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Envisioning USM’s Future!

Mary and I are sitting in a meeting with USM’s Founder and Chancellor, John-Roger, sometime in the late 80s. Then known as KOH-E-NOR University, which means Mountain of Light, Mary and I have been offering small classes for about five years. I’m not sure how we get onto it, but I begin talking to J-R …

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Announcing! Last call for the final launch of Soul-Centered Living I

Ron and I are writing to you with Joy and Deep Gratitude in our Hearts for the privilege, Blessings, and Joy of serving the University of Santa Monica community for these many years. In January, we celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. We were young and virtually newlyweds when we began our USM adventure—a Love story …

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USM Holiday Service Project

This December, USM enthusiastically participated in an annual Holiday Service Project by choosing to support Grad Carrie Wagner’s charter school for girls: Girls Athletic Leadership School (GALS) in Los Angeles. GALS is an all-girls school addressing the physical, emotional, and psychological needs of female adolescents, taking a holistic stance of development and incorporating the deep …

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Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon December 1, 2018

USM honors and appreciates our beloved volunteers! The holiday festivities began on December 1 with the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon for the Second Year Assistants. Ron & Mary shared, “We are deeply moved as we reflect upon all the Blessings and all of you who have chosen to support USM, making the dream of offering Soul-Centered education a …

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Sparkling Light Meditation

Listen to Sparkling Light Meditation by USM on hearthis.at   In case you missed it, here is Mary’s latest —the Sparkling Light Meditation. As we bask in the beauty of the holiday season, take 4 minutes to focus on your Essence, your Essential Nature, and to simply rest in the Presence of Love. As you relax into the Peace of …

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Heart-Centered Choices in Challenging Times
By Drs. Ron & Mary Hulnick

The Woolsey fires raged. Our two Beloved kitties, Isabella and Theresa, didn’t seem to fully appreciate the need for the mandatory evacuation of our home in Topanga Canyon. Nevertheless, seeing the fires burning dangerously close as we drove down the hill to the 101 freeway affirmed the wisdom of timely departure. We “camped” for five …

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“Vincent van Hulnick”—An Artist is Born

Ron really knows his way around a flipboard, as anyone who’s spent time with him in the classroom can attest. With marker as his medium, students have been enjoying his live line drawings for well over 30 years. Some of his most famous works—which he continues to practice month after month and year after year—are …

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My First Time Volunteering at USM—Rena Garland

August 24, 2017 Dear Mary-Kate, I’m writing to thank you, the USM Faculty, and the USM Staff for such a beautiful weekend of service and transformation volunteering at the Loyalty to Your Soul Workshop. My heart is so full from the experience. As a first-time volunteer, I had felt called to serve the University, but …

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A Loving Announcement From Ron & Mary

Dear Beloved USM Family, On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at the Information Evening—Learning How to Live a Soul-Centered Life: An Introduction to Spiritual Psychology, we shared that next year will be the last time that we, Ron and Mary, will be offering and facilitating the following Programs beginning in October 2017: SOUL-CENTERED LIVING A 10-Month Certificate …

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Robert Holden Commencement Address 2016

Dr. Robert Holden—best-selling author, performance coach, and world-renowned expert on happiness—received an enthusiastic standing ovation for his USM commencement speech at UCLA’s Royce Hall on Sunday, August 28, 2016. Robert shared his personal journey as a student of psychology, and his discovery that it was missing some essential ingredients: “In six years [of study] we only had …

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