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  • What good difference can YOU make in the New Year?
    by Bonnie Chernin Every year at this time, we celebrate and pray for a sweet New Year.  As part of our celebration and tradition, we eat pomegranates and apples dipped in Read more
  • Curiosity saves the cats (and the kittens).
    By Bonnie Chernin Via Character Signature Strength:  Curiosity.   Taking an interest in ongoing experience for its own sake; finding subjects and topics fascinating; exploring and discovering.1 Imagine a young mother cat Read more
  • Silence Between Intervals: The Basis for Attentive Communication
    The best way to speak to someone is to remain silent and hear the speaker out. That may seem odd, until you consider how often people talk too much and say Read more
  • Music as a Metaphor
    Music as a Metaphor for Life In music and in life, can you be sharp and be natural at the same time? Think about it. To be sharp means listening intently, and staying Read more
  • How the Greatest Generation Kicked the Bucket Lists
    How the Greatest Generation Kicked the Bucket Lists   I found a column written by a palliative care nurse who spent the last three to twelve weeks with her dying patients, many Read more
  • Just Say Yes to the Reagan Love Story
    Whatever your political views may be, whether you voted for him or not, when it comes to the relationship between President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan everybody agrees Read more
  • Sleep Interrupted
    Making Your Waking Hours Work For YouPublished February 15, 2016 It’s 3 a.m. and you are an insomniac.   Your frenzied mind is in high gear and your engine kicks into overdrive.   You Read more
  • Do you have a passion for rationalization?
    Did you know rationalizations are alive?   It’s true.   Rationalizations have a life of their own apart from those who depend on them. Rationalizations have staying power. Every human Read more
  • Weighing In On New Year's Resolutions
    Published December 21, 2015Many people I know plan to make same New Year’s resolutions for 2016 that they made for 2015. Since research shows that 92% of people break their Read more

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