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Laurie Nadel
Laurie Nadel, Ph.D. has a dual career in psychology and journalism. She spent 20 years as a journalist for major news organizations, including CBS News and The New York Times, (Search: Laurie Nadel) The author of the four-time best-seller Sixth Sense: Unlocking Your Ultimate Mind Power (ASJA Press, 2007), she has appeared on Oprah and Coast-to-Coast AM with George Noory.

Her play Solar Katrina--three characters in search of a producer-- is the story of a newspaper editor who is struggling to survive in New York City a year after a devastating solar storm wiped out all forms of digital communications, television, and most electricity.

From 2003-2005, she ran a program at South Nassau Communities’ Hospital’s WTC Family Center for teenagers and young adults who lost a parent in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. She is a founding member of the Committee to Protect Journalists.

A member of American and International Mensa, she works with teenagers and young adults who are living with Asperger's Syndrome. Her motto: "It takes one to understand one."

Entries by Laurie Nadel

"Let Daddy Fix It!" Donald Trump And The Collective Unconscious

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2016 | 11:52 AM

"Have you Americans gone bonkers?" my friends in England keep asking. The Donald makes them nervous.

It's not just what he says.

A landmark study called The Silent Language identifies 93 percent of all communication as unconscious. Fifty-five percent of the message is conveyed...

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Hey, Amy Schumer: Meet Dr. Erica

(1) Comments | Posted June 5, 2016 | 1:33 PM

Before Amy Schumer made it ok for us to speak up for ourselves in the bedroom (or on the desk or in the shower), Dr. Erica Goodstone had already logged thousands of therapeutic miles helping both women and men express their sexual needs. One of the country's leading sexologists, Dr....

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To Be Love: David Bowie's Final Track

(16) Comments | Posted March 22, 2016 | 6:02 PM

"What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from."
--- TS Eliot, Four Quartets

In the fall of 1970, a young musician from London arrived in Los Angeles to...

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Where Outer and Inner Space Converge: A Conversation with Edgar Mitchell

(2) Comments | Posted February 9, 2016 | 8:21 PM

Astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell, who was part of the Apollo 14 space crew that flew to the moon in 1971, died last Thursday, February 4, just seven hours before the 45th anniversary of his landing the lunar module Antares on the surface of the moon. Dr. Mitchell was...

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Joaquim Jitters Trigger Hurricane Sandy Flashbacks

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2015 | 9:53 PM

Long Beach, NY: It was the robocall that got me.

Thursday, October 1st. 3:30 pm: Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano was saying that Hurricane Joaquin could reach Long Island around Tuesday morning., October 6th. We should get our emergency "Friends and Family" plans in place. And prep...

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Pastrami and Wisdom: Dr. Wayne Dyer on 'The Afternoon of Life'

(0) Comments | Posted September 1, 2015 | 1:53 PM

Pastrami and wisdom.

That was my first in-person encounter with Dr. Wayne Dyer. In April 2006, I had interviewed him by phone for my New York Times' column "Long Island at Worship" and our conversation had wandered into open spiritual water. By the time we got off the phone,...

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After Superstorm Sandy, a Community Cries Out for Its Hospital

(3) Comments | Posted June 1, 2015 | 9:05 AM

The second deadliest hurricane in U.S. history, Hurricane Sandy killed 33 people in eight countries and caused $68 billion in damages. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's ranked its "destruction potential" as 5.8 out of 6.

As I have written about here, one of the...

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Zen in the Art of Peter Matthiessen

(0) Comments | Posted April 6, 2014 | 8:28 PM

I first met Peter Matthiessen on June 30, 1998 and had the exceptional privilege of becoming his student for four years. This excerpt from my book describes our first meeting at his studio in Sagaponack, N.Y.:

"The Zen masters were men of few words, but mature in insight...

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Healing the Forgotten: New Hope for TBI Patients

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 3:27 PM

March is traumatic brain injury awareness month.

After finishing a double shift, nurse Sarah C. was on her way home. "I remember standing on the sidewalk waiting for the green 'WALK' sign. I looked both ways," she says. "The next thing I remember is waking up in an ambulance."

