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The Gift of Silence

The Gift of Silence

Most of us don't value silence - yet it has many blessings. Discover the benefits of giving yourself the gift of silence (and how to actually cultivate it). Ah, modern life. It's so full of busy-ness, to-do lists, and distraction - very little silence. There's so much...

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The Essential Value of Being Seen

The Essential Value of Being Seen

Recently, I had an inspiring, energizing, and engaging reading with Eliyahu Jian – an author, rabbi, and life & spiritual coach. It was a delightful experience, because he saw parts of myself that few others have. I laughed, cri…
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Unhealthy Empathy – Feeling the Pain of the World

Unhealthy Empathy – Feeling the Pain of the World

It seems that the world around us is filled with problems and suffering sometimes - fires, floods, earthquakes, war torn countries, climate change - not to mention the pandemic. As naturally empathic and caring people, we may feel the pain of the world in our own...

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Making a Change

Making a Change

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different result. You've probably heard that saying. The first time I did was in graduate school back in the 90's. It has held true. I haven't been exempt from that tendency to want...

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How to Feel More Alive and Happy

How to Feel More Alive and Happy

There’s a way to shift ourselves out of a dour mood. From a pre-pandemic blog I originally wrote for Psych Central (when I actually had a physical counseling office!), here’s how I returned to feeling more alive and happy. We’ve all had those…
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