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Valentine for My Country

Millie Grenough Coach, Trainer, Author who helps you find an Oasis in the Overwhelm, whatever it may be This post is hosted on the Huffington Post’s Contributor platform. Contributors control their own work and post freely to our site. If you need to flag this entry as abusive, send us an email. My country, ‘tis of thee, Sweet land of …

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“AMERICA FIRST” — Huh?

I was one of the millions of marchers yesterday. I drafted the sign above on a bench in Union Station, New Haven, CT while we waited for the next train to New York. A man on the bench across from me waited till I finished the red-and-blue flag, then gave a smile and thumbs up. On the streets in NYC …

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In These Dark Days, How Can You Shine Your Light?

Yep, in this Northern Hemisphere, we’re in those dark days of winter. 5 PM and it’s pitch dark in Connecticut. Where is that sun anyway? Makes me wish I were back in Perú. Helps me to remember that nature never stands still. That’s why I was surprised when I looked up the origin of the word solstice. Webster tells me …

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Do You Need a Respite?

Photo by Sabir Abdus-Sabur These days are turbulent for sure. What to do? In his Just One Thing e-note this morning, Psychologist Rick Hanson responded to my wondering: This week’s practice – love someone. Rick affirms: that’s a good practice at any time. “But it’s especially good if you feel stressed, worried, or turned upside down – including by big …

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Election Stress? 2 Survival Tips

Millie Grenough Author of OASIS in the Overwhelm, Coach, Speaker,Trainer. Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine. EMDR-Level II: specialty in Performance Enhancement Are you ready to axe it all? When will this nerve-wracking hype be over? And after the big day, will the stress be gone? What to do…? The other morning when my husband was chopping firewood, …

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11,000 feet — 9/11

Millie Grenough Author of OASIS in the Overwhelm, Coach, Speaker,Trainer. Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine. EMDR-Level II: specialty in Performance Enhancement What’s it like to toss your stress to the background and climb to 11,000 feet? I had the luxury of doing that in August. Left all the usual stuff behind. Packed the bare necessities. Then climbed. …

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What’s Flim-Flam? What’s Real?

Millie Grenough Author of OASIS in the Overwhelm, Coach, Speaker,Trainer. Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine. EMDR-Level II: specialty in Performance Enhancement Credit: Paul Bloom Such chaos in this world of ours. So many swirls. What’s reflection? What’s fear? What’s real? Yesterday I was caught in the 4 PM Merritt Parkway rush. Swirling. Emotions flaring. In my gut …

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Float Like A Butterfly

    We were both working our way through school. I, a white kid from the West End of Louisville, he a black kid from a couple of miles east on Chestnut Street. We would probably never have crossed paths if it hadn’t been for a woman at Nazareth College, now Spalding University, on 4th Street in downtown Louisville. Sister …

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What’s On Your Bucket List?

  photo by: Rayshon This bucket idea is taking on more reality than I bargained for. In the first three months of this year, three of my dear friends died, one per month. And this week, a close relative – much younger than I am – found out she has a tumor that has spread to various parts of her …

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Is Biking Manhattan On Your Bucket List?

When my friend Jane received her diagnosis of pancreatic cancer stage 4, she didn’t waste any time. Jane had already lived in India, Mexico and Spain, had completed 2 ½ Master’s programs, had taught World Religions to teens at the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, NY, had married her sweetheart and raised two incredible sons, had written books and worked …

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