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An Antidote to Fear

An Antidote to Fear

I’ve been feeling a lot of fear lately.  Maybe you have too?  Fear is not usually helpful, unless a tiger is chasing you and fear makes you run.  Then it is super helpful! When we are afraid, our brain shuts...

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Dig Deep and Know Your Strength

Dig Deep and Know Your Strength

I believe tragedy shows us who we are, at our core. In my twenties I often wondered how I would have responded in WWII if I were in Germany and not Jewish. Would I have turned in Jews? Would I have punished others? Would I have helped Jews, risking my life and those I...

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Reduce Stress & Increase Focus through Alpha Wave Music

Reduce Stress & Increase Focus through Alpha Wave Music

Hello! This love note is about a powerful tool for stress reduction—alpha wave music. I don’t know about you, but my last month was, shall we say, FILLED with stress. I may talk about that in a later newsletter, but the events of last month prompted me to share one of...

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Why Gratitude is so Powerful for your Brain

Why Gratitude is so Powerful for your Brain

Why is the simple practice of gratitude so helpful?It is good for our brain and makes us more effective: Positive emotions fill our brain with dopamine and serotonin.  These chemicals make us feel good and increase our ability to learn.  They help us process new...

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