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My story begins in New York City, where hustle and bustle was - and is - the daily pace. Over the years, as I've worked in politics, television, midwifery and, for the past 22 years, as a social worker and psychotherapist, I've gradually migrated to smaller and smaller locales. My current hometown of Durham, NC still offers the friendliness that a slower lifestyle encourages, but it, too, is beginning to speed up. In fact, my book had its genesis in a wonderful independent bookstore there, The Regulator Bookshop, where I worked prior to opening my private practice. Over the months, I noticed how impatient customers became in the brief time it took to run their credit card, while others zoomed in and out of the store. I overheard tidbits of ...more

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I'm very happy to announce that my book. Slowing Down in a Speedstressed World, has won a Silver Medal in the e-Lit Book Awards (Self-Help Category). It's gratifying to see many years of work being recognized not only by readers, but in this manner as well.

On a sadder note, the Amtrak Train that derailed outside Philadelphia is a large (and catastrophic) reminder of the importance of taking slo... Read more of this blog post »
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