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Living The Dream Its What We All Want, What Are You Dreaming Of?

April 3, 2019

SOTHEBY’S UNVEILED JAGUAR D-TYPE RM Sotheby’s third Manhattan ICONS “A Life of Luxury” exhibit became available to the public on Nov 30 at Sotheby’s York Avenue headquarters ahead of the auction held on Dec 6. A large showcase of thirty-two cars and a selection of high-value collectibles will go on public sale. The inaugural Life […]

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10 Things Bankruptcy Has Taught Me

January 10, 2019

My husband and I just filed bankruptcy for the second time…because we didn’t get it right the first time around.  We were constantly playing catch-up and eventually just let our first bankruptcy get dismissed.  So we filed again. Bankruptcy is not a fun place to be in.  It’s rather embarrassing to be honest.  It announces […]

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1 in 75

September 4, 2018

https://www.rivkin.org/just-diagnosed/ 1 in 75 women develop ovarian cancer during their lifetime.  I was one of them. https://lisamjukesmd.com/ovarian-cancer-is-the-most-deadly-gynecologic-cancer/ I was 25 when I was diagnosed with stage 1 Ovarian Cancer.  I had never had children (or sex for that matter), and I was in the third semester of graduate school.  The symptoms that I had were […]

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If I’m Being Honest….

August 30, 2018

I’ve spent the past several years in a crisis of faith. These days it’s common for me to say “I’m in limbo” when referring to my faith and membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It’s still weird for me. Since I was 13 and started going back to church (can you […]

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Communicating With Our Kids: Emotions

June 11, 2018

Emotions.  We have them.  Our kids have them.  And sometimes, no one knows what to do with them! Getting your kids to talk about their emotions can be difficult.  Some kids are naturally emotionally expressive.  They are feeling-based.  Other kids aren’t as in touch with their emotions.  It is possible that they are thinking–based.  It can be challenging […]

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Communicating With Our Kids: Asking Questions

June 6, 2018

When it comes to quality communication, you have to ask the right kinds of questions.  This is especially essential with children.  Sometimes, it’s even about not asking a question. Types of questions: 1. Open Questions Open questions allow for a variety of answers. When you ask an open question, you aren’t going to get a “yes” […]

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Communicating With Our Kids: Core Conditions

June 4, 2018

I used to teach a college course on Interviewing Skills based on Carl Rogers’ person-centered approach.  As I  studied and taught this method,  I have become a firm believer that using these techniques can help us improve our communication with the people in our everyday lives, especially our children. I’d like to share these tools with you […]

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Take a Modern Day Walkabout

May 22, 2018

When you hear the word “walkabout” you probably think about Australian Aboriginal boys who wander the outback alone for half a year as young adolescents in order to spiritually and traditionally transition into manhood. A modern day walkabout is a lot easier! The focus of a modern day walkabout is to spiritually recharge yourself.  It […]

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Finding Your Why

May 10, 2018

Change is challenging.  It’s easy to fall back on old habits or to delay creating new habits.  Before you start making changes, it’s important to discover your Why.  Once you’ve done that, then you have something to help you along the way. To identify your overall Why, you need to acknowledge your individual Whys for […]

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