Meaning

The Art of Intention

The Art of Intention

Looking for a more compassionate approach to traditional New Year’s resolutions? Ease into your intention with this thoughtful list of questions.  

Fill ‘er Up

Fill ‘er Up

Brené Brown consistently delivers whole-hearted, thought-provoking material that helps women in their journey of personal growth and self-acceptance. Here she interviews Oprah Winfrey in classic researcher style, asking pointed questions on tender subjects. On the topic of shame, Oprah shared how she learned to overcome the diminishing […]

Love, Loss and Growth

Love, Loss and Growth

“Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night!”  ~ Margo Channing, All About Eve Loss is a part of life. Accepting loss is part of personal growth. In a broad sense, we experience it any time there is a change in our relationship […]

Meaning in Life

Meaning in Life

Positive psychology presents a compelling argument for cultivating happiness. Those who walk the talk report more satisfying relationships, better health and a brighter outlook on life. Make no mistake, the goal is not to be happy all the time. It’s about developing the skill base […]

Joy of Solitude

Joy of Solitude

I gratuitously extol the virtues of connection and the joys of solitude. These two may seem like polar opposites. But much as we need each other, everyone equally needs a little alone time. In quiet solitude we discover who we really are and what are […]

Speed of Life

Speed of Life

The Slow Food movement began as an alternative to fast-food. It was a call for local ingredients, thoughtfully prepared and eaten with pleasure. Based on this wisdom, I’m advocating we start a Slow Life movement where the quality of life is determined by the depth […]

Connecting for Survival

Connecting for Survival

We come into this world with a need for belonging and depend upon each other emotionally to survive. Loneliness is intolerable and can only be endured if we deny voice to our feelings. But when we cut off access to our emotions, we systematically and […]

Our Inherent Goodness

Our Inherent Goodness

A friend sent me a copy of her rabbi’s Elul. It speaks eloquently to a personal belief of mine that carries over professionally. Namely, that we are born inherently good and that we heal by connecting with others.  Elul 10/September 5 “Sometimes, we stray from […]

Cross-Cultural Spirituality

My family is about as secular as they come. We celebrated the holidays, but Easter was about the bunny and Christmas about the booty. Thankfully, I had an ace up my sleeve growing up. My best friend was Jewish. Over the many decades of our […]

Being Vs. Doing

Being Vs. Doing

It’s easy to get caught up in the small, endless tasks of daily life. The ability to zero in and accomplish projects is both a human strength and weakness. On the one hand we get things done, while on the other we can turn ourselves […]