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“No” is a Complete Sentence

By |2020-09-30T14:35:49+00:00September 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|

It’s a grey Seattle morning.  I’m drinking coffee and reading “Detox Your Life” by my friend and colleague Rebecca Gould.  I highly recommend you get it. I can barely sit still because I am reading her section on saying “no.”  I LOVE it! As a child I learned that “no” was not an ok response.  [...]

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How a Sentence Changed my Life & an awesome podcast!

By |2020-08-21T17:50:51+00:00August 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|

I’m proud to share that I got a piece published in Thrive Global! Arianna Huffington’s new venture. I talk about a pretty dark period in my life, but it ends well. ♥ … “It was a sunny fall afternoon in 1996. On this particular day I was sitting on my bed reading a self-help [...]

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A Through Line

By |2020-08-06T00:07:04+00:00August 5th, 2020|Connection, COVID-19, Poem|

When I was a child, half a century ago books, playing outside, and my sister provided respite from a scary world. Time passed. I, and my coping skills, grew. I thought I needed respite less. Time passed. The worlds continued to shift. COVID visits and I remember. Books, being outside, and connecting to people I [...]

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Now is The Time to Take Action Against Racism

By |2020-06-18T14:06:46+00:00June 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Now is the time. Now is the time to do whatever we can to fight racism. That doing will not be the same for everyone. Many of my clients, and I, are saying and feeling, “I’m not doing enough.” I am of two minds about this. First, it is true.  There is more we could [...]

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Compassion and Cops

By |2020-04-20T17:49:21+00:00April 20th, 2020|Compassion|

In my early 20’s, I would have made an awful police officer. After college, I moved to NY and worked in New York City. Two years later, at the age of 23, I left because I was turning into someone I didn’t like. I was becoming harder, more guarded, suspicious, and more ist—classist, racist, educationalist, [...]

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Dig Deep and Know Your Strength

By |2020-04-08T21:30:35+00:00April 8th, 2020|COVID-19, Stress, Trauma|

I believe tragedy shows us who we are, at our core. In my twenties I often wondered how I would have responded in WWII if I lived in Germany and wasn't Jewish. Would I have turned in Jews? Would I have punished others? Would I have helped Jews, risking my life and those I love—to [...]

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A Tool to Improve Your Mood—528 HZ Love Frequency Music

By |2020-03-01T00:07:47+00:00March 1st, 2020|Music, Stress, Stress Reduction|

Hello! In this Love Note I am sharing with you another musical tool to shift your mood. (Last month was about Alpha Wave music.) I discovered the music this week. On You Tube is it titled “Love Frequency Music” along with other things. I don’t know if any of the claims are true, but I [...]

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Reduce Stress & Increase Focus through Alpha Wave Music

By |2020-01-29T23:19:09+00:00January 29th, 2020|Alpha wave music, alpha waves, Stress, Stress Reduction, Uncategorized|

Hello! This love note is about a powerful tool for stress reduction—alpha wave music. I don’t know about you, but my last month was, shall we say, FILLED with stress. I may talk about that in a later newsletter, but the events of last month prompted me to share one of my favorite tools to [...]

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Want to make your New Year’s Resolution last more than a week?

By |2020-01-10T17:10:11+00:00January 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Welcome to the season of goal setting and self-flagellation! I stopped setting New Year goals years ago, because I always started off the year feeling like a failure.  I am not alone. Research has shown that less than 25% of people are still keeping their goals by the end of January.  Worse, only 8% of [...]

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