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Speeding in the Slow Lane – Lessons in Vulnerability

Speeding in the Slow Lane – Lessons in Vulnerability

I have a breaking point of sorts. When life gets me down and there are too many things that are beyond my scope, I seem to have a peculiar knack (not a huge knock-down- drag-out), rather a ridiculous marshmallow pillow fight of a melt down and get myself into a bit of...

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Practicing Compassion and Loving Kindness in the New Year

Practicing Compassion and Loving Kindness in the New Year

With the New year upon us, I think it is important for all of us to look back and review how our year has been. For me, 2018 was replete with tumultuous changes and startling discoveries. I did not always welcome or like the changes. I found that - once again -...

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Discovery on 3rd Rock from the Sun

Discovery on 3rd Rock from the Sun

**Written By Roger Porter In the hit NBC series 3rd Rock from the Sun, a group of aliens pay humans a visit to learn about life on earth. Disguised as homosapiens, the leader of the alien ‘family’ is Dick Solomon, a haughty and bombastic university professor who falls...

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Has FOMO Got You Down?

Has FOMO Got You Down?

We’re all guilty of it - drawn into the glowing wonder of a smartphone or laptop screen like a moth to the flame. We scroll through social media, fashioning posts about our latest adventures, liking, clicking, buying and even dating. The amount of time we spend on our...

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10 Ways Forgiveness May Lead You To Compassion

10 Ways Forgiveness May Lead You To Compassion

Summertime is a time for us to kick back, reflect and enjoy the outdoors, the sun and some casual activities. With walks to Soul Cycle in crisp mornings and strolls through my neighborhood in magic hour light, the summer season has me ruminating about resentments,...

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Sex, Drugs, & Senior Behavioral Health Challenges

Sex, Drugs, & Senior Behavioral Health Challenges

Aging is as natural as sunlight. Still, during 99% of human history, most humans did not live past the age of forty due to primitive technologies, sciences and medicines. Today, aging past 65 may is no longer a novel act. According to the Hamilton Project, more than...

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Additional Resources

Mindfulness and the 12 Steps 
Therese Jacobs-Stewart

Mindfulness for Beginners
John Kabat Zinn PhD

Wherever You Go, There You Are
John Kabat Zinn PhD

The Road Less Traveled
Scott Peck

One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the 12 Steps
Kevin Griffin

Porn Nation
Michael Leahy

Generation on Hold
James Cote