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Virtual Book Tour: John Tarnoff

For this Virtual Book Tour, we’re pleased to host career reinvention coach, John Tarnoff on our blog. We’ll be discussing his recently published book, Boomer Reinvention: How to Create Your Dream Career Over 50. After learning the secrets of how to turn setbacks into successes, John reinvented himself at age 50. Today, he’s here to share how a ‘second act’ career can be not only financially successful, but personally fulfilling as well. Let’s get started.  Her Mentor Center: Why should people trust John Tarnoff to take them through a critical life event … Continue reading

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The Six Best Valentines Gifts

Some of the best Valentines gifts come neither from shopping online nor tied with a bow. They’re our thoughts and actions, offered as a reflection of love and appreciation. According to the field of interpersonal neurobiology, the brain is constantly changing. And that is impacted by how we interact daily. Loving relationships can actually alter brain circuits that shape memories and emotions. Remember the chemistry when you and your partner first fell in love? Depending on how we treat each other, those deep feelings can last a lifetime. We change … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Achuar Tribe

We all have a personal narrative, and listening to others’ stories helps us learn more about ourselves. My husband and I, our 4 adult children and 5 grandsons traveled to the basin of the Ecuadorian Amazon River where peace of mind is a natural commodity. It was a breath of fresh air to visit the indigenous Achuar people, as ecological mindfulness and family life are two of their top priorities. They number 6,000 and live on two million acres of ancestral territory, a remote area where they preserve their way … Continue reading

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Meditation Exercises Your Mental Muscle

Meditation is the new brain food. Studies in neurobiology indicate that a meditation practice can decrease stress-related responses as well as increase self-awareness, compassion and mental equilibrium. Modern science is now up to speed with ancient wisdom. Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 161 to 180, said: Nowhere can (wo)men find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in their own souls. Who doesn’t spend time obsessing – about themselves, about regrets from the past, about fears of the future? It would benefit all of us to connect with breath in the present … Continue reading

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