June 2010

Help Me Help You

by Dr. Kamen

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Tom Cruise’s character in Jerry Maguire pleads with his client, Rod “Help me. Help you.” I am reaching out to you, my community of readers, to do the same. Please help me, help you. I launched this blog with the intention of adding value to your lives and making a significant difference outside of my private practice’s  confidential setting. My vision is to make my website more relevant and engaging and I need your help.

Over the past thirty years I have treated adolescents and adults with post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self-destructive behaviors, eating disorders, difficult transitions and complicated losses. I have also coached clients who were not necessarily [click to continue…]

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Women of all ages want and need to come together. When women discover the thread that connects them to each other, they are invariably strengthened and better armed for the challenges and transitions of life. Most women in their fifties have discovered the importance of friendships and support systems.

They want to expand their horizons, yet they are savvy and often worldly. They want to boost their happiness factor even though they live vital and joyful lives. Recently I was asked to write for Vibrant Nation. Vibrant Nation is a website community devoted to smart, independent, successful women age 50+ looking for ways to find mutual support. More than 80,000 women subscribe [click to continue…]

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As a “mompreneur” Kim DeYoung brilliantly blends motherhood with entrepreneurship and teaches others how to do it as well as a business coach. Kim is indeed the original “Metromom,” which is the company she created providing a unique place for moms to connect, learn and build their businesses.

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Kim and I met by chance at a tea party in Manhattan. We engaged in each other’s stories and quickly found a connection over the passion we share for our families and the work that we do. Kim immediately struck me as a compassionate, smart and fierce warrior, determined to find the balance that nurtures her family, her soulful home-based business and the many women she serves. [click to continue…]

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Most women seem born with the innate ability to juggle. It is no wonder that more than 10 million women-owned businesses in the United States generate close to three trillion dollars in annual revenue according to the Center for Women’s Business Research.

Women are starting businesses at almost twice the rate of men with mothers joining these ranks every day. The newly coined name for these entrepreneurial mothers is “mompreneurs.”

Mompreneurs are mothers raising their children full-time while running their businesses at home. Women have long faced the conflict of family versus career opportunities. In the past choosing a career meant a compromised or nonexistent family life. [click to continue…]

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Photos directly above by Laura Bergstein, all rights reserved; Portrait Photography of Dr.Randy Kamen by Janet Wolbarst Photography www.janetwolbarst.com