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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 […]

“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 […]

There is an ancient story that I have heard and shared many times over the years. I pull it out whenever someone mentions that something that has happened to them or someone they know as ‘bad luck’ or ‘bad news’. […]

“The Journey by Mary Oliver “One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice — though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old […]

Live each day as if it could be your last… I penned these words two years ago and have since had the chance to re-evaluate them. “Had a thought today….well, I actually have a lot of them, but this one […]

  I said Kaddish for my father last night as today honors the 8th anniversary of his passing. Hard to imagine that he has been off the planet that long. I remember the day like it was yesterday. I was […]

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 […]

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 […]

The holidays had me in the company of loved ones from all of the overlapping soul circles in my life. Some were family of birth and others family of choice, that entered my world unexpectedly and intentionally. Gratitude flows for […]

  As the daughter of a gym rat, workouts are a genetic imperative. My dad used to lift weights, jump rope and jog throughout my life. Sometimes I would accompany him as he exercised. I instinctively knew that it was […]

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