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Why do we still react with “fight” or “flight?”

Our ability to physically study the brain supports what many philosophical, spiritual, conflict resolution, educational and therapeutic models attempt to provide:  a way to live into our highest potential as individuals and as humans in relationships. I don’t know about … Continue reading

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How does laughter lead to better health?

This past week my 4-year-old grandson asked me what a ducks favorite snack is. I said that I didn’t know. He responded “Cheese and quackers! Ha-ha grandma, that’s funny!” We’ve seen an emerging sense of humor for quite a while, … Continue reading

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Have you taught your kids how to calm down?

CALM DOWN!!!! How many times have you heard a parent, teacher or caretaker shout those two words at young children? Or perhaps on a particularly exasperating day,  maybe you were the one doing the shouting. When I have the chance, … Continue reading

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The groundhog didn’t see his shadow. Did you?

On February 2, America observed the yearly ritual of Groundhog’s Day. Tradition has it, that when groundhogs pop out of their holes, after a long winters hibernation, what they see and do determines whether we will have an early spring, … Continue reading

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How do you overcome the “speed bumps” in life?

I’ve been thinking a lot about speed bumps and other road hazards lately. There are speed bumps and speed humps, which are wider and higher than speed bumps. There are pot holes of all shapes and sizes. Some we drive … Continue reading

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What should you do if you’re being stalked?

This week’s blog has a decidedly serious tone and topic. Stalking. Stalking is a very real problem, a crime,  and now, easier than ever to achieve through digital, social and mobile technology.  Stalking in not a joke. It is not … Continue reading

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How to cope with a not-so-merry holiday season

The holiday season is emotionally charged. The emphasis on joyous family times, fond memories and togetherness can amplify the pain of those hurting from depression, broken relationships, grief, unemployment, illness, loneliness and any kind of loss. We live in a world … Continue reading

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