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I am sitting cross-legged in bed on a morning set aside from others in the Jewish religion in which I was raised. As a child, at this point in the day, I would be in synagogue, wearing a dress, knee socks […]

There are people who enter your life at just the right moment as if the meeting was divinely orchestrated. You have no clue at the time just how important your connection will be. My friendship with Yvonne Kaye was just […]

I was having a conversation with a longtime friend who has been a student of A Course in Miracles likely since its inception. It is a three book series of material channeled through Helen Schucman and her co-scribe, Dr. William Thetford and was […]

I spend the majority of my working day sitting with people whose lives sometimes feel chaotic, fraught with pain and confusion. They carry into my office years of baggage that may harken back to childhood experiences. They unpack their emotions […]

As I am writing this, I am at the end of a long day that began with teaching mindfulness for four to eleven- year -olds at a summer camp that is part of a day care center. We laughed, stretched, […]

Had quite a revelation a few days ago, courtesy of my BFF Barbara Cohen. We were talking about a series of conversations I had recently with two other friends, Ondreah Johnson and Beth Nolan. Ondreah is facing the life-changing condition of cancer and Beth’s […]

  I woke up in the wee hours this morning as if hearing a call. It was from my dear friend and co-parent Phil, who along with his wife Janet, helped me raise my son. He crossed over a year ago […]

I grew up immersed in the music of Rogers and Hammerstein. My parents had albums of their creations that included South Pacific, Oklahoma, and Carousel and what a joy it was to sing along with my mom. I watched The […]

A sunny, breezy time at the Jersey shore town of Belmar beckoned beguilingly. My friends Ondreah and Lisa and I piled into Lisa’s SUV and headed North for a day-cation. The car was packed with coolers, towels, sunscreen, and snacks. As […]

  I love to ponder the thread that connects people and events. Roll back the clock to 1972. Sitting on a wooden slatted bench, painted blue if memory serves, two chlorinated, sun-burned latex bathing-suited 14-year-olds struck up a conversation. Swimming on […]