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  I grew up on the melodies and harmonies of musical icon Carole King.  Her stirring voice both lulled and uplifted me and I can  recall many of her tunes as if hearing them in my head. A favorite, albeit …Read More

  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

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

As I was contemplating what to write about for the Bliss Blog, this quote jumped onto my screen: “She couldn’t keep her colors inside the lines so she drew new lines.” Sadly, I couldn’t find the direct attribution, but I …Read More

Lately, like many, I have found myself wanting to hibernate, hiding under my covers until the nightmare is over that has been unfolding in this country since Election Day 2016. No matter which side of the aisle you are on, know …Read More

I am the daughter of a gym rat. My dad was a lifelong athlete and became a Golden Gloves boxer in the Navy who said he remembered sparring with Charles Bronson back then. Not sure who won, but I can …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

Yesterday I eagerly took part in a Pridefest in my local town of Doylestown, PA. The sun beamed brightly on those gathered in the streets, to celebrate diversity, acceptance, love, and unity. A panoply of people of varying age ranges, …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