Thoughts on Mother’s Day

shutterstock_72598048Let’s start by declaring that Mother’s Day is not a Hallmark holiday, despite the fact that it is the darling of card-makers, chocolatiers and jewelers. …Continue Reading

I Survived Passover!

Passover It’s that time of year again! Once again, Passover has gone through my house and my life like a whirlwind, and now it is gone. …Continue Reading

Dealing with Emotional Eating

woman with chocolateIf you are anything like me, you turn to food in times of joy, sorrow, boredom, fatigue, anger, or pretty much any time you feel like you need something to change how you feel. …Continue Reading

Why We Need Self-Coaching

self-coachingRecently, someone blocked me on social media, and I wanted to share with you, briefly, some of the process I used to deal with the feelings that engendered. This is an example of the power of self-coaching. …Continue Reading

The Power of Why

Lady with gramophoneIt’s that time of year again – the streets are decorated, the malls are full of music, and there’s festive food everywhere. It doesn’t really matter what culture you come from, if it originated in the Northern Hemisphere, chances are you have some sort of observance happening around the winter solstice to celebrate the return of the light. …Continue Reading

Gun Control #3: What I’ve Learned

LearningHere’s what I learned about Gun Control in the last couple of weeks. …Continue Reading

I’m famous!

Well, kind of. My friend Bernie Bellan, publisher of the Jewish Post & News, was kind enough to run a story about me in this local Jewish paper. Since the paper’s website is currently down, he very kindly gave me a PDF to share with you. Have fun!

Click here to read the article!

Gun Control #2 – Getting Started

Gun, October 12Welcome to the second day of Gun Control! Yesterday I took some measurements – my right bicep is currently 31.5 cm around. Yes, it’s not a pretty picture. I also weigh 62.7 kg – that’s almost 138 lbs, at 152 cm, or 5 foot nothing. Ouch. Work to be done. …Continue Reading

Meet the Gun Control Project!

Shadow arms

True confession: I am an older Jewish woman, and my heredity is to develop Hadassah arms. Also known as bingo arms, for my non-Jewish readers. But I am determined to beat my genes, and tone those babies up. Hence the gun control project. …Continue Reading

#BlogElul 28 – Give

BlogElul graphic Today I had the immense pleasure of reading a book called “The Art of Possibility”, by Benjamin Zander and Rosamund Stone Zander. I was stunned to discover that the book is 15 years old – where have these people been all my life? …Continue Reading