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Art of Living 2024 Featuring Isabel Allende

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  • Message from Robin – March 2024

    Message from Robin – March 2024

    Last week, a friend sent me this meme for the Jewish holiday of Purim. This image evokes the WWII era Rosie the Riveter campaign to address wartime labor shortages and celebrates the heroine Queen Esther who, according to the story, saved the Jewish people from mass destruction. And it’s a fantastic way to celebrate this…

  • My Arrival in America

    My Arrival in America

    My Arrival in America by Laszlo Somogyi Marika and I arrived by a refugee transport airplane from Vienna, Austria on April 5, 1957. Our first air travel took over a full day, requiring two refueling stops—one in Ireland and one in Newfoundland, Canada. We were not told where we landed and later found out that…

  • Welcome Allyson Holmes-Knight

    Welcome Allyson Holmes-Knight

    We are thrilled to introduce you to our new Senior Director of Clinical Services, Allyson Holmes-Knight, PhD! With immense pride, we welcome Allyson to our team, a highly regarded Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience working tirelessly to bridge gaps in mental health care access for communities of color.  Allyson’s journey in…


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