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Making the Most of Where We Are
by Kay Hutchison – UK

My Life in Thirty Seven Therapies by Kay Hutchison

Here in the UK we are probably a bit ahead of the US in terms of the scale of the pandemic. Over the weekend in the UK, all but the essential shops have been closing, people are stocking up with supplies like never before and the Government is urging social distancing and self-isolation. We even […]


Finding Peace in Nature During “Social Distancing”
by Julianne Haycox


Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience. -Ralph Waldo Emerson Inside of our homes, workplaces, schools and cars the air is thick with the moment to moment news of COVID-19. In this confinement, our minds become filled with scattered thoughts, our breaths become shallow and our bodies tense. While we need to understand […]


Becoming Your Own Best Friend
by Brenda Shoshanna – New York City

It is said that the real cause of all suffering and hardship is that we are not able to be in a room alone with ourselves for an extended time. How easy it is to see that now that the usual routines of our lives have been disrupted. Much that we have depended upon is […]


Where to Get More Love
by Alan Cohen – Hawaii

balancing rocks

A seminar participant asked me, “How can I let in more love from my girlfriend?” I told him, “It’s not your girlfriend’s love you need to let in. It’s your own love you need to let out.” We have consistently been taught that what we need is out there somewhere, and our task is to […]


Your Best Immunity to All Viruses
by Alan Cohen, Hawaii

open space with clouds

The coronavirus is getting a great deal of attention all around the world. Millions of people are taking extensive precautions to prevent getting or spreading the virus. Hand washing, mouth covering, and avoiding public gatherings are becoming commonplace. Some people are not going to their workplace and keeping their kids home from school. Defenses against […]


What You Aren’t Hearing About Coronavirus
by Lois Hermann – Nashua, NH

 The coronavirus (Covid-19) seems to be all we are hearing about on the news, and it sounds and looks very scary. Don’t you agree? Did you know that this virus has actually been around a long time? If you look on an old bottle of a disinfecting agent, you might find it listed as a […]


How to Find a Compatible Romantic Partner Based on Your Attachment Dimension
by Dr. Matthew Welsh J.D., Ph.D.   

Most people say that opposites attract and it can be helpful to find a partner with opposite personality characteristics to balance you out. In my opinion and personal experience, this is bad advice and a recipe for incompatibility. For example, if you like to have things planned out ahead of time and are very well […]


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 […]