Pillow fort for kids

Why kids build forts

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This is a re-post of a wonderful and timely article about what motivates kids to build forts, especially during these unprecedented times.  We are finding our own kids are big into building forts right now.  Forts offer comfort, security, a sense of independence and a place for creativity for kids.  I hope you enjoy the […]

Picture of cluttered room


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Now is a good time to de-clutter. I recently read that famed entrepreneur, Elon Musk, announced that he is planning to sell “almost all [of his] physical possessions” Musk’s Twitter post Musk went on to tweet that “devoting myself to Mars and Earth.  Possession just weigh you down” While giving away all of your belongings […]

Stop sign with blue sky background


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I love mnemonics and integrate them in my practice all the time.  One that I’ve used with clients is STOP. STOP from from Spiraling – from Negativity – from Boredom – from Depression – from Panic & Anxiety: S – Stop what you are doing and pay attention to Sight, Sensation, Sounds, Smells, Senses.  Smile […]

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Virus Information

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The following webinar was sent to members of our professional association today and is being made available for distribution to clients and the public regarding information pertaining to the COVID-19 virus.  Please feel free to forward on to your friends and family. We’d like to also inform our valued clients that due to the virus […]

Kids jumping and playing in a forest

Psychological nutrients for kids

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In continuing with the theme of parenting kids in the digital age, I came across this advice from Nir Eyal, Stanford Business School instructor, former video game and advertising executive, and author of “Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life”.  Eyal writes in his latest book that like the human body requires […]

Warren Buffet talks about his best lesson learned

The Best Advice Given To Warren Buffet

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I’d like to take a moment to comment on three themes that are very common in the work that happens in my office:  authenticity, emotional intelligence and leadership.  Over time I will address each of these separately, however today I want to comment on how they together create the ingredients of successful professional performance. Taken […]

2020 Start button being pressed to start the new year

2020 Start

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To the dear people I have come to know and care for! Happiest New Year.  2020, a new day, a new year, a new decade even.  It brings with it so many promises and possibilities. When I was living in Ghana twenty years ago, our organization was working hard to meet the U.N.’s 2020 targets […]

Man and woman exercising hard at gym

Exercise as medicine

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The new year is upon us and with it the ubiquitous New Year’s resolutions.  And since, for many, a goal in the new year may include a renewed commitment to physical activity, this article by Canadian science writer Bob Holmes published in Knowable Magazine is definitely worth sharing. “…exercise is both powerful and wide-reaching, affecting […]

One person giving a gift to another person

Gift giving

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What you were told as a child may actually be true, at least when it comes to giving.  The age old adage that “it is better to give than receive” now has some scientific backing.  In a study published by Science Magazine, researchers examined how income effects happiness. The researchers hypothesized that spending money on […]