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    Living the Laughter Lifestyle

    Living the Laughter Lifestyle

    By Karen Williams, M.Ed. (Editor’s Note: With this article, we welcome back talented columnist Karen Williams, who is also a popular stage performer and motivational speaker. She is the Founder…

    San Francisco’s New Port Director Elaine Forbes

    San Francisco’s New Port Director Elaine Forbes

    San Francisco’s New Port Director Elaine Forbes Hits the Ground Running with Visionary Plans to Address Everything from Historic Pier Restoration to Social Justice Concerns Elaine Forbes was appointed by…

    Title Dysfunctional Family Roles: #2 The Scapegoat

    Title Dysfunctional Family Roles: #2 The Scapegoat

    By Tom Moon, MFT In the previous column, I described dysfunctional families as “characterized by abuse coupled with denial that any abuse is going on; by disrespect and violations of…

    LGBT Sports 2017

    LGBT Sports 2017

    By John Chen Now that 2016 is over, we look forward to a new year filled with pitching, catching, pounding, butt patting, fist bumping, swinging, sweating, stroking, panting … wait,…

    Dysfunctional Family Roles: #1 The Hero

    Dysfunctional Family Roles: #1 The Hero

    By Tom Moon, MFT The phrase “dysfunctional family” may have become a cliché, but it does describe something real and all-too-common. Dysfunctional families are characterized by abuse coupled with denial…

    Four LGBT FAQs in the Trumpocalypse

    Four LGBT FAQs in the Trumpocalypse

    By Michele Karlsberg Elizabeth Schwartz, the Miami family and estate attorney who helped win marriage equality in Florida, could not have had her book Before I Do published at a better time.…

    So You’re Engaged … Now What?

    So You’re Engaged … Now What?

    By Frederick Sullivan, C.W.P., and Jaime Botello If your partner recently popped “the question” and you said, “I do,” here are some immediate next steps to consider. Call Your Relatives—Even…

    Walking Is Wonderful

    Walking Is Wonderful

    By Cinder Ernst I’ve been a personal fitness trainer for almost 30 years—wow! Most of those years have been spent helping plus size reluctant exercisers become Easy Fitness movers and…

    Tell Your Story with Flowers

    Tell Your Story with Flowers

    By Chelsea Bowman Wonnell “The earth laughs in flowers.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson Laughter is needed at every wedding celebration … and so are flowers! The floral decor sets the scene…

    Poet in Residence: Kit Kennedy

    Poet in Residence: Kit Kennedy

    Kit Kennedy is the Poet-in-Residence of the San Francisco Bay Times and at her church Ebenezer Lutheran. She has published 5 poetry collections, and for the past several years she…