Hugs Are The New Handshake

When my colleague posted this photo on her FB page while attending an event last week at the Chopra Center, I knew I wanted to blog about this. In the 1970’s, my dad had a bumper sticker on his car that said, “Have you hugged your kids today?” My dad was a bit of a...

Happy Valentine’s Day

Today is my anniversary. I’ve been married for 23 years. As we celebrate this year, it feels like recently we know both people getting divorced even after the 20 year mark and younger folks  asking us how we are doing it. We think there are a couple of really...

Afraid to be called Fearless? Don’t be!

Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe While many of my closest friends the past twenty years have been working at their day jobs, I have often wondered what my “job” in this...

A Word of the Year

In late December, I decided to pick a word for the new year. I opted for “choose”. As in, for every situation I can choose how to feel, act or react. It has been an interesting word and one I have considered almost every day during the month of January. I...

Mitzvahs for Mom

May was always a month that we celebrated my mom. We observed Mother’s Day together and my mom’s birthday fell on the last day of the month, May 31st. After my father died I was aware that the first year of holidays and birthdays are often...