Cleaning The Vase

For Jews, the month of Elul, starting this Sunday, represents the warm up.  Like a real exercise class, we all need a warm-up before the aerobic part begins, right? The “aerobic” sections begins with Rosh Hashana, our New Year, and … Read More

My Morning Coffee

On my California vacation with my family, something sweet happened. My kids say it happens often to me. I am not sure if it’s true, but I will take it! Here is a story about how one nice gesture leads … Read More

Your Wellness Program!

What do you do for YOUR wellness? I just returned from Newcaje conference, which is a conference for Jewish educators. It is a national conference and this year it took place in Portland Oregon! How fabulous is that?! Huge thanks … Read More

Turn A Curse Into A Blessing

Have you ever been in a situation where a curse turned into blessing? Were you surprised by the blessing you received?  I want to share with you a story that did just that…but first.. Chuckle loudly if you own an … Read More

Know yourself…. in relationships

I just had the most wonderful evening the other day. Five couples got together for dinner at a Chinese restaurant. It was so much fun connecting with some friends I have not seen for a while. What I noticed is … Read More

Run, Don’t Walk

When I tell my kids that I was a runner in high school, they giggle. When I tell them that I actually competed while I was in the army and came fourth in the country in long-distance running with obstacles … Read More

For This I Was Born

Last weekend I attended a conference in Portland, Oregon called Intuitive Speaking. Over 200 people attended. I came away with so much! The one takeaway that keeps on coming up, is my invented sentence that by now is becoming a … Read More

Your Attitude Can Be Contagious

Last week on my way to a restaurant for dinner, I saw a woman who was uploading some merchandise into her van. She was wearing a T-shirt that says, “I hate my job.” I instantly felt sorry for her! For … Read More

Hope and Action Spiced with Courage

I was on the plane back to Portland from a speaking engagement at Princeton New Jersey philanthropy luncheon when I watched the movie Joy with Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Jennifer Lawrence. Against all odds, Joy, the main actress, … Read More