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Dorothy

Dr. Dorothy’s life story of coming from an orphanage, being raised in the housing projects of South Boston, becoming a Catholic nun, an international airline stewardess, a wife, mother, graduate faculty member, Clinical Instructor at a Medical School, and so much more provides the perfect backdrop for her message of joy, humor, passion and faith as the necessary tools for life.

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A New Year – Time for New Dreams

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE The first week or two of a New Year is my time to review the past year (once it is over) so I can assess where I am today versus where I was last year at this time. What dreams have been actualized? What dreams no longer fit? What new dreams have…
Dorothy
January 15, 2014
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What a month!

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Have you ever had those times when you knew you were going away for a trip and therefore felt you had to catch up on everything so that when you drove away there was nothing left undone? The house was cleaned, the bills were paid, the paperwork was done, the calls returned,…
Dorothy
August 12, 2013
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AMAZING NEWS

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE As a psychotherapist, I have been in the medical community since 1983.  In 1985 I became committed to alternative medicine, later renamed to complimentary health care, and then called integrative health care, regardless of the term used the theories and approach to health care in this approach are based on values I…
Dorothy
April 20, 2013
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Sixty is the new forty – so they say – and I believe it!

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Sixty is the new forty! Today I attempted something that up until 4 months ago never would have crossed my mind. Today I did a half-marathon in NYC. A girlfriend, Yolanda Lowe, had suggested this but I initially thought it was outrageous.  It was so not how I saw my exercise program…
Dorothy
April 15, 2013
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A Time for Response not Reaction

Spring has arrived, Easter and Passover have come and gone, the sun is shining, the water looks beautiful and the buds and flowers are beginning to bloom. We are truly blessed yet as I read Facebook postings I see so many who are caught up in looking at the negative, who are in fear and for some even in hatred.…
Dorothy
April 7, 2013
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Speaking Topics

Keynote Presentations and Optional Follow-up Break-Out Training Workshops Whatever the topic, Dr. Dorothy’s speaking presentations are most often described as “profound and earthy”, “filled with wisdom and humor”, “life changing, faith-filled, and inspiring.” As the author of four books, she addresses various topics with equal expertise allowing the audience – after her speaking presentations – to later read and learn…
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March 15, 2013
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Another Adventure – with a Friendship Twist.

I have said that I want life to be an adventure and I must say that, as always, we get what we ask for. After my fall in which I sprained my ankle and dealt with swelling, crutches, and an air cast my recovery thankfully, was rather swift.  I did however take the time to read, have quiet time, watch…
Dorothy
October 3, 2012
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Book Launch

Unkiditional Love Book Launch & Signing WHEN: May 3rd from 5:30-8:30pm  WHERE: 87 Church Street in East Hartford, CT  Join Tom Russo and I along with our very special guest, Penny Rearick from Adoptions From The Heart to celebrate the launching of our new book, "Unkiditional Love!"  A percentage of all proceeds, generated from this event, will be donated to AFTH since both Tom and…
Dorothy
April 30, 2012
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Coming home again.

  I have been doing a lot of radio and TV appearances lately and I often have little idea as to where it will go other than a particular message I would like to get across to the listeners. Recently Brad Davis asked me on his show about my childhood and where I grew up. I was telling a story…
Dorothy
March 20, 2012
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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Today is Valentine’s Day and I am amazed at the number of single girlfriends who are sending texts wishing me a happy Valentine’s Day.  We all go through those periods of our lives when we look for that special someone to spend time with, to buy the right gift for, and to celebrate romance with. In truth, we all love,…
Dorothy
February 14, 2012