Swing Into Recovery with Golf

My husband, John Wadas CFRE, as some of you may know, is a certified funding executive and retired athletic director (SDSU, ASU, South Florida and Long Beach State). Along with his wrestling prowess, he is a former collegiate golf coach and sat on the NCAA Division I...

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On Death: Ruminations on the grief process

Nothing prepared me for April 20, 1996. It was the day after Easter, a supposed time of resurrection and goodness. Instead, my husband was pronounced dead after experiencing a heart attack and sliding his brand new Infiniti into the center divide on the highway near...

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How to be a widow and other fun tips

The following is an excerpt from my book, Falling Up: A Memoir of Renewal. I owe a great debt of gratitude to Alan David Stanger, a raucous gentlemen. Neither of us was strong enough, savy enough or smart enough to say goodbye. We had simply reached a truce and were...

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Feeling Frazzled: 6 Sure-Fire Ways to Beat Stress

When I realized April was National Stress Awareness Month and that my taxes are due soon and I’m traveling, I started feeling stressed, frazzled and hassled. Then I thought what a wonderful opportunity to share what I do to keep myself centered and beating my stress....

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Is Chronic Pain the Brain Game?

  In Andrew Sullivan’s sprawling New York Magazine take on the voracious nature of the opioid crisis - “The Poison We Pick” - he posits that the “drugs now conquering America are downers: They are not the means to engage in life more vividly but to seek a respite from...

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Feeling Down? Try Some Puppy Love

With National Puppy Day in March, I think it’s a good time to reflect on the many ways a puppy and dogs can provide emotional support and unconditional positive regard. According to the National Puppy Day website, it is “a special day to celebrate the magic and...

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