May 25, 2018

When I think of the people I admire, they all have one thing in common: they are graceful even in the face of adversity.

I think of my friend Caroline who while facing a brand new cancer diagnosis took great care in the way she conveyed the news to her loved ones so that they would experience the least amount of suffering. I think of my friend Anna who while dealing with financial...

May 9, 2018

A sudden change of plans; not being able to work out; being woken in the middle of the night...we all have triggers that cause a shift in our moods and make everything seem so much more difficult than it is.

I recently discovered that my trigger is having to work late on weekend nights. On weekend days that I know I have to work for more than 30 minutes at night, everything feels...

April 27, 2018

I recently experienced a quantum shift during a therapy session that I have to share in case it benefits others as well.

My therapist could rival Yoda in her wisdom not only because of her academic training and decades of professional experience but also because at 80+ years old, she has lived through practically everything I am experiencing and is able to look back and focus on w...

March 31, 2018

While I am an eternal optimist, I have a hard time believing small changes can make a big difference. And yet, this list below makes a believer out of me. Sometimes, when you’re going through a hard time, it’s impossible to change your circumstances. For example, if you’re overtaxed at work, you may have to ride it out until you’re able to get more help. Or if your husband is tra...

March 16, 2018

There are few things as delicious as sinking into a riveting novel while on vacation. Sitting under an umbrella by the pool or the beach while our toes play with the sand provides the perfect setting for a great read. For those of us who can’t get away, reading offers an escape even when we can’t take a vacation. Here are three books that make perfect Spring Break companions.

Belg...

March 2, 2018

I recently came across a life-changing perspective of the concept of “letting go.” When the penny dropped on this one, I felt an inner freedom like I have rarely experienced before.

It all began while we were visiting my husband’s family in New York. I became irate over a parenting disagreement with my husband and called my sister-in-law to meet me at the mall so she could talk me...

February 14, 2018

One of the sweetest memories I have of my son is of him as a 2 year old chasing birds and genuinely wondering why they wouldn’t let him catch them. He would turn his large, warm brown eyes towards me and look truly baffled by the fact that no matter how softly he approached them or how kindly he asked them, they would still fly away when he went near them. That image can very wel...

January 19, 2018

It must be a defense mechanism to jump to the worst conclusion. A symptom (physical, emotional or mental) appears and we immediately assume there is something deeply wrong. Perhaps it’s our way of bracing ourselves for a nasty fall?

A close friend of mine recently believed that after 7 years of marriage, her relationship with her husband had evolved to a degree where she could no...

December 22, 2017

I am sure there isn’t a single person reading this blog post who doesn’t periodically feel like everything is derailing.

It happens to me at least every other month and every single time my routine is majorly upset by illness, an unexpected business trip, or even something as happy as family visiting. I watch my to do list turn into a monster, my home into a disaster zone, my kids...

November 26, 2017

About a month ago, I was waiting for my car in a New York City garage when the attendant snapped at the woman in front of me for taking too long to put away her wallet. She must have taken 5 seconds longer than he wished. She turned to me and said: "I can't stand this rushing anymore! Maybe it's because I am 12 weeks pregnant, but I am so tired of having to do everything extra fa...

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