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“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions”.-His Holiness the Dalai Lama Today is International Happiness Day, which is set aside with the intention of making the planet a happier place to live, on which kindness […]

This morning, I am gazing at the skin on the inside of my left forearm and shoulder that are embellished with beautiful designs placed there lovingly by a new friend named Jennie Walsh. Jennie is a skilled artist using the substance called henna. The […]

Some days it is so easy to kvetch (Yiddish for complain) and whine and moan about all of the things that aren’t unfolding as we would have them do. People don’t always cooperate in a manner that we think they […]

Some songs grab a hold of me and don’t easily let go. This morning I was listening to my favorite Philadelphia based radio station WXPN and heard veteran DJ Helen Leicht interview Eric Bazilian who is the front man for The […]

Love is a lot like dancing-you just surrender to the music. -Mary Oliver This line grabbed me by the hand and beckoned me onto the dance floor. The times when I have most enjoyed cavorting have been when I have […]

Writing prompts sometimes arrive unbidden. Today’s inspiration showed up while I was on the table of my friend and chiropractor, Darin Mazepa. He is a a practitioner of a modality called Network Chiropractic. While I was lying face down, he asked […]

“The moment we have an expectation or require anything to make us feel whole and free we have committed it and ourselves to a form of bondage; and in our desire for freedom and liberation we have become its slave.”-Erica […]

When you think of the word ‘masterpiece,’ what comes to mind?  Likely a stroll through a museum or art gallery filled with richly hued paintings created by legendary artists such as Renoir and Matisse and marble sculpture carved by Michelangelo. […]

It is now January 1, 2016 as I am writing this blog entry. Eyes a bit bleary still following a nap, following a late night, following a party at the home of a friend. Danced, laughed, hugged, massaged (we are […]

Yesterday I was watching a rerun of Oprah-created SuperSoul Sunday in which fellow social worker and researcher turned author and speaker, Brene’ Brown was expounding on a topic that snagged my own heart and soul; trust and friendship and the ways those […]

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