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The Beautiful Struggle of Friendship Navigating the Waters in 2021
by Deborah Peretz – Smithtown, NY

In the best of times, friendships between women are strong, empowering and loving, and still at times contentious. We get through our differences and relish the beautiful relationships we have built. I have, and know many women who have, friendships spanning twenty, thirty, forty years and beyond.  Just like in a marriage, those relationships at […]

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No Regrets Living
by Harley Rotbart, MD

The most important Key for No Regrets Living, and its true foundation, asks you to believe in something greater than yourself. Belief allows you to accommodate both joy and disappointment. No Regrets Living is not about what you believe, but that you believe, in an unknown and unknowable reality. Belief in something that can’t be […]

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After COVID-19. Then what? New attitudes and tools for dealing with uncertainty, impatience and a new normal
by Cheryl Melody Baskin

The ramifications of COVID-19 continue to be challenging even to the most flexible and patient among us. For those who believe that COVID-19 has never been “a hoax,” we wake up in the morning thinking, “Is COVID-19 finally over? Almost over? Could be over? Will be over? What is the CDC saying and not saying? […]

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The New Wasteland: COVID-19’s Shameful Legacy
by Marilyn M. Singleton, MD, JD – Oakland, CA

Preview:  Discarded surgical masks strewn along the sidewalk aptly represent COVID-19’s lasting legacy. The federal medical bureaucracy’s response to the pandemic has resulted in a wasteland of lost economic and educational opportunities, psychologically damaged children, terminally lonely nursing home residents, and lives lost to suicide, illicit drug overdoses, and missed diagnoses. ____________________________________________________ Discarded surgical masks […]

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 What “Self-Care” Really Means
by Laura Khoudari

Lifting Heavy Things: Healing Trauma One Rep at a Time

Self-care means different things to different people. It also means different things at different times to each person. Right now, self-care could mean treating yourself to a massage or doing Pilates three times a week on top of engaging in other healthy habits regularly. At other times, it could simply mean drinking enough water, bathing […]

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In My World, All is Well
by Alan Cohen – Hawaii

Health is a state of body. Wellness is a state of being. —J. Stanford Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj was a spiritual master in the Advaita (Oneness of All Life) tradition. He proclaimed, “In my world all is well.” What a strange statement for a person to make! Didn’t he watch the news? Wasn’t he depressed by […]

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Your Built-in Power to Heal a Divided World
by Lisa Hromada

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Over the past year, we have seen and experienced a separateness unlike many have experienced before. It has been highlighted by social divide, political divide, racial divide, civil unrest, and an unprecedented physical distancing between communities, colleagues, friends and family as the 2020 pandemic worked its way through the nation and the world. You may […]

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How Do We Get From Tolerance to Unity?
by Hope Fitzgerald

I’ve been grappling with some ideas that I feel compelled to share and will tell you right now that they may push you against the edges of your comfort zones. But, it’s for a higher purpose … Unity Consciousness. Because isn’t this where we want to go? Isn’t the new world we envision based on […]

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The Great Divide
by Toni-Cara Stellitano, LCSW – Commack, NY

“Thank you for sharing your thoughts,” has become a genuine reply that both calms me, and also feels true when parsing my way through this cultural great divide. Engagement, can otherwise feel like entrapment/ entanglement, if we are not loving and holding ourselves well. Centered. Take responsibility for the way you are showing up in […]

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An Open Letter to Survivors of a Pandemic The Great Divide
by Toni-Cara Stellitano LCSW – Commack, NY

There is nothing wrong with you for feeling afraid, anxious, depressed, depleted, lethargic, frustrated, lost, and confused. Your body is an organism in response to its environment, and our outside environment is in a state of chaos. Before you rush off to seek medication for soothing these feelings, remember that your body is having a […]

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