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There are days when miracles seem to be popping up everywhere, like kernels of corn set to dancing in the heat beneath them. All I need to do is hold a bowl to catch them so they don’t scatter all over the floor. As I am typing the words, I smile as I imagine that…

  I wrote this last year and woke up thinking about the significance of this date for me. It is now 21 years since the events of the day unfolded. “11:11 holds mixed emotions for me. I love the coming together of the numbers and the significance of that paradigm. It is also the day…

  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 not as well known as You’ve Got a Friend or Tapestry, is called One and it…

  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 anxiety. Understandable since the world is a crazier place than ever I have known it…

  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, health issues, day to day stuff. It isn’t denial, but rather, a sense of appreciation…

  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 Awe with leads to Yom Kippur (a.k.a. The Day of Atonement). I prefer to call…

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 Co-publishing a magazine for 10 years Writing for Beliefnet, Elements Behavioral Health, The Temper, Your…

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 thank this person since she could have been writing it for me. I was a…

  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 lighting the Hanukkah menorah were an integral part of my life. Saying the Shema which…

  One of my favorite blast from the past songs offered up by the Five Stairsteps is called Ooh, Child. It became a theme song of sorts when I worked in a psychiatric hospital. One of the charge nurses, named Katie used to sing it. I imagine it benefitted the patients and I KNOW it…

Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW
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Edie Weinstein

Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW is a colorfully creative journalist, inspiring transformational speaker, licensed social worker, interfaith minister, editor, radio host, BLISS coach, event producer, Cosmic Concierge, the author of The Bliss Mistress Guide To Transforming The Ordinary Into The Extraordinary and co-author of Embraced By the Divine: The Emerging Woman’s Gateway to Power, Passion and Purpose. She has also contributed to several anthologies and personal growth books. Edie has interviewed such notables as Ram Dass, Wayne Dyer, Debbie Ford, don Miguel Ruiz, don Miguel Ruiz, Jr. Marianne Williamson, Grover Washington, Jr. Noah Levine, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Weaver, Ben and Jerry and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She calls herself an Opti-mystic who sees the world through the eyes of possibility. Edie is the founder of Hug Mobsters Armed With Love, which offers FREE HUGS events on a planned and spontaneous basis. www.opti-mystical.com.

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