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Can We Talk?

Can We Talk?

I have made so many wonderful connections with inspirational women through my coaching, my interviews, and my Facebook group. One of these is novelist and former psychotherapist Corie Skolnick. So...

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Hope

Hope

In times of despair, when the present feels dark and the future bleak, the one essential emotion that may help us hang on is hope. Maybe that's why this poem, shared recently by my friend Lisa,...

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What Do We Owe Our Parents?

What Do We Owe Our Parents?

We lost my 87-year-old father-in-law a week ago. Gabe was a contradictory man, curious and cultured, self-effacing and kind, yet stubborn and curmudgeonly at times. In 1966, he led a daring escape...

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Loneliness and Togetherness

Loneliness and Togetherness

There's an epidemic of loneliness. We've all heard it. However bad it was before Covid, it's worse now. Especially for those hunkering down solo, with little...

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How Do YOU Avoid Pain?

How Do YOU Avoid Pain?

I recently read In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Hungarian-born Canadian physician Dr. Gabor Maté. It's an unflinching look at the addiction epidemic from someone who's been on the front lines of...

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This Was Magic…

This Was Magic…

Pre-Covid, I was invited, to spend a week giving workshops at Rancho La Puerta, a spa just over the border from San Diego in Tecate, Mexico. I won’t mince words: the place is magical. Set on 3,000...

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The Surprise That Made Me Tear Up…

The Surprise That Made Me Tear Up…

Recently, we received a letter from a complete stranger, a man named Phillip, whose return address showed him living a couple of blocks away from our Chicago home. The letter read, in part: "This is...

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