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In a conversation today about the upcoming Jewish High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we were reminiscing about our childhood experiences, the foods (being a gastronomical as well as spiritual Jew) and the rituals. She mentioned a […]

Today while speaking with a co-worker, we were reflecting on the ways in which we handle difficult clientele. I laughingly shared a story with her about a time when I was working in a psychiatric hospital and a patient was […]

As I am writing this, I am nursing a painful bout of plantar fasciitis in my left foot. I’ve had it before over the years, but not as persistently. Working out and being on my feet a lot are two of […]

Walked into Wawa (a convenience store)  a short while ago to pick up a quick lunch and head back to my office to see therapy clients. A  dark haired woman with a name tag that read Eli, who appeared to […]

  I say that the people in my life are my treasures who enrich my life immeasurably. I never take them for granted, since I learned many years ago that everyone is on loan to us. Like it or not, […]

Many of us were taught that we required an intermediary to have a spiritual encounter. Clergy, saints or an intercessory such as Mother Mary or angels would ferry a message for us. Perhaps it arose because somewhere down the line, […]

I have been nursing cervical spine pain for the past month.  It began back in December when I experienced a bronchial infection which led to coughing, which caused rib injury that sent me to the ER on New Years’ Day […]

I am listening to my favorite radio station, called WXPN which I began streaming online this morning at 6:30 or so as my favorite show called Sleepy Hollow offered forth the sounds of soothing easy wake-up music. Bundled under blankets on […]

This morning found me at an interfaith spiritual community of which I have been a part since I walked through the door in 1984. It is called Pebble Hill Church and is comprised of folks of all religious/faith traditions and […]

What would the world ‘look like’ if you couldn’t see appearances? Not skin color, not body size, not gender, not shape, not disability; simply people.  This thought came to me as I was speaking with a teenage girl who disparaged […]