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In the aftermath of the most contentious election in my memory banks, my friends and I  are reeling. We are not alone. The majority of  them have a liberal world view and had intended a different outcome. For some, Wednesday was […]

  On a chilly early November day, I sat huddled  under the pavilion of a Central, NJ park, with a group of folks who are part of the community of the ManKind Project. Two branches of life changing weekends have emerged from […]

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’. […]

This morning, I opened my e-mail box and out tumbled this message: “Just wanted to formally announce, Edie, that the world is indeed ready for ALL of you. Go on. Love, The Universe” Mike Dooley, who created TUT (Totally Unique […]

This morning, I received an email  newsletter from my friend, the living-life-with-full-out-audaciousness, Junie Moon Schreiber. Like so many people I know, she takes all kinds of leaps into unknown territory. She inspires me to do the same. The theme was exploring the empty […]

“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 […]

As a 57 year old woman penning these words, I am amply aware that I have accumulated some baggage in my lifetime. From the moment we are born into families, we are threaded through with ancestral messages; spoken and silent. […]

“It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are still alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger for them.” -George Eliot What do you long […]