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    When someone enters our lives, we are not always clear about the purpose or the path we will take as we share it with them. Parenting is one such journey that is undertaken with the desire to guide […]

  On a chilly early November day, I sat huddled  under the pavilion of a Central, NJ park, with a group of folks who are part of the community of the ManKind Project. Two branches of life changing weekends have emerged from […]

  An irresistable invitation arrived to venture southward from my suburban Philadelphia home to Washington, DC for what I knew would be an epic event.  It has been eons in the making and I sensed that many others heard the same […]

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” – Meister Eckhart A few days have passed since my home was filled with many kindred spirts and soul friends. Some are talented […]

Today would have been my parents’ 60th Anniversary. They met in their 30s when at the party of a mutual friend who had returned from her honeymoon and held a gathering where she she invited those who couldn’t attend her […]

During the ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur; which are also known as The High Holy Days in the Jewish tradition in which I was raised, we contemplate the year that has gone by, as well as the […]

As a seasoned woman approaching her 58th birthday next week, I have fallen prey to the dreaded ‘middle aged moments’. I am too young to refer to them as ‘senior moments.’ I also call them my ‘wise woman moments,’ since […]

“If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.”-Dolly Parton  and Zig Ziglar (I have seen it attributed to both of them) Smiles are portable, all occasion, free and contagious. If you are in a room filled […]

A few years ago, I was sitting at an industrial table at the art studio of a friend. I had decided that I wanted to experience a new (for me) art form. I had never made a mosaic and thought […]

In a hospital bed, surrounded by machines that beep and hiss, pump and pull, add fluids and flush them away, a warrior woman lies as she sets moment to moment intention to remain on this side of the veil. Diagnosed […]