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Optimism Yields a Quick Fix

There’s always a first time.  I had a first this past weekend – a flat tire on my bicycle.  I am not an avid biker; I bike for leisure and pleasure every now and then.  This Sunday was a perfect spring day here in New York and I woke up saying to hubby Alan, “let’s […]

Have You Got Guts? Tune Into Your Intuition: Interview with Angela Artemis

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.  We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”  Albert Einstein This quote says it all.  There is a part of us that is way under-utilized.  The gift of our own inner voice speaking to […]

Embrace Sadness and Reap Joy

Feel the pain; find the joy.  Yes, it can be done.  The Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)  group that I periodically join in as facilitator poignantly teaches me this yin yang of life. A bicycle accident leaves a man bereft of his ‘old’ life.  He survives but he loses his life as he knew it.  His […]

Resiliencey from Holocaust Survivors

I was recently asked to facilitate a session for a Holocaust survivor support group.  The topic was resilience.   Now this is a subject that resonates strongly for me as I feel it’s the key to coping and handling life’s curvy and bumpy roads.   However, as I got to thinking about my actual presentation, I thought […]

10 Ways Towards Self-Rejuvenation

This week I was a part of two groups where the topic of discussion was self-care.    In one group I was the facilitator for a group of moms whose children are in a rehabilitation hospital, critically ill due to accidents or illnesses. Ten years ago I was actually one of those moms whose daughter was […]

Interview with Nick Flynn

I recently saw the movie Being Flynn.   It’s based on the memoir, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, by Nick Flynn.   The basic premise is, while working in a homeless shelter, Nick meets up with his estranged, homeless father.  What follows is the poignant struggle of a son to reconnect that severed bond with a […]

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