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Stepping Out of My Story in the Hudson Valley, by Kim Schneiderman L.C.S.W., M.S.W.

I began house hunting on my birthday last year (11/17/20). Two months later, I became a Hudson Valley homeowner.   A little over a year ago, in the height of the pandemic, I stepped out of my story and began a new chapter in the beautiful Hudson Valley. I had no clear, long-term vision. In fact, I’ve […]

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Playgrounds are the “Geography of Hope”: A Week with Migrants in San Antonio, by Mary Ragan, PhD., LCSW

by PSI Executive Director Mary Ragan, PhD, LCSW   I’ve struggled to write something about my week of volunteer service with American Gateways in San Antonio, Texas, working with migrant families who have crossed the border seeking safety from persecution and a better life for their children. Any entry point I thought of seemed either

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The Challenge of Using Digital Technology Mindfully – A Buddhist Perspective

by H. Kimball Jones, MDiv, PhD, LMHC We are living in a “digital age.” As I enter the 9th decade of my life, I am struck by just how much digital technology has transformed our lives. For more than half of my life there were no computers, no internet, no email, no cell phones, no

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Fight, Flight or Be Present? How Mindfulness Can Help Us Cope With Anxious Times

by Kim Schneiderman, LCSW, MSW We live in turbulent times. Not since the 60’s has the nation been so volcanically divided along ethical and political lines, as climate change threatens to destroy the planet with wildfires, drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for millions… that is, if violence, war, or tyrants with nuclear weapons don’t

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