Define pandemic. Frankly, it is one of those words that rested comfortably and unused in my vocabulary cubbyhole until recently. Yes, an outbreak of disease that affects the whole country or, as in this case, the world, is not something I discussed…or thought about…or wrote about. Honestly, I have never been a fan of science… Continue reading Define Pandemic
A few years ago, somewhere around one of my more significant birthdays number-wise, I was feeling angst over something a friend said or did. Another dear friend, Lisa, turned to me and said something along the lines of being in the second half now, and no longer having to endure anyone or anything that brings… Continue reading Let It Go
Today Fifty Shades of Grey will come to a theater near you. And with its opening, comes the stirring of the coalescence that somehow caused the gray confusion that brought my Shades of Gray a rather bumpy, interesting and never-could-have-envisioned entrance into the literary world. While I may not rush to the movies this weekend,… Continue reading Will the Real Movie Please Stand Up
A few of my good friends still teach. I am in awe of the stories they share about the trials and tribulations of their work; as well as the joys of their connections both academically and socially with their students. Unfortunately, though it is the tales that describe how little they actually get to make… Continue reading Stop Stomping on Good Teachers
Someone invited me to a lecture this morning. She said I would enjoy it, because I am smart. My yoga instructor told me I am doing very well, even though I spent the last fifteen minutes of class praying for no more down dogs. Ha! I thought, imagine if I saw myself through their eyes.… Continue reading Through Your Eyes
Why have we become a generation of parents that try so hard to give our children what we think will provide them with the ultimate happiness? In doing so are we denying them opportunity to sincerely value what they have or could have?
Somehow, I am happy to say, I feel confident that my sister manages to maintain the one thing that we agree is the basis of good teaching – not being afraid to bring a little love into the classroom.
I had the great privilege of attending the kick-off of 26th Annual Jewish Book Festival the other evening. While I always enjoy showcasing Shades of Gray, the main speaker was Adele Sandberg, Sheryl Sandberg’s (Lean In) mother. At first, I admit, I questioned how much Sheryl’s mother could actually contribute to a discussion of her… Continue reading Lean In to Happy
Perhaps it is one of the more beautiful outcomes of motherhood that makes us into selfless human beings.
Recently, I was interviewed by Board Certified Licensed Clinical Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychoanalyst Dr. Keith Kanner on the Your Family Matters Radio Show at WSRadio.com. Also an award-winning TV show on the CW network, Dr. Kanner interviewed me about my book, Shades of Gray. Link to recording WS Radio – Your Family Matters