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Harvard Graduate Shares her Incredible Story of Surviving Domestic Abuse

By | February 15th, 2018|Categories: Family, Life, Lifestyle, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Harvard graduate Leslie Morgan Steiner shares her incredible conquest of domestic abuse. Harvard graduate Leslie Morgan Steiner thought she was the last person who would undergo domestic abuse. It turns out, domestic abuse is pervasive among every socio-economic class. Here is Leslie’s brillian Ted talk https://www.ted.com/talks/leslie_morgan_steiner_why_domestic_violence_victims_don_t_leave?language=en I'm here today to talk about a disturbing question, which [...]

Survivor of Domestic Abuse Now Helping Other Victims

By | February 8th, 2018|Categories: DomesticAbuse|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When Deborah*, a married mother of three young children, found a newsletter stuffed into her son’s backpack, she noticed an advertisement that read, “If you are a victim of domestic violence, there is help. Contact the Jewish Domestic Violence Coalition.” She thought about contacting the organization. She thought she was the only person suffering in an abusive [...]

How can I be a loving mom if I’m struggling with PTSD?

By | February 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Are you or have you been married to a narcissist? A way of knowing is that you may be full of self-doubt. Your confidence may be low. You feel like you're on the verge of tears? You're irritable and prone to outbursts? Narcissists are rampant. When you meet them, they tend to be charming. They tell [...]

Facing Tragedy Head On and Coming Out Even Stronger

By | January 25th, 2018|Categories: Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Relationships, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Mary married her very best friend, Peter. For 20 years, they raised a beautiful family while together they played, worked, travelled and grew. Life was happy, fun and full of love. Then tragedy struck. Peter was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.  Mary had faith that their strong bond would pull him through this tough time. She stayed [...]

Sleep Deprivation is Toxic and will Eventually Kill You!

By | January 18th, 2018|Categories: Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Spiritual, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I had a concussion in April 2017 when a gust of wind caused an outdoor umbrella to dislodged from its stand and hit me in the head. I was told to rest, but I couldn't. I am the sole bread winner and caretaker for my family. I work two jobs, one of them on commission. There [...]

I finally figured out what I’m doing wrong…and hopefully I can make it right!

By | January 11th, 2018|Categories: Family, Life, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Relationships, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I finally figured out that my bending over for my kids is not necessarily what my children feel is most important to them.  Embroiled in a long and nasty divorce and post-divorce, finances have been tight. None the less, I would fight to do whatever was necessary to provide the best life possible for my children. [...]

Looking to lose weight? Then eat this!

By | January 8th, 2018|Categories: Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Many years ago, I travelled to Mexico with my then boyfriend. He wanted to lose a few pounds, and couldn't believe I encouraged him to eat avocados. "They're fattening!" he stated emphatically. "Have you ever eaten them?" I asked. "Well no." He said I encouraged him to try the guacamole. He fell in love with it. [...]

Why we Need to Let Go during 2018!

By | January 4th, 2018|Categories: Life, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Relationships, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It all just had to go and it was tough. My shed was filled with bicycles that my children had outgrown years ago. Giving the bicycles away was like giving away a piece of my past that I loved and cherished - and could never reclaim.  After the bikes were gone, though, the clutter was gone [...]

Yes You Can Feel Fabulous Right at this Moment

By | December 11th, 2017|Categories: Life, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Spiritual, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

So easy to feel absolutely fabulous right at this particular moment.  It's a bright sunny day. I am sitting in a uncluttered, exquisitely decorated apartment with ocean views. The ocean is calm and the air is fresh. How do I capture this moment in the chaos of every day life?   It's not easy when there are [...]

Our Biggest Enemy is Ourselves

By | December 4th, 2017|Categories: Life, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Relationships, Spiritual, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sarah became increasingly disenchanted with her nutrition practice. She found that she didn't have a big impact counseling one person at a time and it also bored her. She decided to pursue other paths where she thought she'd have a greater impact. She became a certified yoga instructor, but after teaching a class, she found she didn't [...]