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Tu B’Shevat Part II – Listening

Tonight begins the Beginning of the New Year of the Trees, the Jewish holiday called Tu B’Shevat.  All around the world an entire culture will pause and turn our attentions to our friends, The Trees, celebrating them by eating their gifts (dates, olives, nuts, etc.), by meditating on all the wonderful lessons they have to […] Read more

Tu B’Shevat – Celebrating the Trees, Part I

Tonight at sunset begins Tu B’Shevat – “The Beginning of the New Year of the Trees”.   Beginning.  Always beginning. I have often said that the work I do is to teach people how to die.  Dying is about transitioning. Transitioning is about beginning. Trees teach us how to transition – every year they stop making […] Read more

Jan, 24, 2016

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Simply Simple : The Value of Less

I read a tweet the other day that said :  “Most things work better if you unplug them for a while – including you.”  Hilarious – and so true.   And yet, we constantly busy our lives. Modern culture screams at us to be successful.  Through its media it even offers us a definition of what […] Read more

Jan, 21, 2016

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Kosher Media

Recently, Rebecca Klempner wrote about her changing views on American mainstream media in her article “The Force Isn’t with Me Anymore” (12/16/2015).  In her review of the new Star Wars movie for Tablet magazine she discusses her fanaticism for sci-fi, untempered since her youth, contrasting her waning desire for mainstream movies – even Star Wars.  […] Read more

The Active Positive

After the November attacks in Paris I re-posted a blog “A Response to Global Events – And 5 Ways to Make a Difference Right Now” .  Immediately I received a reply from a dreamer in London with the suggestion to add “Do an act of kindness, do a Mitzvah”. And that response brings me to this […] Read more

How we create our own realities : A lesson from my dog, Megan

My dog Megan is a great and wise teacher.  My thanks to her for this very valuable lesson on how we create our own realities. When I first rescued Megan she was a relaxed and happy dog in the presence of other dogs.  I took her to dog parks, on hiking trails, to cafes – […] Read more

Dec, 15, 2015

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Growing Up for Grown-Ups : A Chapter Contribution

Recently I was honored to be invited to contribute a chapter to Mimi Rossi’s just-published book: “Growing Up for Grown Ups : (extra)Ordinary People Who Had the Courage to Create a Life They Love”. In her book Rossi profiles everyday people like you and me who took a leap toward creating a life of purpose […] Read more

Black Belt Dreaming

Years ago, when I first started teaching people how to understand their dreams and use them to develop and grow, I was gripped with insecurity.  “What if I don’t know enough?” was a question that plagued me.  And for good reason – I had my dream teacher to look up to!  One day I emptied […] Read more

Nov, 12, 2015

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A Perfect Fall Day – A Lesson in Abundance

Regularly, clients come to me because they want to increase abundance and prosperity in their lives. Abundance and Prosperity comes often into our lives – in fact it is all around us.   Rarely does this abundance and prosperity come in the form of money.  Here is an example : When I moved into my new […] Read more

Nov, 12, 2015

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A Powerful Example of Response and Re-Dreaming

As profiled in today’s New York Times, Abounaddara is a Syrian film collective that is depicting today’s Syria via short films, many of which follow a local soccer team.  The subjects of the films are composed of advocates of both sides of the conflict – and the conflict is, for once, not the subject of […] Read more

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