By Chandrama Anderson
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About this blog: About this blog: I am a LMFT specializing in couples counseling and grief and have lived in Silicon Valley since 1969. I'm the president of Connect2 Marriage Counseling. I worked in high-tech at Apple, Stanford University, and in ... (More)
About this blog: About this blog: I am a LMFT specializing in couples counseling and grief and have lived in Silicon Valley since 1969. I'm the president of Connect2 Marriage Counseling. I worked in high-tech at Apple, Stanford University, and in Silicon Valley for 15 years before becoming a therapist. My background in high-tech is helpful in understanding local couples' dynamics and the pressures of living here. I am a wife, mom, sister, friend, author, and lifelong advocate for causes I believe in (such as marriage equality). My parents are both deceased. My son graduated culinary school and is heading toward a degree in Sociology. I enjoy reading, hiking, water fitness, movies, 49ers and Stanford football, Giants baseball, and riding a tandem bike with my husband. I love the beach and mountains; nature is my place of restoration. In my work with couples, and in this blog, I combine knowledge from many fields to bring you my best ideas, tips, tools and skills, plus book and movie reviews, and musings to help you be your genuine self, find your own voice, and have a happy and healthy relationship. Don't be surprised to hear about brain research and business skills, self-soothing techniques from all walks of life, suggestions and experiments, and anything that lights my passion for couples. (Author and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Calif. Lic # MFC 45204.) (Hide)
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Last June I was the camp counselor for Camp Kesem, and wrote a column from there called Dear Mom
. Camp Kesem is a year-round community and one-week free summer camp for children whose parents have or have had cancer, giving life-changing experiences to more than 130 campers, 90 families, and 74 counselors each year. The week of camp is a chance for kids to just be kids, without cancer looming. The Stanford students who plan Camp raise funds so families can participate without the worry of cost.
Make the Magic Dinner Gala and Silent Auction is Camp Kesem’s largest fundraiser of the year and will take place on Sunday, November 6th at the Tresidder Memorial Union, Oak Lounge, at Stanford University. Doors open at 5:30 for silent auction bidding and appetizers. Attendees will enjoy a buffet dinner and testimonials from various members of the Camp Kesem community.
Please register and support
this amazing organization. hope to see you there.