Category Archives: Healing

The Story of Nick

Mundane and expected – parents approach the bittersweet final weekend of summer wanting to make sure the summer beach toys are put away, sleep schedules are being wound back and calculators are purchased in anticipation for what will be just another regular school year. And it isn’t just the parents who are focused on the…

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Upside Down Icicle

Despite feeling raw in my still fresh mourning of my mother’s passing, yesterday, I spotted something uncommonly soothing and strangely inspiring. I felt blessed to capture such a rare sight; an obvious totem. A bizarre beacon, I decided it was a sign because it seemed a fitting gesture from my mother, who always urged me…

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Child Meets World

As a performer myself, I long debated if I should entertain, much less encourage artistic endeavors beyond the normal childhood dabbling. But life happens when you’re busy making plans, or at least contemplating said plans. So it shouldn’t be that surprising that practically overnight, my shy, generally low self-esteem laden daughter has become not only…

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Creative Grieving: A Hip Chick’s Path from Loss to Hope

I recently had the honor of being interviewed by a wonderful writer and NY Women in Communications colleague, Deanna Utroske for Digital Book World (you can read that piece here). Even if I hadn’t known this great lady, when a really special piece on an important topic comes my way, I am happy to share…

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Response to Newtown Tragedy

As a parent, I cannot imagine a deeper sorrow than losing a child. It is unfathomable that almost five months since the loss of life in Aurora, CO, our nation is mourning a mass killing spree horror again. I speak of the school shooting 30 miles north of my home, in Newtown CT, which is…

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Near Death = New Life

[For those who may have missed the news that I was the invited guest blogger on Katie Couric’s new ABC talk show yesterday, below is a reposting of the blog that appears on KatieCouric.com. The follow-up post to the show yesterday will appear later this week. A special shout out to the incredible women at…

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Marvin equals Mensch

Please, don’t let this feeling end It’s everything I am Everything I want to be I can see what’s mine now Finding out what’s true Since I found you Looking through the eyes of love I did it. I finally sang for Marvin Hamlisch. He wasn’t there in person but I know he heard every…

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A Mother’s Way on Mother’s Day

Like every Mother’s Day that has gone before, I anticipated lovely handmade gifts and touching cards. What I did not expect was the intimate conversation with my daughter that would once again remind me that the greatest gift of all a Mother can get is the opportunity to show up and be wholly present for…

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This changes everything . . .

It’s the darndest thing . . . at times of great joy and expectation the Universe bestows upon us opportunities for growth and advancement when we least expect it. That is true for me right now. In honor of my mother I am announcing the launch of my Diva Mama Aromatherapy Synergy Spray line. I’m…

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Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday my sweet, smart, handsome son.  Exactly nine years ago I gave birth to you and the experience gave new definition to the word miracle. The day your child is born is the day that will change your life forever. And no matter how many children you have, any mother will tell you, each…

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