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My favorite Professor

I met Dr. Irene Eber in 1966 when she joined the History faculty my senior year at Whittier College.  She had just finished her doctorate in East Asian Studies at Claremont Graduate School.  I  enrolled in her course called East West Cultural Contacts. My classmates and I were the first to benefit from her youth,  […]

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Lobbying for a better world through CARE

“Make Your Impact” was the theme of the 2013 CARE USA conference and Women’s Day Celebration in Washington, DC.  I am honored to be a volunteer for an organization as old as I am.    It began fighting poverty through CARE packages immediately after WWII. Today it supports 997 poverty-fighting projects in 84 countries and reaches […]

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Networking with PSI friends in Florida

A trip to meet relatives in Florida became a perfect PSI networking opportunity. Instead of a my monthly one hour PSI call-in to Chat with the Founder on December 10, I met with three mothers for four hours. Jennifer Silliman made it happen. She is the PSI Southeast Regional Coordinator, Florida Co-Coordinator, Palm Beach Area, […]

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Visitor from Israel

One of my great joys is to host visitors in our Santa Barbara home. We are delighted to welcome PSI friends from around the world. Recently, Saralee Glasser arrived from Israel to share time with us. She is a developmental psychologist and senior researcher at the Gertner Institute of Epidemiology and Health Policy Research for […]

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Maman Blues Association

A major highlight during a Marce Society Congress is the opportunity to meet outstanding like-minded individuals from around the globe.  On this occasion in Paris, I was delighted to meet the founder and leaders of Maman Blues Association of France, Nadege Temple-Beauvois and Carolyne Bernard-Chatelain. Carolyne, was a co-moderator with PSI past President Birdie Gunyon […]

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My time in Paris at Marcé Society Congress

Training with the Marcé Resource Pack Workshop A dozen interested individuals from California, Florida, United Kingdom, Poland and Singapore participated in an interactive session to learn about the history and contents of the Marce Society’s Resource Curriculum. I have a strong attachment to what was originally called The Emotional Effects of Childbirth.  Two decades ago, […]

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