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Who Look’s Inside… Awakes

Inspirational Quote Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. Carl Jung Philosophy for the Day Words have the power to heal or to harm. These words changed the course of my life some two decades ago when I first read their power. Who turns to the …

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Happy 2021… To New Beginnings

Something Old, and a Little Something New Hello Everyone. Hope all is well and everyone had a healthy and happy holiday season. There is a tradition in weddings to give the bride something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. While this post is not about marriage, I think 2021 represents a new beginning …

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What You Didn’t Know… From the Candle Shop

Most of you know me as Dr. Tom. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. But what many of you may not have realized is that I am also the head of Carole’s Candles, a long time aromatherapy business that put me through college. Over the past few weeks, you will find …

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Day 39 – 41: My Personal Journey to Release Weight

Dr. Tom continues his explorations of the way a personal weight loss journey can lead to optimal spiritual, emotional, and physical health.

Future Dreams: The Source of Inspiration

“Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly.” ~ Langston Hughes

Gratitude: Dr. Tom Explores the Do as I Say, Not as I Do Phenomenon

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

John F. Kennedy

Gratitude is much more than giving thanks. It is living by the words we speak. This is especially true when it relates to working with the next generation.

So many times, I see a culture of “Do as I say, Not as I Do!” Really, what is this truly about? In order to teach the next generation, we must live by the words we speak.

Practical Parenting: It’s A Small World After All

As a child, I remember watching the nightly news with my grandfather. I can remember the ticking time watch of 60 minutes counting down, as the news anchors would discuss factual events of the day, leaving the commentary for the viewers to work through on their own accord. Back then, it seemed like we were …

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Cultivating Happiness: Surfing the Paradox of Sickness and Health in the New Year

Good and bad, right and wrong, holy and evil, for richer or poorer, or in sickness and health, life presents us with a series of opposing, yet integrated themes that seem to drive our maturation journey.

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