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I met Connie Zweig, author of The Inner Work of Age: Shifting from Role to Soul at a recent Life Planning Network gathering. She has also written several other books  dealing with shadow work. All of her work is available on Amazon.  As guest speaker, Connie emphasized that as we … Read More


In order to escape growing violence in her native Ethiopia, Juweria’s mother sought a safe place to raise her family. They found their way to England and Sweden where she grew up and was schooled. Her mother inspired her to learn languages. Every day they spoke a different language at … Read More


In this day and age, travel has become more difficult for some people.  However, there are vicarious ways to get out of your armchair metaphorically. Here are some tips: Pull out boxes of old photos from trips. As you sort them and toss out duplicates, bad exposures, or people you … Read More

DR. CYNTHIA BARNETT…I’m Not Done Yet…and You Shouldn’t Be Either

Cynthia Barnett is a Life Coach and educator with over 30 years of experience in educational environments. She has taught from kindergarten through university levels. Cynthia honed her vast skills from classroom management, innovative curriculum design, and through coaching students, parents, teachers, and administrators as administrator herself with the Norwalk, … Read More

Carving a Purposeful Career in Uncertain Times

So many facets of our lives have been impacted in this ever-changing world in which we live. Commodities are being purchased online more now than ever before. Technology continues to dominate the way we meet with new possibilities from Zoom, Teams and other platforms. The hospitality industry like hotels, restaurants, … Read More

Looking Out for #1

We have all heard the quote “If it is to be, it is up to me” Attributed to several authors, no one is actually sure of its origin. For this purpose, the meaning is adapted from William H. Johnson (1901-1970), African-American painter. There is no evidence that he was the … Read More

August Musings

Waning days of summer remind me of a time to reflect on purposeful things I want to do for me this season. My mind goes to all things yellow like corn on the cob, butter, squash, daffodils, buzzing bees and so many other yellow things. As Ezra Pound says, “The … Read More

Tom Karl and R1 Learning

R1 Learning founder and president is Tom Karl, a business executive who started R1, a small education company, as the result of his personal experiences in addiction and recovery. The idea for the R1 Learning System and its Discovery Cards came to Tom when he noted, following a relapse, a … Read More

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