Raeleen D’Agostino Mautner, Ph.D.
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It seems that none of us gets through life unscathed by loss. Over the course of our lifetime, we lose people we love and situations that give us security (job, home, self-confidence, finances, etc). I believe that in order to declare victory over loss we must ultimately reaffirm our committment to LIVE. Life is still the greatest gift we have. When what is important to us falls away, let us acknowledge the blessings that still remain, and allow those blessings to renew our passion. What do you intend to do with the rest of your life? How can you best celebrate each and every day?
Like you, I am no stranger to loss. As a result of my journey, I have figured out what it means to me to fully live. For me, one route to serenity lies in the traditional Italian lifestyle habits and wisdom that I grew up with and that I later on studied through my psychology and cross-cultural research. I am passionate about my personal Italian prescription for well-being and happiness, no matter what life hands us: Spreading good cheer, primping a bit so that you feel good about yourself, building close relationships, making love a significant part of your life, and safe-guarding your health by eating fresh, locally grown, home-cooked foods. It is also important to actively seek or create the dolce, little rituals that soothe, comfort, and make ordinary life become extraordinary. You will find lots of blog posts right here on this topic that I know you will love. If you are Italian, Italian-American, or just love all things Italian, you will resonate with my “old world” approach to shaping your precious life into all it can be.
There are so many simple ways that we can help ourselves live happier , more meaningful lives. On the pages of this website you will learn ways to positively affect your life, your dreams, your vision.
May love, peace, and joy, be with you as you transition into a brand New Year of meaningful possibility.
(The background image of lemons, is an original oil painting by my cousin Giuseppe De Filippo, who resides in Calabria with his family.)