How Are You?

How Are You?

We greet each other most of the time with a “How are you?”. Sometimes we mean it. And sometimes we do not. In fact, have you ever really answered the person honestly? I’ve been aware and uncomfortable with empty words for years. But, especially today...
Belonging

Belonging

Having a tribe, a community, offers a sense of belonging, which is one of the pillars of well-being. We are social beings and thrive in being a part of it. Yet, belonging without clarity of the self holds a possibility for separation. This paradox is complex with our...
Resilience

Resilience

I have been thinking a lot about resilience these days. Today I visited a cute small town in Central Florida enjoying their weekly market until I was asked if I am a registered voter. I asked what their petition was about when he indignantly said only citizens should...
The sweetest diet around

The sweetest diet around

We’re being bombarded with multitude of conflicting news and sales pitches for what constitutes a healthy diet. According to Google there have been around 130 million books published on diets, yet we continue to be confused as diabetes and heart disease grow in...
Why meditation is good for you

Why meditation is good for you

I had no idea there was a word or tradition to being quiet and listening to my inner stories. I found my home life at times just too noisy. Actually, my neighborhood and certainly, extended family was too noisy much of my life. Even my Jewish School along with evening...
Why I never read the news

Why I never read the news

I was in the air on election eve. When I awoke in the morning to the shocking news of the Presidential election, I turned over and rolled back to sleep—believing I was in the middle of a dream or nightmare. But the news was the same after I awoke for the second time...