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Curiosity Challenge — 2021

I’ve mentioned in a recent blog post  that I’d been experiencing some heightened anxiety. Nothing too intense but enough to make me wish it would just go away! I also mentioned, though, how important it is to sit with all of our feelings, no matter how uncomfortable that makes us. Pushing them away—or trying to—often…

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Interview With Diane Gottlieb

Happy Mother’s Day to the mothers among us, to our own mothers who may still be with us on earth or who are on some other plane. This Mother’s Day, I will have to Zoom with my children, and I plan to take some time zooming in with my mom through pictures, meditation, and memories.…

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Interview With Judy Bogen

Judy Bogen is quite the amazing woman! Through her own experience with breast cancer, she found her calling–helping others going through cancer treatment by changing their treatment environments. Judy researched, reached out, and realized her dream–Place2Heal. She dove right in, has never looked back–and has plenty more dreams to fulfill in the future. Thank you…

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The Superpower of Writing

March 25 was my father’s birthday. He would have been 99! Schaje Fuhrer (you can call him by his nickname—Isi) was a kind, gentle person, with a round tummy and a hearty laugh. Dad had a wonderful sense of humor, loved being a father, and was a feminist—back in the day. He also was a…

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Interview With Karen Solomon

Karen Solomon has been a dear friend for many years. Usually uncomfortable being in the center of things, Karen agreed to do this interview for WomanPause in the hopes she would help other readers. Karen is the mother of two adult sons, one of whom has autism. In our chat, Karen shares her journey–not an…

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Are Your Tarot Cards Judging You?

I pick a Tarot card every day for guidance and inspiration. One day last week, I picked The Sun from my go-to deck, the Hanson-Roberts. It’s a lovely card–naked baby on a horse riding under a huge sun and bright blue skies. I wanted so much to feel that warmth, the happiness, the smiley, innocent…

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Touching Fear–Guest Post with Nicky Mendenhall

When I read my friend Nicky Mendenhall’s December 4th blog post, I knew I had to ask her permission to repost it on WomanPause. I am grateful she said yes. We talk a lot about fear on WomanPause. I often borrow the title of that oldie-but-goodie book Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway and…

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Interview With Nancy Branka

It was my great pleasure to spend some time speaking with Nancy Branka, author of Employee 6 Is 54 and founder of Startup Decoder, a wonderful online resource. Here’s how Nancy describes Startup Decoder on its homepage: “We’re a community of people who are mid- and late-career working in tech.” At Startup Decoder, Nancy writes…

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New Year’s Revolutions

So … just 4 days ago, a difficult year for the world, our country, our cities, towns, our families has finally been put to bed … and, in its place, another year born.   January 1, 2021 couldn’t have come a moment too soon!!!   This time of year, for me, has always been one…

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