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Are You An Influencer?

What does the word 'influence' mean?

“The capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of others."  Oxford English Dictionary

What is an influencer?

Someone who makes a difference on the planet.


Getting Lost On Memory Lane

As I was preparing to set fingers to keyboard to write this article, I experienced momentary mind blips since I couldn't remember what I wanted to cover. Earlier today while I was in session with clients in a group psychotherapy practice, I told myself...

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Follow The Leader

"True leadership lies in guiding others to success--in ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well." --Bill Owens

What does it mean to be a leader? A few days ago, someone referred to...

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World Mental Health Day

How would you define 'mental health'? Some optimal aspects might include:

Peace of mind
Ability to function in the world
Freedom from anxiety and depression
Social ease in communicating thoughts
A sense of emotional balance
Healthy choices
Balanced relationships
Abscence of addiction
Minimal thought distortions


Get Out of Jail Free Card

The hands that grip the cold steel of the prison bars have been holding on for so long that her fingers have become stiff and sore. She wonders if she will ever be able to let go, peeling them away as the visitors to her dark...

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Being in Integrity in Your Relationships

"We learned about honesty and integrity - that the truth that you don't take shortcuts or play by your own set of and success doesn't count unless you earn it fair and square."- Michelle Obama

Integrity is described as:

the quality of being honest and fair

 the state of being complete or whole

Both definitions speak to an interactive paradigm; the first with others, the second within ourselves. Consider...

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Because I’m Happy

In a conversation recently about the concept of happiness, a quote from one of my favorite movies, The Big Chill came up. The character of Chloe, played by Meg Tilly was asked about Alex (the character who ended his life, with whom she had been in a relationshp) being happy with his life, prior to his death, and her response was. "I haven't met that many happy people in my life. How do they...

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What’s In A Name?

My name is Edie; spelled E-d-i-e and pronouned Eee Dee. It was given to me at birth by my parents who wanted (in the tradition of the Judaism of our heritage) to honor my maternal grandfather named Edward.

It is both a joy and challenge to have an unusual moniker. I was born in 1958, and common designations back then, as evidenced by role call in the classrooms, were Susan, Linda, Mary, Debbie, Barbara and Beth.


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Can’t We All Just Love Each Other, Or At Least Respect Each Other?

This political season in the United States seems more contentious than any time I can recall in my five decades plus, on the planet. I have voted since I turned 18 and have not missed an election. I have voted with my conscience and chose the person who I thought would be best able to steward positive change when I pulled the lever behind the closed curtain.

Accusations of stealing elections, name...