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Give Sorrow Words

Rituals give meaning to the painful and precious opportunities we are given to express and move through grief after we’ve lost a loved one.  Many such opportunities may be missed because of our upset, confusion and sense of being adrift that so often accompany...

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Mindful Happiness

It was Aristotle who wrote, “Happiness is the whole aim and end of human existence.” This is certainly as true today as when he wrote those words.  Happiness comes from being able to move beyond routine daily upsets into states of gratitude, optimism, love and feeling...

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When Grief is Your Companion

At a widow and widowers support group that I helped facilitate one of the participants reflected on recent and personal encouners as a widow, and what it was like to experience the pain of other people’s reactions such as avoidance and withdrawal of social contact. ...

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Creating Work You That Makes Your Heart Sing

There will never be another you.  The world has never seen anyone quite like you before, nor will it ever find another just like you again.  You are one of a kind and you have something to contribute to this life that the world needs from you.  In fact, my definition...

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What Motivates Retirees to Keep on Working?

As we enter 2015, in an improving economy, older U.S. workers will continue to reflect the view that retirement is more of a slowdown than a stop.  A majority of Baby Boomer pre-retirees (72%) expect and prefer to keep working, according to a recent survey done by Age...

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Pray, Sleep and Eat Mindfully

Pray, sleep and eat mindfully.  This trio of values is one I hope to live by in the coming month of holiday parties and family gatherings, and beyond, into the New Year of 2015.   Here’s why: Pray.  The world needs our prayers.  I love praying because it makes me feel...

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About Elaine

I love teaching and my personal mission has revolved around the roles of teacher, writer and coach. I first worked as a therapist in alcohol/drug abuse counseling where I learned the meaning of holistic health – we cannot seperate the physical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of an illness if we are to help create the conditions for getting well and recovering.

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