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What is Worse: Going Viral or Verbal Quarantine
by Marilyn M. Singleton, MD, JD – Oakland, CA


As the death toll and cases of 2019- nCoV (aka novel coronavirus) infection rises, our curiosity increases as to the epidemic’s when, why, where, and how. Is the new virus naturally occurring, animal to human transmission, a bioweapon? “Official stories” aside, the world wide information highway is our best available tool to look for answers. […]


Friendships or Toxic Bonds?
by Jessica Baum, LMHC – Palm Beach, FL

two friends walking in woods

We pull people into our world for a reason. While we tend to focus heavily on our romantic partnerships, friendships are just as important, and the quality of those relationships is worthy of our attention. All our relationships hold lessons for us. Think of how many people have come in and out of your life. […]


We Are All Equal
by Donna Martini – Oyster Bay, NY


This planet and our universe treat us equally, yet we humans seem to have a ranking system in place. The more in power people are, the more we revere them. The more education and money others have, the more they are given our respect. And the more popular, beautiful, and gifted a person is, the […]


4 Disciplines to Adopt to Minimize Anxiety
by Jill Sylvester – Hanover, MA

Trust Your Intuition 100 Ways to Transform Anziety and Depression for Stronger Mental Health

Anxiety can present itself in many different forms and frequencies in our lives. I call the low frequency feelings the “Hold On” zone where we may feel anxiety at its most intense. When we have done the work to put anxiety in its place, we may enter what I call the “Feel Better” zone, where […]


Your Current Financial Situation and Your Family History
by Ken Honda -Tokyo, Japan

Happy Money The Japanes Art of Making Peace with Your Money

Your financial situation is deeply connected with your family history. We are taught by our parents about life. However, we didn’t learn our lessons about money from them the way we learned our lessons at school. Instead we absorbed the lessons: everything we saw, heard, and felt from a very young age stuck with us. […]


The Responsibility of Self-Compassion
by Cholet Kelly Josué, MD – Maryland

women holding basket of flowers

Climate change. Racism. Funding shortages. Lack of access to healthcare. As the space between human beings shrinks, our community and societal problems seem bigger than ever. How do we meet these challenges in peaceful ways to sustain our communities? Self-compassion is the key. Self-compassion vs. self-protection In any group, whether it is a small neighborhood […]


Infinite Opportunities to Learn and Grow
by Jeanmarie Wilson – Ronkonkama, NY

parents with child at the ocean

I was once advised to brand myself as a “parenting expert” as a school counselor for 29 years and having raised 2 children; I even wrote a book called Parenting from Your Soul. However, trying on that title out felt like putting on an itchy sweater; I couldn’t wait to get it off. The term […]


Give No Thought Of Receiving
by Brenda Shoshanna – New York City

chair against wall

There are so many ways we get trapped in life, take the bait. We all want so much from others, and when we give there’s always the thought of what will come back. This craving to get something in return actually hooks us in another direction and ruins the joy available in just giving with […]


Reunion—A Love Story
by Annette Cravera Goggio


Every day is an opportunity for reunion. You may say, it is too soon or too far away, but it is there, waiting. Memories fill the space in between. Memories that bring joy or pain or both in combination. Nothing speaks as loudly as memory when it involves the heart. Why not reach out? Reach […]


Worth Waiting For vs Instant Gratification
by Dean Fraser

The information technology driven world in which we exist results in us possessing the answer to virtually any question or the background to an individual we want to know more about, right there at our fingertips. This can lead many of us to expect similar kinds of instant results from our lives. Life rarely works […]