We Are Growing With You

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As mentioned in a recent email to clients, two weeks ago, I was privileged to co-present a session on the work of the poet and philosopher, Rumi, at West Los Angeles Public Library. My fellow presenter, Dr. Max Rahni, and I presented a selection of works, titled “Rumi on Love.” Dr. Rahni read from Rumi in the original Farsi, and … Read More

How Can I Make a Difference: Meet & Greet More Amazing People

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After our second meeting, I grew eager to find funding for the project so I could pay these amazing people and go full throttle on our work-but I did not know where to start looking. Then, serendipity occurred. I was visiting my next-door neighbor when a young woman walked through the door to visit our mutual friend. Upon being introduced … Read More

How Can I Make a Difference: Meet & Greet

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Karen, my editor, helped me put together the skeleton of the business plan for the Centerpeace Project. By now, we were both hard at work writing, editing, and re-writing the chapters of the book (which I knew would accompany the Project). Similar to this blog, the book is being written for people who want to be agents of change, starting … Read More

How Can I Make a Difference: The Seeds Were Planted Long Ago

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My good friend Patti and I, also a psychologist, were attending a professional conference up in the San Francisco Bay area. We were having breakfast before heading over to our conference. Patti also shares my love for SF. I was telling her that morning that it was about two decades ago when I had my vision for the Centerpeace Project. … Read More

Talking and connecting with the students at the University

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On May 2nd 2016 Dr. Ellie Zarrabian presented a talk at the International Islamic University in Islamabad, Pakistan on “Creating Peace in Our Personal Life and Community.” About 40 students attended the talk and connected with Dr. Ellie through Skype for the Q & A at the end of the presentation. A successful event!

Is Non-Violent Revolution Possible in Today’s World?

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This topic is by no means new; however given the daily chaos in and around us, it seems that these kinds of ideas are losing popular ground to more violent approaches. So, here are some reminders for us all from world renowned individuals. There has been the notion of many persons that non-violent actions never work or that they take … Read More

Anger Management Strategies for Stressed Out Individuals at Work

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You may as well face it, we all live in a world where stress is a constant factor in our lives. For some individuals, stress will start intruding into their lives even before leaving home to go to work or school. Just waking up to the people we live with can sometimes get our nerves in an uproar. The sad … Read More

Violent Video Games: Do They Lead to Aggressive and Addictive Behavior?

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Video games for children, teens and young adults is a $10 billion a year business in the United States. Certainly some of the games offer harmless entertainment and maybe even some educational value. But the games that seem to be the most eagerly anticipated, the games that major retailer Zany Brainy says “the industry is focusing on,” and the games … Read More

A New Way To Disagree

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A New Way for Couples to Disagree “I feel resentful when you don’t do some of the chores around the house even though you are not working right now and I’m working sixty hours a week.” Chris complains to Alex in their conscious coupling session.On the surface, anyone hearing this comment would agree with Chris. If Alex is not working … Read More

Conscious Parenting

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A New Way to Parent… Conscious Parenting Between seeing clients at the office, starting a new teaching position and being a full time mom, I was finding myself too preoccupied and distracted at home last week. My oldest daughter came up to me one afternoon and asked me if I would play with her. I responded, “Sure how about later.” … Read More