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  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…

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 that what happens here is going to have an effect on your future and that…

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 imagine my tenacious father giving it all he had. When my sister and I were…

The tunes of the Byrds, CSN& Y,  the Beach Boys, Jackson Browne, Tom Petty, Buffalo Springfield, the Beatles, Eric Clapton, and the Mamas and Papas have been part of the musical landscape of my life since my teens back in the 1970s, so my hippie heart was happy when I saw that Echo In the Canyon…

As a long time Beatles fan, who watched the iconic group make their American debut on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, I eagerly awaited another debut. This time it was a rom-com musical stroll down memory lane and Penny Lane. In Yesterday, directed By Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) a stretch of the imagination has…

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 at the moment seem spontaneous and beyond my control. Decide where to focus my attention,…

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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