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LEAP into Spring Holidays

This week Jews and Christians observe spring festivals celebrating freedom – Passover – and rebirth – Easter. Would you like to carry over these concepts from the holiday table into your personal lives? If you are willing to take a LEAP, you can express your own freedom as you work to create new beginnings for yourself. One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. Andre Gide To begin your LEAP, you’ll need to Let go of what is holding … Continue reading

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How Conscious Uncoupling Impacts Kids

  After more than a decade of marriage, actress Gwyneth Paltrow and musician Chris Martin have decided to “remain separate.” A post on her website states that their plans are to consciously uncouple and co-parent their children, daughter Apple age 9 and son Moses age 7. All couples go through hard times and some face challenges that are insurmountable. No matter whether they end up in divorce court or mediation, what matters most is their emotional reactions. None of us can always control what happens but we can control how we … Continue reading

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Ban Bossy

What do you think of the Ban Bossy campaign? Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and author of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, has partnered with Anna Maria Chavez, CEO of the Girl Scouts, and former Secretary of State Condeleeza Rice to encourage girls to strive for leadership roles. Their thought is that girls are discouraged from asserting themselves because they don’t want to be called bossy—domineering, prone to giving orders. The campaign argues that if we take away the stigma by banning the word, girls will take … Continue reading

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A Smile Can Lead to Greater Happiness

Last Thursday was the first day of spring. If that wasn’t enough to please you, it was also the second annual International Day of Happiness. The United Nations General Assembly made it official by recognizing wellbeing as a fundamental right of people throughout the world. The United Nations Foundation and Grammy Award winning musician Pharrell Williams teamed up to put some synergy in motion. The focus of the online happening was Pharrell’s infectious song “Happy.” You can watch funky videos from all over the world here or listen to a … Continue reading