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  I am an optimist by nature, thinking I am hardwired that way. I usually awaken with a smile, ready to take on the day. There are some mornings, (rare, blessedly) when I am weighted down with a bit of …Read More

  When people ask me how I am, whether I have seen them recently or if years have passed, my answer is always the same, “Life is grand.” And it truly is. Even in the midst of challenges and loss, …Read More

  The Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah began at sunset tonight. It is the time of year in which those who follow the faith tradition step into a new year. It also is considered the first of the Days of …Read More

I made a list of ‘awesome accomplishments’ and invite you to do the same. Overcoming childhood health challenges Earning a Masters Degree Being ordained as an interfaith minister Working for decades as a therapist Learning seat of the pants journalism …Read More

  I was raised in the Jewish faith tradition, going to synagogue every Friday night with my parents and sisters for as long as I can remember. Rituals for various holidays, including kindling Shabbos candles, creating the Passover seder and …Read More

On Independence Day here in the U.S., it occurs to me that we can view freedom in two ways….freedom to….. and freedom from… In my life, I have the freedom to: Choose my preferred emotional state, even if the feelings …Read More

  After a long weekend of doing what I love, teaching and spending time with kindred spirits/family of choice, my brain was a bit fried, so I asked wise friends for writing prompts. Two came through that were aligned. The …Read More

  Pondering this question on Father’s Day; the 11th one since my dad, Moish, died on April 3, 2008. As he took his last breath, in the hospital bed in the den in the condo he and my mom lived …Read More

Just returned home from a blessedly short visit to my local Hyundai dealership where I had driven to remedy a problem that occurred last night. I had come home from a long day that included doing FREE HUGS at the …Read More

Yesterday, I fetched my lawnmower from the local repair shop since the machine that most of the time efficiently crops the greenery around my suburban Bucks County, PA home stopped running a week earlier. It was less than 10 years …Read More