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November and gratitude go together like turkey and stuffing, cranberries and pumpkin pie, or the Packers and Sunday afternoon! Our annual celebration of Thanksgiving Day is rooted in tradition and myth that now dates back more than 400 years. You may...

Have you noticed that there seems to be a lot of fear in the air these days? The news is full of reports about racial conflicts, international terrorism, millions of refugees fleeing war, food insecurity, zika virus, floods, wildfires, and more. And...

Perhaps you have considered that you are a complex being, not simply a “person”. Maybe not. Yet, think about this. Each of us has a physical body, as well as a mind or intellectual body. Each of us is an emotional being – has an emotional body. We...

As I write, it’s late June and the summer has already been filled with some tragic and very unsettling events: the mass murder at the Pulse Club in Orlando, the death of a toddler attacked by an alligator at Disney, angry language by and about the U.S...

How do you feel about public speaking? Would you rather have a root canal? Some say they’d rather die! I suspect they are exaggerating, but it’s clear that public speaking is daunting for many of us.Actually, public speaking can be lots of fun and...

Have you ever watched a loved one die while waiting for an organ transplant? I have, and it was awful. Day after day, week after week, we waited to hear that a life-saving liver would become available, all the while knowing that our hope was entwined...

When disappointment hits, it can feel like a punch in the stomach! You know what I’m talking about—disbelief, helplessness, frustration, anger, and a resounding, “Are you kidding me?!”  That happened in the life of my family recently. Without going...

“The holidays” are with us once again. Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza, New Year’s. Holiday concerts, plays, shopping, cleaning house, decorating, wrapping, cooking and baking, eating, drinking, family gatherings, office parties, opening gifts, returning...

Are you in search of healing? It seems that there are so many approaches, so many practitioners, and so many claims made about efficacy. As a reader of this magazine, you probably are curious, open, and perhaps you employ some alternative methods of...

When someone says, “Have a nice day,” what goes through your mind? Do you use this expression yourself? What do you mean by it? Perhaps it is just an expression that you use as a social convention like saying, “Bless you” when someone sneezes, or “...

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