Strength Beyond Adversity
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Books – A Source of Strength Beyond Adversity

I’m hitting the books now.  Haven’t done that yet on this blog.  But I just finished a ‘win’ of a book – Tolstoy and The Purple Chair – and I felt a need to share, especially since it’s so in line with the theme of this website/blog.  And no, I don’t love it because of […]

My Favorite Workshop – “How To Talk So Kids Will Listen…”

I’m taking one of my favorite things and hitting the road. One of the best aspects of my job as a school social worker was conducting parenting workshops.  And one of my favorite is the “How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk” series.  The two authors, Adele Faber and […]

How Do You View Your Life? Are You Living With Intention?

I just read a fabulous blog posting that really resonated with me.  I even  printed it up; something I don’t often do as I read so many blogs.  But this one hit me so that I feel moved to piggy-back and take off a bit more on a concept that Adrienne, the writer, touched upon. […]

Thank You – Recognizing Blogging Supporters

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” – Anais Nin I’ve decided it’s time to take a thank you break and recognize some people in the blogging community who have greatly helped me along […]

Thrivers – Inspirational People Who Don’t Just Survive

As I’m sure you all know by now, my deep interest lies in seeing, learning and being inspired by people going through difficult challenges in their lives who manage to go on living well.  They don’t  just survive.  They Thrive, finding purpose and meaning from their heartbreak;  and even go on to experience joy and happiness, despite. A select […]

Interview with Natasha Alexenko

I am pleased to present Natasha Alexenko, a woman who epitomizes the concept of taking lemons and making lemonade.  She has taken her personal trauma and  turned it into a most meaningful endeavor of helping others in similar situations. Ms. Alexenko is a survivor of sexual assault.  A newcomer to New York, she was just […]

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