Category Archives: your self

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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Creating Change

Making a change is never easy, but today people on both sides of the political divide are working to accomplish just that – for some it is a change from the past eight years while for others it is a pro-active change from what they believe is to come over the next four years. And what about you? What changes do you want to make in your personal life? Focus on what you can control and what you can accomplish, not what you can’t. In the heat of the moment, … 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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The Best Oldies But Goodies

As 2016 draws to a close, you’ve probably been reading lists and lists of ‘the best.’ Sometimes it’s the best movies of the year, others the best TV bloopers, or the best male and female athletes. If you’re like most of us, you probably like to begin each New Year with hope and optimism. So, in the spirit of ‘bests,’ here are some of my posts from the past on HerMentorCenter.com that can help you make a successful personal transition from 2016 to 2017. Once you decide that you are … Continue reading

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