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Rio Olympics: Final Five

                    Our U.S. women’s gymnastics team gave their national coordinator a fitting send off in the final moments before her retirement. In the Rio Olympics, Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian and Aly Raisman won the team gold. Deciding to call themselves the Final Five was both significant and personal. In tribute to their mentor, they chose this nickname – the final team to train under the watchful eye of Marta Karolyi. Who says that Boomers and Millennials can’t get along? Preparing … Continue reading

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Women and Therapy

What do women want? What do they need? What are their biggest fears and struggles? Take half an hour out of your busy schedule to spend with Cyma Shapiro, host of the contemporary lifestyle radio show, “For Women Over 40.” Please click on this link and listen to the interview on 88.1FM, WESU, Middletown, CT. Her guests, Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. (Los Angeles, CA) & Jennifer Kogan, LCSW (Washington D.C.) will discuss the many complex issues women face today, the trends they see moving into the 21st century, and the ways in which healing/resolution can … Continue reading

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Travel Abroad: New Complications

Summertime and vacations go together. And it’s great to get away, have a change of pace and leave all worries behind – at least for a little while. Yet transition always involves stress – wrapping up work and pulling back from technology, the rigors of travel itself. With increased terrorism in today’s world, we experience even more pressure. Now there are many emotional layers, like fear and worry, that make you wonder if it wouldn’t be better to stay home. But that would be giving in. We’re just back from … Continue reading

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Friendships Decrease Inevitable Stress

On the way to Machu Picchu, outside of the marketplace, I talked with this engaging group. Women gathering with children and connecting is a given when traveling in other countries. And here at home, friendships become even more critical at times of family transition – when children grow up, leave for college, then often boomerang back. Findings from a MacArthur Foundation survey show that the emotional security and social support these relationships provide have been a survival strategy in adversity. And a landmark UCLA study, developed by Drs. Shelley Taylor and … Continue reading

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