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“This changed my life” —Oprah learns about ACEs and Trauma-informed care
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“This changed my life” —Oprah learns about ACEs and Trauma-informed care

Re-posted from ACEs Connection & ACES Too High… “Don’t ask ‘what’s wrong with you.’ Ask, ‘what happened to you.’”  I watched the Oprah segment with my mother, Dr. Louise Hart, who heard Dr. Vincent Felitti speak about the CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences Study ten years ago. At that time, she asked him, “What is being done … Continue reading

The Fountain of YOU…
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The Fountain of YOU…

Kick off your 2018 with inspiration and energy…Come check out my KEYNOTE speech for Wellness Week at The Bellevue Club this Sunday! 525 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland CA 94610 KEYNOTE: Sunday, January 7th, 5:30p.m. $10 donation • No-Host Cocktails from 5:00 pm• Free Parking  The Fountain of Youth is a myth that spans centuries, cultures and … Continue reading

The Flourishing Artist
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The Flourishing Artist

Greek philosophers defined happiness as the joy you feel when moving towards your highest potential. The Flourishing Artist Creative Growth Activator combines seminars, creative retreats, speakers & workshops, coaching & consulting, convivia, and creative partnerships in a community of art and wellness in an inspiring Oakland retreat. I created The Flourishing Artist to unite my artistic career with my work teaching … Continue reading

Mission Accomplished!
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Mission Accomplished!

We have completed our giveaway of 3,000 copies of The Bullying Antidote! After two years connecting with dozens of Oakland organizations, we put the last 800 copies of the books directly into the hands of Oakland parents at a Back to School Rally. The word “Zorgos” was on everyone’s lips, thanks to a new acrostic that teaches positive parenting philosophy. … Continue reading

‘Revolting’ Cartoonist Kristen Caven
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‘Revolting’ Cartoonist Kristen Caven

by Taylor Maurand for The Montclarion/East Bay Times Not every artist can say her career has had a truly revolting beginning and have that be a good thing. Dimond district resident Kristen Caven’s (rhymes with “cabin”) recently-released memoir, “Perfectly Revolting: My ‘Glamorous’ Cartooning Career” is a story that has its roots on the Mills College … Continue reading