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Harriet Cabelly
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Harriet Cabelly is a social worker and life coach emphasizing living life to its fullest and creating a good life out of (or despite) adversity. She blogs at where she interviews people who have 'successfully' transcended their personal challenges and created renewed meaning, purpose and joy. She also facilitates parenting and coaching workshops.

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"I've Lost Myself"- How to Reconnect with Oneself

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2015 | 9:58 PM

I recently gave a parenting workshop where I met a woman who, at the end of the session, broke down crying saying, "I am so overwhelmed and I've lost myself. I'm nothing that I started out to be - not the professional I worked so hard to become- and I'm...

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Taking Care of Our Mind: Interview With Dan Harris

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2014 | 11:42 AM

An original skeptic, Dan Harris has learned how to "tame the voice in his head and reduce stress without losing his edge" by meditating. After suffering a panic attack on air, the ABC news reporter began his journey into the self-help arena and found something that has made him 10%...

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Unleashing the Limits of Dis-ability With Laverne Bissky

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2013 | 2:15 PM

Laverne Bissky has incorporated a life-changing challenge, that of having a child with disabilities, into a goal and dream that takes her and her family to all corners of the earth. It's all about the A-bilities without the "dis." This incredible woman, together with her family, shows us how to...

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Start Your Day Off From the Inside Out

(1) Comments | Posted July 18, 2013 | 12:13 PM

We bring who we are to what we do. When we bring the best of who we are, we do great things. We work from the inside out -- we know ourselves, we have rich internal resources, we come from an authentic place and we are connected to what we...

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'I'm Never Pain-Free But I Don't Allow My Circumstances to Stop Me': Interview With Candida Sullivan

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2013 | 10:32 AM

How does someone go through life being constantly stared at? Candida Sullivan is a pro at managing and living her life in a manner that elevates her and others beyond her external deformities. Amniotic Band Syndrome affects her hands, arm and foot. Because of misaligned joints and spine, everyday activities...

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Resourcefulness: A Perennial Characteristic of Success

(4) Comments | Posted March 7, 2013 | 9:44 AM


The defining factor is never resources, it's resourcefulness" - Tony Robbins

This quote says it all in terms of how we need to be raising our kids today. The focus has been on the external pursuits of grades, trophies, awards, which...

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Interview With Steven Benvenisti: Victim of Drunken Driving Accident Treated His Therapy Sessions Like Football Practice

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 3:43 PM

2013-02-04-Professionalphoto2012.jpgWhile vacationing in Florida six weeks before college graduation, a repeat drunk driver lost control of his car and crashed into Steven Benvenisti while he was walking with his friends. His legs were crushed, his face smashed through the...

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'A Mind Like Schwarzenegger's Body' -- Interview With Susan Fernbach on Behalf of Mark O'Brien

(0) Comments | Posted January 2, 2013 | 1:10 PM

Who is Susan Fernbach? After seeing the movie The Sessions and being completely enthralled with the man whose heart, mind and soul were not in the least bit concealed by the iron lung machine in which he lived most of his life, I looked for someone to enlighten...

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Priscilla Gilman on Embracing the Strengths of a Special Needs Child

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2012 | 6:38 PM

Priscilla Gilman is a human archaeologist. She digs for the beauty, joy and gifts of the 'different' child and finds them on the top layer of fertile ground. As an English professor who is passionate about literature, most specifically the poetry of William Wordsworth, she has combined this love with...

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Don't Let the Friendship Boil Over -- Talk It Out

(6) Comments | Posted October 29, 2012 | 10:55 AM

I'm trying to soothe my soul. It's been deeply hurt. I've also inflicted tremendous hurt on a person whose response in a Dear John email is that we are no longer friends and I am not to reach out to her again. She has cut off our 40-year friendship like...

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Robin Smalley: Turning Personal Loss Into Global Gain

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2012 | 2:55 PM

Robin Smalley is a fierce advocate for pediatric AIDS. She turned her personal losses into huge gains for world health -- the elimination of pediatric AIDS. She rebuilt her life -- a totally new one at that -- by serendipitously coming into her passion of giving to other mothers. Ms....

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