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Interview With Marian Adams

“Medical gaslighting is real,” according to a recent New York Times article–and to this month’s interviewee, the gracious and courageous Marian Adams. I met Marian through a dear mutual friend Jeanne Stafford and will be forever grateful for the introduction. (you can see my  interview with Jeanne here) Medical gaslighting, or “having one’s concerns dismissed…

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Take Back Your Focus – With Help From Johann Hari

Like everyone these days, I have a lot of things on my mind. But I’m having a hard time staying with any single one. I jump around. I feel unsettled. Distracted. Sound familiar? I see this same distraction in many of my ACT/SAT students. When we first begin our sessions together, I ask them how…

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Interview With Laraine Herring

Laraine Herring is an amazing writer, visual artist, and champion of women–especially women over 40! Her latest book A Constellation of Ghosts: A Speculative Memoir with Ravens is a gorgeous, powerful memoir about grief and growth. You can see some of her stunning artwork alongside the interview. Laraine is also a wonderful teacher and psychotherapist…

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Your Voice Matters

I wasn’t planning to write a post for today. Last thing I wanted was to have to write this post. But … as a woman, as a mother, as a daughter, as a deeply saddened–and angry–citizen of this country … here it is. A post that says “Your Voice Matters.” I sincerely hope we all…

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Interview With Deirdre Fagan

Have you ever met someone and after just a few minutes knew she would become a forever friend? That’s how I felt when I met Deirdre Fagan, an amazing woman, who has taken the enormous grief she has experienced in her life and turned it into art. Deidre is a beautiful writer whose latest book…

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How Many More Will We Be Asked to Remember?

It’s Memorial Day, a day on which we honor those who died in active military service. It’s also a day I can’t stop thinking about the schoolchildren who were gunned down by a young man carrying military style weapons. Some Numbers To put things in perspective (if that’s even remotely possible), I’m going to start…

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HOPE — It’s Not For The Faint Of Heart

I’ve never been a doom and gloom type. Never. I know things can get pretty bleak and very complicated—I see that. And still. Still. I’ve always held onto hope. Hope (according to dictionary.com) is “the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best” That definition doesn’t…

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Interview With Robyn Strauss

Robyn Strauss is a fitness and health enthusiast who teaches fun, inclusive exercise classes for all levels. Now teaching exclusively in Wynmoor Village, a 55+ community, Robyn took time out of her busy day to speak with me about fitness as we age and the importance of finding a fitness routine that you love. (Robyn…

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Interview With April Brucker

April Brucker! I can’t say that name without smiling—which is a good thing because April is kind, warm, a ball of energy and a comedian! Please join me in conversation with this wonderfully unique, amazingly determined woman! (There’s even a visit from one of her puppets!) And remember to watch April in Vegas … and…

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Say NO to Body Shame–Yours and Mine

Okay. I’ll admit it. I’ll confess. Sometimes, when I see plus-sized models, I snicker. Out loud. Sometimes, I comment. It’s never a nice comment. I’m not proud. I’m actually ashamed. And … but … that’s the last thing I should be. “Why?” you might ask. “Diane, that’s awful of you!” you might say. “You—who claim…

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