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Does Anger Rule You or Fuel You?

This post is filed under: Emotional Well-Being, Healthy mind, Mental Illness, Soul & Spirit

Psychologists have pointed out that depression is often the result of anger turned inward. Maybe that’s why depression’s grip on my life was broken when I turned my anger into ... (read more)

Discover Your Unique Voice

This post is filed under: Emotional Well-Being, Fun & Adventure, Healthy mind, Mental Illness, Midlife, Midlifestylers, Passion & Purpose, Relationships, Soul & Spirit

As a singer and songwriter, I have tried many different styles of music in the quest to find my own “personal sound.” As with most people just starting out in their ... (read more)

The Emergence of a new Season

This post is filed under: Emotional Well-Being, Exercise, Health & Wellness, Soul & Spirit

The Emergence of a new Season As this year’s freezing weather stretched on and on -- and it continues to stretch on in some regions – I often heard people speaking ... (read more)

Stare Your Fear in the Face

This post is filed under: Emotional Well-Being, Self Esteem, Soul & Spirit, Women

Stare Your Fear In The Face “Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.” – Marianne Williamson My very first patient was a prisoner from the ... (read more)

Break the Maniacal Pace with a Radical Sabbatical

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(A Re-Post from April, 2015) Let’s face it, in the Western World we live at a maniacal pace making it difficult to rest, reflect and rejuvenate. It takes intentional effort to ... (read more)

Reflecting on a Beautiful Catholic Heritage

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I’ve enjoyed watching the news footage  of Pope Francis’ visit. He embodies all that is good about being a Catholic and the definition of true religion. I loved watching him ... (read more)

Break the Maniacal Pace with a Radical Sabbatical

This post is filed under: Soul & Spirit

Let’s face it, in the Western World we live at a maniacal pace making it difficult to rest, reflect and rejuvenate.  It takes intentional effort to take a break, slow ... (read more)

Fight Cold-Weather Blues and Blahs with a Wintervention

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This past week the Blizzard of 2015 reminded me of how much I love winter – at first. Chilly December winds invigorate me as they push me through the tasks of ... (read more)

My own Personal Gratitude Challenge – 30 Days of “Gratitudes.”

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“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beatty This year I’ve decided to start a new Thanksgiving tradition. My own personal ... (read more)

Veterans Day & Two Kinds of Heroes

This post is filed under: Emotional Well-Being, Healthy mind, Holidays, Passion & Purpose, Soul & Spirit

Last year I shared a story about service and giving back that is very close to my heart. This story is about a mother (my cousin Mary) and her son ... (read more)

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