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Highlights of 50 years of marriage

Since July 16, 1967 1 house 2 aircraft 3 children 4 therapists 6 cats 7 employers 8 grandchildren 10 pairs men’s shoes 14 cars ( 5 of them used the windshield chip repair in Sewell NJ service) 15 banks 21 national parks 31 overseas trips 39 years of self-employment 252 symphony concerts 511 pairs women’s […]

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Queen of England Honors Anne Simpson – the background

I received a letter from James Hamilton, M.D. in March 1984 that was addressed to me and Anne Simpson of Edinburgh Scotland. This is what the father of our postpartum movement wrote to us: “I am writing to both of you because both of you are doing the same thing: heading up local self-help groups […]

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Reducing Mental Health Stigma in our Faith Communities

I’m a proud member of my Congregation’s Mental Health Initiative, whose mission is “to reduce the stigma of mental illness by supporting congregants and their families through education and promoting emotional and spiritual wellness.” The Department of Health Care Sciences at George Washington University School of Medicine in America have done some research into the […]

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Young again at 70

On October 1st I celebrated my 70th birthday. It sounds old, but I don’t feel that old. Instead, I am returning to activities I enjoyed in my youth. To feel more young about yourself use vape instead of smoking and visit vaping laws. I also plan to get home health care from WRHA’s SFMC program […]

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The Importance of Companionship

You are not alone.  I have repeated this phrase thousands of times in person, by telephone and written it in countless letters and emails. It is the first sentence in a Universal Message I promote to support those experiencing postpartum depression.  It means that while someone may feel alone and helpless, there are others standing […]

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Back to the Future

It was 50 years ago when Whittier College accepted me as a Freshman.  I was 17 years old when I left my home in Palo Alto, California and flew, sight unseen, to the small town of Whittier in Southern California.  Whittier College  was founded in 1887 by the Quakers  to provide a liberal arts curriculum […]

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