Tag Archives: mental health

Finding Warmth in the Cold

I had the most poignant conversation last night with a university junior from Occidental College in Eagle Rock, California. We will change her name to Meghan because I didn’t ask her if I could use her real name here, though … Continue reading

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Putting the Fun in CrowdFUNding

It turns out it takes money to make a docuseries. Lots of it. The layers run deep and honestly, it’s overwhelming. It’s different than writing a book. When I sit down to write a novel, I lose myself in a … Continue reading

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Tap Your Way Happy

Part of today’s offering is a rehash of an earlier blog. It’s timely because we’re in a space right now (think economy, politics, Saturn, SATs/ACTs–okay, maybe the last one just applies to our house) where our control is limited. In … Continue reading

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Collaboration, Consensus and Connection

Each child is so unique, so precious. My youngest boy (nearly an adult at this point) is a post-modern leader. He, like Nelson Mandela, leads from behind. He’s all about consensus and the group. He has never been the kid … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Pack

We are getting a new puppy mid-June named Kai. He is a yellow labrador retriever. His momma, Reece, was friends with our beautiful Ms. Bay who passed last January. When we found out Reece was going to have puppies, we … Continue reading

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UCSB: How Many More?

Since yesterday, the tragedy that happened at the gorgeous campus of higher learning has been haunting me. As I type that line, I remember not so many years ago typing a similar line about Connecticut, and Colorado before that. Each … Continue reading

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Earth Angels

Every so often, along this life path, I meet up with some Earth Angels. I know them instantly, even before they speak. I know them by their light first. It transcends their outside wrapping and often doesn’t let the world … Continue reading

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Magical Seasons

“The greatest oak was once a little nut that held its ground.” Anonymous When I was outside walking my brisk morning walk today, I had an epiphany. Well, maybe it’s a re-piphany because I’m pretty sure I have it every … Continue reading

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Katie’s Epiphany

I’ve had a number of different professions, and in each of them, I’ve always believed in surrounding myself with others who are doing what I’m doing so that I improve. When I worked in law firm marketing, I discovered the … Continue reading

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Are You from the Empty or Full School?

Whether you are a pessimist or an optimist is about the story you tell yourself and how you tell it. Joan Borysenko, PhD says it all boils down to your resilience and how you react to stressful events in your … Continue reading

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