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Common Threads

Through my years of working to help people realize the power that they have over their lives, I am repeatedly surprised and saddened to see their frustration at being “victimized” by the world around them. But magic and lessons happen every day. I see the magic in all of our everyday lives and share the lessons. I hope you enjoy my tales and share them.

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A Solution To The Family Crisis – Create Your Own

Children and adults can overcome family problems by creating a new family with supportive and loving people. Find your surrogate parents and siblings. They’re there.

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Positive Body Image, Yes…. Normalize Obesity, No

Normalizing obesity through marketing messages is a false band-aid on a very real problem. Obesity should not be shamed…nor should it be celebrated.

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My Bad First Date with My New Doc

Successful doctor-patient relationships need doctors who take the time to know the patient as a person and patients who get their questions answered.

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When Your Life Changes Forever

Choosing to sell a business or leave a company after many years is fraught with emotion and challenges. Done right, it can be beautiful.

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How Protecting Our Self Esteem Is Making Us Angry

While well-meaning parents are protecting the self-esteem of young people, they are crippling them emotionally and increasing their level of anger.

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From Gross to Great In Just One Hour

Mushrooms’ healing powers are far superior to most anything in nature…they prevent and treat cancer, heart disease, diabetes and all types of infections.

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Always Check Your Premise…Even When the Answer Seems Simple

Rushing to completion and closing your mind to alternates can cost you time, money and more. Don’t let pride prevent you from other, better options.

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Identifying Root Causes Beats Quick Fixes Every Time

We can’t solve problems with short-term fixes that merely silence them. Understanding root causes and attacking challenges at the base are required for long-term results.

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The Importance of Having Trusted Parent Figures In Your Life

Children need more than just their own parents. They need other parent figures whom they can talk to and feel safe with to explore a very confusing and often frightening world.

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To Be Inclusive, You Must Really Be Inclusive

Stop racism, gender bias, religious battles and political divides by remembering that we all are simply people—fascinating, unique, complicated, incredible people.

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My Big Lesson In Life: Power vs. Force

If you want to be powerful, be quiet. Force makes a statement but creates more harm than long-term good. Far better…calm power

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Trust Your Body

Every part and system in our body plays a vital role. Simply removing or suppressing them because they’re “broken” puts your health at risk.

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The Key to My 33-Year Marriage—Not Making Plans

Goal-setting and planning is a double-edged sword. How not planning has led to success in my long and loving marriage.

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Don’t Pre-Worry

Don’t bother worrying about things you can’t control, especially the weather. What to do instead…

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To Learn…Really Be With Them

Lessons in politics from My Octopus Teacher: Miracles happen when you close your mouth and open your eyes.

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The Courage to Say “I Made a Mistake.”

It takes courage to admit to a mistake…especially when it’s a public one. The price of pridefully staying the course is even greater.

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Take a Walk Down Memory Lane with Me

How your first kiss can help you feel better in times of angst and strife.

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Even Nomads Need a Home

Without clan and connection, we are lost—vulnerable, defensive and in survival mode. The importance of home for emotional health.

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Will You Have Regrets When the Pandemic Is Over?

Make 2021 the year of no regrets by making sure your “shoulda-wouldas” from the quarantine are completed. What’s on your list?

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Don’t Be Afraid to Live Your Life

Hiding from life in the name of safety is not living life. It’s time to prepare to return to getting out and living your life.