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Jodi B. Katzman
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Entries by Jodi B. Katzman

The Power of Gratitude

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2015 | 2:41 PM

gratitude / grat.i.tude / ˈɡradəˌt(y)o͞od /
The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness
(Oxford Dictionaries, © 2015 Oxford University Press)

Gratitude is a simple notion, yet one that we formally honor but once a year. But how does gratitude...

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Finding Harmony in 2015, Part 2

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2015 | 1:01 PM

Even the smallest act of caring for another person is like a drop of water - it will make ripples throughout the entire pond. -- Jessy and Bryan Matteo

In my first entry in this two-part piece on generosity, I disclosed not a New Year's resolution, but a...

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Finding Harmony in 2015, Part 1

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 2:20 PM

In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us. -- Flora Edwards

Jan. 1 comes but once a year. And scores of people the world over celebrate the milestone of a new year with resolutions. But this year,...

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An Unexpected Seasonal Bonus: Accepting What I See in the Mirror

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 1:27 PM

"Our entire life consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are." -- Jean Anouilh

The "season" approaches. Pumpkin faces begin to wrinkle as turkey feathers fly, and every convenience store, auto manufacturer and household starts decking the halls with price tags, followed -- of course -- by the standard banner...

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No Email, No Smartphone, No Internet, No TV, No Problem?! Jodi Unplugged -- Part 3

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2014 | 4:36 PM

Unplugging is “to give up craving, to live mindfully, to move toward nirvana” (Sanskrit for ‘complete liberation’). -- Faisal Hoque

In my most recent blog, I furthered my exploration of the mind-opening experience that accompanied an involuntary, week-long personal technology deprivation. Here are my final reflections...

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No Email, No Smartphone, No Internet, No TV, No Problem?! Jodi Unplugged -- Part 2

(4) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 6:26 PM

"Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we do not experience it." -- Max Frisch

In my previous installment of this three-part piece on STD (Sudden Technology Deprivation), I promised some perspective on my unplanned seven days without my usual tools... those tools that have...

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No Email, No Smartphone, No Internet, No TV, No Problem?! Jodi Unplugged -- Part 1

(0) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 3:29 PM

This technology connects you with everyone you are not with, and disconnects you from everyone you are with. -- J.J. Abrams

I'm always looking for ways to jump-start my body for a healthier, more active life. I've never been one for diet juice cleanses. From what I've read, such a...

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Grand Jury Duty Stalled My Life -- But Helped Me Find Solitude

(1) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 5:46 PM

Taking time to do nothing often brings everything into perspective. -- Doe Zantamata

When was the last time you were seated in a room with a group of people for hours on end, and no one -- not one single person --- stole periodic glances at their mobile devices?


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If Meditation Is Supposed to Quiet Your Mind, Why Is it So Noisy in Here?

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 12:18 PM

Be patient. Things are happening behind the scenes that can't be seen on the surface. -- Mandy Hale

In my first blog (I'm sure you've all read it, and if you haven't, you should), I set the stage for what I wanted to accomplish in my pursuit of...

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The Sonogram of My Soul

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 6:23 PM

If you can get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. -- Eckhart Tolle

I've never been to a psychotherapist, although many of my friends have. Not that I wouldn't have benefited from more objective insight, but I harbored some common preconceptions: the process might be a little...

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