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This morning as I was speaking with my sister on the phone, she shared a startling bit of wisdom that she hadn’t realized at the time was so brilliant. A heart attack survivor twice over, she has had several cardiac […]

“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 […]

On my way to the gym, after seeing a mid afternoon therapy client, I stopped at Wawa (a convenience store like 7-11) in the Philly suburb of Warminster, Pennsylvania to get a protein bar to boost my flagging energy and blood […]

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 […]

“We have to learn to love people even if they are not giving you what you want… and then not take it personally. If you feel hurt, you have to recognize that they are not hurting you because you are […]

I have been in conversation lately with friends who are grieving losses of all kinds. Some are with beloved humans who have passed or have left the relationship and others adored animals; one a mama goat named Goatita. The essence is […]

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 […]

In the dark days of late Fall into early Winter of 1998, I lived between worlds. Mostly, I walked, slept, eat, drank, cried and prayed in and around the ICU at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and on occasion […]

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 […]