Celebrating the Measure of A Successful Life

Life is short, shorter than we know, and at the end of our days what do we want to be said about who we were, how we lived, the good that we did, and the legacy that we left behind?  I am visiting these questions right now because one of my favorite people on this...

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Uncommon Wisdom Often Arrives Unexpectedly

Life is such an interesting adventure, isn’t it?  You just never know when wisdom is going to show up, stick out its hand to shake yours, and then proceed to expand your world view in a flash of unexpected sagacity.  It’s one of my favorite things that happens in...

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Snow on the Roof

I teach a series of classes called Conscious Aging; the curriculum was developed over four years of field testing by the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS).  There are five interconnected goals for participants: To explore unexamined, self-limiting beliefs about...

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Animals Grieve, Too

I am so glad we live in a world where stories about animals are a part of our news and our national interest.  We care not only about the stories of our pets who grace our homes with love and fun, but we are also interested in the stories of animals who live in our...

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Vacations Always Open My Heart and My Senses

It’s been only two days since we arrived home, and I can still smell the ocean air.  Every year since I was treated for cancer in 2006, my two sons and their families have gone with me on a family beach vacation, often to Cape Cod, my favorite place on the planet and...

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Love Is Participating in an Alzheimer’s Study

Like most of you, I have some special people in my life who have been diagnosed in recent years with Alzheimer’s Disease, a form of dementia.  The disease progresses relentlessly, forcing significant life changes upon patients and family members struggling to care for...

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An American Road Trip

Two years ago, my spouse broke his leg.  Badly.  It happened two weeks before we were to depart for sunny Naples, Florida.  He was in a wheelchair for months, then on a walked, followed by crutches for more months.  Needless to say, the trip was cancelled (we have...

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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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