Choosing Love

Behind everything we do, there is a choice. To love is a choice.  It’s all a choice. We are not forced to love anyone, not even our children; although it could possibly be the only love that does not involve a conscious choice. It is a pure love that, for the most part, just IS and […]

Happy New Beginning, Happy Ending! Welcome 2024!

As the year comes to an end, I realize how much of its culmination has a deeper meaning for me, stemming from my existential curiosity and deep awareness of myself as a constant work in progress. While contemplating the very personal meaning we give to beginnings and endings, I can’t help but ask myself: What […]

Old Friendships, New Perspectives

This last month I had the opportunity of revisiting old friendships. It was an opportunity to reminisce by tapping into my old memories of us and the emotions that came with them.It was no coincidence that I was witness and participant in the following three encounters so that I can now reflect on their importance. […]

Gratitude and Grace

On this Thanksgiving, when we become more introspective and make a list of all of our blessings, I would like to share with you my recent reflection about gratitude. Being in gratitude is a practice, it is not something you only remember as you wake up or when you are ready to retire for the […]

What We Need is Each Other

Like many of you, I am horrified, appalled and deeply saddened. Most of all, I am in awe of all that I am feeling as the emotions stem from new depths of my being. The recent events in Israel have shocked us in all possible ways we may have never experienced before. For me personally, […]

Stumbling Into Greatness

“Even as you stumble you are taking a few steps forward”. This is what he said. I had never thought of it that way. And when I thought about this very simple but profound statement, it made me question how I view “stumbling”, “setbacks”, and “mistakes” in my life. We are taught to avoid making […]

Old Friendships, New Perspectives

This last month I had the opportunity of revisiting old friendships. It was an opportunity to reminisce by tapping into my old memories of us and the emotions that came with them.It was no coincidence that I was witness and participant in the following three encounters so that I can now reflect on their importance. […]

The Art of Not Complaining

I asked her, “How are you doing?” She said, “I have no complaints. You know, there is no need to complain, I am blessed.”  Coming from anyone this would be a refreshing and welcoming comment, but coming from a great-grandmother it’s infinitely more inspiring. It is a simple but deep answer to an open ended […]

Building our Legacy

We were having dinner the other night with a couple who we hadn’t seen in a long time. The husband is well into his 70s, a very successful attorney. His wife is considerably younger, maybe by decades, but wise beyond her years. We began a wonderful conversation about life, loss, grief, joy, happiness and all the […]

I’m just a stay-at-home mom

I am just a stay-at-home mom, she said, as she sadly looked down and tried to convince herself that she was enough. She then added, “that’s a lot”. I nodded in agreement and said, “That is everything!” I believe Stay-at-home moms and mothers have been assigned the hardest task in the world, to raise good […]