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Float or Sink: Researching Resilience

January 8, 2018- In about 6 weeks I'll be presenting a workshop on the topic resilience to a group of breast cancer survivors attending a weekend retreat centered around self-care.  As with many opportunities in my life, this one came from wanting to say yes to a friend whom I love and admire. My friend… Continue reading Float or Sink: Researching Resilience

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New Year’s Eve: Prom Girl and Black Velvet Dress

Last May while I was dropping off decorative pillowcases at the dry cleaner I was struck by all the prom dresses that were hanging, cleaned and draped in plastic waiting to be picked up.  I wondered about the young girls, who they were, what they wore, what their night was like, was it everything they… Continue reading New Year’s Eve: Prom Girl and Black Velvet Dress

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Arthur’s Stuck Behind The Bed: Living with a Dog with Canine Cognitive​ Dysfunction( aka Doggie Dementia)

The following phrases are heard at least once a day in my home: He 's stuck in the corner! He peed again,  yes again. You get the other dogs, I'll clean up. He took off his gentleman pants ( diapers) can you please put them on him.  Buddy! Buddy! That's you in the mirror.  Good… Continue reading Arthur’s Stuck Behind The Bed: Living with a Dog with Canine Cognitive​ Dysfunction( aka Doggie Dementia)

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Black Sequin Dress

I just finished cleaning my closet, and I have a black sequin dress on the brain. It sits on the top shelf of my closet. She only wore it once, and I’ve never worn it, but I can’t part with it. The black sequin dress is a full length, sleeveless sheath dress with thin straps.… Continue reading Black Sequin Dress

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Party Crashing: How a Young Women Crashed My Party to Apologize

Every December we throw a holiday party for our nearest and dearest friends. The invite list is up to about 55 people, and we have anywhere between 30-55 people show up each year. This past year the group was on the smaller side, which is nice because as the hostess it gave me more time… Continue reading Party Crashing: How a Young Women Crashed My Party to Apologize

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BedBathBeyond…Way Beyond

Here we are a few days before Thanksgiving 2016. Last night I had very vivid dreams of preparing to deliver the eulogy for my father. My dad died 8 years ago. He's always on my mind but most recently a friend, Lisa  has been struck with the same cancer that killed my father.  My tie… Continue reading BedBathBeyond…Way Beyond

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Stranger on a Plane: Post Election Kindness

November 15, 2016 - - Yesterday was one week since the historic presidential election that yielded surprising results. There have been riots, fear, hate, speculation, adulation, and celebration throughout our country every day since the results have been announced.  If your candidate lost or if your candidate won everyone seems to be in a bit… Continue reading Stranger on a Plane: Post Election Kindness

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The Man in the Silver Blazer: Richard Simmons and Me on a Tuesday in NYC

Wednesday, October 8, 2013 As I stood in front of a restaurant in midtown in the heart of Times Square and the theater district, I watched the crowds.  Tourists from all parts of the world, folks in town for business squeezing in dinner before a Broadway show, and locals cutting through on their way home… Continue reading The Man in the Silver Blazer: Richard Simmons and Me on a Tuesday in NYC

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The Hurricane Bench and a Moment of Heartache

My garage was torn down today as a result of a huge tree that fell during the recent Hurricane Sandy. As I looked at the debris that was being pulled out I saw it. The blue bench that had been at my father’s home until he died four years ago here on Long Island. (I… Continue reading The Hurricane Bench and a Moment of Heartache

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Wearing Your Heart on Your Chest

The other day, I met the cutest 4-year-old girl name A. She was wearing a little topknot on her head, sundress, sandals and even little earrings and best of all a big wide smile that revealed two missing front teeth. Within 10 seconds I was completely and madly enchanted by this kid. A is missing… Continue reading Wearing Your Heart on Your Chest