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Interview with Laura Malfa — One Heart Healing

Last Thursday evening, I drove to Northern Westchester (two hours in the rain) to attend Laura Malfa’s “Spiritual Living Room.” It was well worth the trip! A group of eleven women, each of us in different stages of our spiritual journeys, sat with Laura in her healing space to talk about and share our experiences…

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Lose the Shame and Dare Greatly: Shero Brene Brown

Dear WomanPause readers. I have something personal to share. Last week, my short memoir piece “Little Secrets” was published. I should be thrilled … and I am, really, but … I’m also a bit raw. I feel naked. Exposed.   My Mother’s Words: “Don’t Air Your Dirty Laundry in Public”   It’s a very personal…

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To Dye or Not to Dye: That is the Question!

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Hair! Mine has never been my best feature. I remember my younger years, spending countless hours trying to transform my own limp locks into a long and luscious Pantene-like mane. It didn’t work.   “Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Beautiful” (Does anyone else remember the stunning Kelly LeBrock scolding you through the TV screen? “Don’t…

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Leaving Antioch And Taking With Me All I’ve Learned

It’s that time of year—graduation season. When you hear the word graduate what comes to mind? An eighteen-year-old going off to college in the fall? A college grad starting out in “the real world?” (Anybody besides me think of a young Dustin Hoffman and Katherine Ross—not to mention the incomparable Mrs. Robinson, Anne Bancroft?) Whatever…

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Interview with Sarita Sidhu

Sarita Sidhu! I loved her the minute I met her. Sarita is not only warm and outgoing, she is high energy, highly intelligent, and Funny with a capital “F”! I met Sarita at Antioch University just two years ago, and in that short time, she has enriched my life beyond measure. Sarita is a woman…

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Nuns and Nones–Intergenerational Connection to Celebrate

We are living in exciting times. Even with all the divisiveness and anger in the air, there is a quieter but no less powerful voice making itself heard. It’s a voice of connection, of trying new solutions to old problems—the voice of curiosity and experimentation. The quiet also reflects a deep listening—to other’s experiences and…

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Grow Bolder As You Grow Older

How important is your mindset? How much power does your belief system have over the quality of your life? If you believe psychologists, philosophers, and social scientists, the answer is quite a bit. We are under a constant information assault from the environment. In order for any of that incoming data to make sense, the…

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College Blues–Graduation Green

I always buy lottery tickets. Twice a week, I lay down $4 and purchase one MegaMillions and one Powerball. “You gotta be in it to win it,” after all. I’m a Sucker for the Dream It’s great fun walking into the gas station shop on Lakeville Road or into the 7-11 by the Stewart Manor…

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Women Wolves and Wambach

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the stories we grew up with–and about the lessons we were supposed to glean from them. Some of the lessons were good ones and still hold their worth.   “The strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack,” is one of…

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