While ‘tis the season to be merry, for many of us, it’s also a season for stress, anxiety and angst, which leads us to behave in ways we’re sure to regret later. In fact, the American Psychological Association found that nearly half of the United States experiences heightened emotions during the holidays. Which is why… Continue reading 15 Ways To Beat Holiday Stress
Happy Halloween. Also known as 'All Hallows’ Eve', celebrated by many countries on October 31st, dedicated to remembering the dead. Many believe the origins are pagan, transformed by the Christian Church, but today, its many facets of carving pumpkins, horror stories, haunted attractions, costumes, candy... have morphed it into a more commercial and widely celebrated secular… Continue reading Happy Halloween!
We are a compilation of all those who came before us. I was lucky enough to have the time to truly get to know my amazing grandmother. At 85 years of age, after recovering from a mastectomy due to breast cancer, she traveled on her own to walk the Great Wall of China. It may… Continue reading No One Is Really Gone
When my daughter was five, we were at Universal Studios about to enter a new ride centered around the movie E.T. The Extra- Terrestrial, by Steven Spielberg. Even though it had been released long before she was born she loved it -as evidenced by the well worn copy we had at home. The park ranked… Continue reading Trust
Happy New Year. I know it sounds crazy. I get a lot of looks from people, not just confused at the salutation but obviously wondering if I’ve lost my mind. It’s clearly not December 31st. For those of you who don’t celebrate the Jewish New Year, welcome to the year 5780, since our calendar starts… Continue reading Happy New Year