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It's So Much More Than Just Pride

Happy June! It’s warming up out there, and we nature lovers are coming out of hibernation. The critters in my woods are also coming alive, frolicking unabashedly—a-hem!—and providing lots of opportunity for my dog, Lily Pad, to eagerly stand ...



This past Saturday was national “Pay It Forward” day. First of all, how cool that our “kindness consciousness” is at a national level! In times when the news is often particularly depressing and appalling, perhaps we need to focus on kindness ... more

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Over the years, regular Shrink-Rappers got to know my wonderful furry companion, Betty Lou, a truly delightful bundle of smart, goofy, entertaining energy. You may also know that, after being my faithful shadow for 14 years, Betty crossed the ... more

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So here we are, just a few weeks past Valentine’s Day. Spring is knocking on the door, and if you’re feeling anything like the community of scampering squirrels in my woods, then you can probably relate to winter’s “cabin fever” becoming spring’s ... more

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Happy February. The month of Valentine’s Day, Heart Health Awareness, and Black History. (One of my African American friends, Owen, likes to say, “Oh sure, give us the shortest month!”) It’s a good month to talk about relationships. more

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Here we are, standing on the threshold of a new year. I believe it’s a healthy (and potentially healing) time for reflections back, and intentions forward. Most in my circle are fervently hoping for a better 2018, due largely to political ... more

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Ahhh, the holidays. What-ever you are working on within yourself, the holiday externals—filled as they are with family, friends, food, drink, spending, commercialism, merriment (forced?), travel woes and more—are guaranteed to provide an ... more

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