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You Can Never Have Too Many Flashlights: (And Other Life Lessons from Hurricane Sandy)

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2013 | 10:14 AM

Last year, on October 29, Hurricane Sandy flooded my one-story Cape Cod home in Long Beach, New York with four and a half feet of seawater contaminated by raw sewage. I spent the night in the crawl space which I euphemistically referred to as "the attic." Since its...

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Keeping a Cancer Journal: Your Private Healing Journey

(2) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 5:48 PM

Special for World Cancer Day/February 4th: Dedicated to dispelling negative myths and misconceptions about cancer.

There are few life experiences as shattering as receiving a diagnosis that you have cancer. Even an early stage diagnosis can shatter your sense of safety and stir up turbulent emotions. If you...

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How Hurricane Sandy Helped Me Keep My 2012 New Year's Resolution

(1) Comments | Posted January 10, 2013 | 3:14 PM

For the past 25 years, I have made the same New Year's resolution: Throw out half of what you own and spend more time with your friends. Little did I know how prescient that resolution would prove to be in 2012. Nor did I sense that before the year was...

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Womenetics: The Power of Connectivity

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2012 | 7:09 PM

My grandmother used to say, "If you want something done, ask a busy woman to do it." A woman like Elisabeth Marchant, President and CEO of Womenetics. "I believe strongly in the ability of women to positively impact the bottom line in corporations. When you have women in...

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Campaign 2012: What the Candidates' Faces Reveal

(0) Comments | Posted September 6, 2012 | 5:55 PM

"He is but he isn't." This may or may not surprise you, but according to the ancient art of Chinese face reading, this contradictory nonverbal message dominates Governor Romney's facial features.

"His eyebrows -- the placement on the face, their shape and form, give one strong...

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Lessons From 9/11: The Real Rules of Life

(1) Comments | Posted September 6, 2012 | 12:50 PM

The faces around the circle were worn and tired. Some of the approximately 30 men and women were still in shock, unable to comprehend the planes that struck the World Trade Center had vaporized their respective spouses, children, parents, or siblings. It was nearly two years after Sept. 11, 2001...

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Can Tropical Storm Isaac Help the Drought?

(3) Comments | Posted August 30, 2012 | 4:09 PM

As Tropical Storm Isaac continues to pound the Mississippi and Louisiana coasts with up to 20 inches of rain, massive flooding, and treacherous storm surges, more than 42 percent of the country is ravaged by drought. One of the worst-hit states is Texas, according to the

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Factoid Fiesta: The News God Loves August

(1) Comments | Posted August 13, 2012 | 12:41 PM

If February feels like the longest short month of the year, the first to the thirty-first of August seems like a torpid run-on sentence, bracketed between the hurricane season and record-breaking heat.

But for some ungodly reason, it the eighth month of the year that has a resplendent history...

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In Sierra Leone, Radio Is Their Only Hope

(0) Comments | Posted August 1, 2012 | 4:49 PM

It may be hard to imagine a world without tweets, texts, or television. But in a forgotten corner of west Africa, nearly six million people in Sierra Leone rely on radio broadcasts for basic information. Let Us Talk, a documentary produced and directed by John Lavall, documents the struggles that...

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The Woman Who Changed Her Brain (and Thousands of Others)

(6) Comments | Posted July 27, 2012 | 9:31 AM

Synchronicity is sometimes defined as a "meaningful coincidence" so when my flight from Boston's Logan airport was delayed by eight hours, it "just so happened" that I was carrying a book that would turn out to have a life-changing impact: The Woman Who Changed Her Brain and Other...

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New Hope Film Festival Gives Emerging Filmmakers New Hope

(1) Comments | Posted June 27, 2012 | 1:02 PM

New Hope, Penn.: Dozens of filmmakers from 13 different countries are preparing to bring their films, their dreams and their hopes for success to the third annual New Hope Film Festival, which runs from July 6 through July 15th. Set on the banks of the Delaware River, New Hope (population:...

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