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Suicide amongst Veterans

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We all know that suicide amongst our Veterans and Active Duty Service men and women is high, but here are the troubling statistics from the VA Suicide Data Report. I think many of you know I have taught and worked with Veterans, and that my son is a Veteran, and this report makes me so… Read More

Connection and Health

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I read a wonderful vision statement today about connection from Born to Belong.  It’s so true, isn’t it? Our connections are the ties that bind. http://www.borntobelong.com/   From birth humans have an innate need to belong. Connection is vital for mental and physical health. Most feel their connectedness with other humans but many also find… Read More

Kids and Climate Change

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The next class,  will be the second class in the series we entitled, ‘Almost Any Problem Can Be Solved in the Kitchen’. It will be on Tuesday, March 28th from 5:00 to 7:00, in Santa Rosa, CA. Address to be sent out a few days prior to class. I am teaching this class as part… Read More

Giving Back

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Being of service can make for a healthier, happier life, for both the giver and receiver. A life of service makes for a life full of purpose. “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” ~Oscar Wilde “Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year,… Read More