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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, www.nytimes.com (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. www.cpj.org

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

Zen in the Art of Peter Matthiessen

(0) Comments | Posted April 6, 2014 | 9:28 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 | 4:27 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 | 11:14 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 | 6:48 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 | 4:14 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 | 8:09 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 | 6:55 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 | 1:50 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 | 5:09 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 | 1:41 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 | 5:49 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 | 10:31 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 | 2:02 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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Baseball, Hope and the Children of 9/11

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2011 | 7:04 PM

Bronx, NY: We were standing in the press box at Yankee Stadium where my brother Eric was calling the game for the Texas Rangers. Jason Giambi hit a home run and the young man standing next to me let out a whoop! Then, realizing where he was, he stopped. As...

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The Keys to a Transformational New Year with Russell Bishop

(1) Comments | Posted January 18, 2011 | 3:31 AM

As 2011 gets underway, Russell Bishop, Senior Editor at Large of The Huffington Post and author of "Workarounds That Work: How to Conquer Anything That Stands in Your Way at Work" (McGraw-Hill, Jan. 2011) draws on his own times of adversity as sources of strength, optimism and creativity.

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Are Your Holidays Not As Happy As They Should Be? Reinvent Them

(1) Comments | Posted December 24, 2010 | 9:53 AM

As the holidays approach, they bring good news and bad news.

The good news is that the holidays are coming. That is also the bad news.

It does not matter if the economy is good or bad, if the country is at peace or at war. As soon as the...

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Caroline Myss: 'America's Soul Is On A Respirator'

(9) Comments | Posted October 7, 2009 | 1:37 PM

If you are tired of pundits and bloggers rehashing sound-bites, New York Times best-selling author Caroline Myss looks at today's economic and political crisis through a different lens. In her new book Defying Gravity (Hay House) she examines the current melt-down as a collective spiritual crisis that is...

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Woodstock's Real Hostess

(2) Comments | Posted August 24, 2009 | 5:58 PM

After watching the commemorative pieces on the anniversary of Woodstock, I contacted my childhood friend Dr. Marilyn Bruno whose family owned property adjacent to Max Yasgur's farm. What was it like?
This is her account:

"I have nothing but sad feelings when I remember Woodstock. Over the years,...

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Recession Stressing You Out? 5 Sure-Fire Ways to Feel Better

(1) Comments | Posted April 7, 2009 | 3:05 PM

"Don't let the recession get you down or you'll be landed with a dentist bill."

This just in from The London Daily Telegraph. Readers are advised to stop clenching and start "adopting a constructive and positive attitude to the future."

A trip to the dentist can trigger anxiety even...

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Bernie Madoff and the Zen Master

(2) Comments | Posted March 24, 2009 | 3:48 PM

It is easy to hate Bernie Madoff, especially if you lost money in the great Madoff Ponzi scheme. It's great to have a public villain to put in the media pillory. Scorn. Shame. Vilification. It sure feels good, doesn't it?

But does demonizing Bernie serve our best interest?

It's...

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