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Current topics where you can use communication tools that I've picked up over my forty year career as a psychotherapist.

December 1, 2018

From a recently viewed Ted talk I heard the question: What is the biggest predictor of happiness? The speaker was a researcher on a 75 year ongoing study following men through life (one subject started at age 19 and is now 90). The answer is that the biggest predictor...

November 6, 2018

We just returned from visiting the grandkids in the Midwest for a crisp Halloween adventure full of ghosts, goblins, soccer and autumn foliage. My new book has launched and I am enjoying hearing responses from a variety of people from different stages of life. Here is...

October 20, 2018

BACKGROUND

I just took an Internet Addiction Test (IAT). It was in a packet from an informative  seminar I attended yesterday given by Holli Kenley, LMFT called, “Power Down & Parent Up: Screen Dependence & Raising Tech-Healthy Children”. I scored in the mild level – “y...

October 12, 2018

I was at a women’s spiritual retreat last Saturday, a day to get away from political strife and focus on contemplative prayer. Off the Grid. No cellphones. In the middle of the day someone popped into the room and announced, “Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed.” Sixty...

October 2, 2018

I had the greatest time last Saturday at a local authors book-signing event at Barnes & Noble. As this was my first bookstore event I expected it to be quiet and staid, like being at a library. But it was more like a party. The staff was relaxed and engaging, even invi...

September 24, 2018

News is swirling around the political fight about appointing Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Christine Ford’s allegation of a teenage Brett attempting to rape her has renewed public interest in the issue of sexual abuse.  Both the political Right and the Le...

September 6, 2018

Yesterday a shocking New York Times op-ed revealed that senior members of the Trump administration believe he is unfit to serve. It was titled “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration” (Sept. 5, 2018). The author reports that senior officials know t...

August 30, 2018

The book is launched and I feel so free watching it take off from the nest of my lap (top) and finally fly on its own over hills and valleys, and into classrooms, board rooms, living rooms - or wherever it ends up in the hands of (hopefully) a reader who may glean some...

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