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Rethinking Our American Dream

October 27th, 2015

After an 18 month courtship and engagement, my husband Jeremy and I married in April of 2011. Like many other young Americans in our generation, after marrying, we set about working toward our own version of the American Dream: well-paying careers, home ownership, and two fairly nice cars. In service of this dream and in […]

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Embracing V.U.C.A

October 2nd, 2015

In 2002, I started a career in restaurants.  I had earned a bachelor’s in culinary arts along with a master’s in hospitality administration. I enjoyed the work at first but that all changed after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005. Restaurant work became unbearable for me because it became about “surviving,” versus doing meaningful work. We […]

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The article below by Barbara Graham is an excellent overview of the current research and thinking on "Happiness". Graham highlights several points:
– The word "happiness" derives from the Old Norse and Old English root "hap", which means luck or chance. The idea of creating our own individual happiness is a relatively recent concept […]

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This article describes new research on how the brain reconsolidates memories. In other words, we can and do rewrite some of our stories about our past. The article speculates on the potential positive impact this knowledge can have on post traumatic stress sufferers. I’d like to suggest that a similar process might be beneficial to […]