Stories of Our Iron Butterflies

Make All Your Wishes Come True with WOOP

WOOP is a scientifically-based process to help people make their wishes come true. WOOP is an acronym for four steps in Dr. Gabriele Oettingen’s model. It stands for Wish, Outcome, Obstacle and Plan. According to her website, it only takes 5-10 minutes...

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Breaking The Glass Ceiling

Breaking The Glass Ceiling As told to Verlie McAlister Edwards & Leanne Ivey Editor’s Note: Verlie Edwards became friends with Iron Butterfly Dr. Mary Lee Herrington through her best friend Leanne Ivey, Mary Lee’s niece and caregiver. Both know their lives have...

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Secrets of Lykke

The Secrets of Lykke Lykka (pronounced LOOKA) is the Danish word for happiness. Some studies show Denmark as the “happiest country in the world” so how do they define happiness and how do they achieve it? And, finally, what can the rest of us do to achieve Lykke? Meik...

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Creativity During COVID

Forging Forward with a New Business…In Spite of a Pandemic Newlyweds Sabrina and James Orr never expected the first year of married life would include a worldwide pandemic that almost brought everything to a complete halt or that they would be starting a new business....

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I Am My Father’s Daughter

by Lori Levy Blessings From My Father There is a phrase in Judaism often used when speaking of a deceased loved one, “Zikhronoh livracha,” which translates to, “may his memory be for a blessing.” It is a saying that can bring comfort to those who are grieving and...

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Broadway During the Pandemic

By Kathy Strain I have been lucky to wear many hats during my lifetime that have fulfilled me and brought me joy. But the hat of serving as a contributing editor for an international website called Broadway World ( has...

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Sisters by Choice: Sister Chiefs

By Rochelle Dornatt “Sisters are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.” “Not sisters by blood, but sisters by heart.” Life on Capitol Hill was Rochelle Dornatt’s life. She loved (mostly) every minute of the almost three...

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