Category Archives: Photo

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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Thanksgiving Treasures

On our national day of thanks I have a lot to be grateful for, and never has a day of thanks been needed more than right now. Much of our shared experiences these past few weeks sounds like a bad pitch in a development meeting at Paramount Pictures: large parts of New York in near…

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Seasons, Cycles and Sounds

As soon as Labor Day is over, like many, I mourn the end of summer days and begrudgingly readjust my body and alarm clock to a new (and now that my eldest has started middle school) ungodly early wake up time for a fresh school year. For those who are of the Jewish faith tradition,…

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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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Zaftig, the new S-E-X-Y

Who doesn’t love the Oscars?  If you’re like me, you probably spent some time reading tweets & facebook postings before, during and after last Sunday’s Oscar telecast. My favorite tweet from the post Oscar frenzy:  “And the winner is . . . Angelina Jolie’s right leg.”  I laughed so hard I seriously almost peed while…

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Abbey Addicted

You know you are in trouble when you’ve become so addicted to a television series that the mere thought of missing the first three episodes of season 2 prompts your honey to run and buy a blu-ray disc player with streaming video just so you can get Amazon’s truly revolutionary HD video service to the…

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A Grammy icon forever remembered. . .

Many consider the death of an icon as significant as a natural or national disaster. At the top of my list are 9/11 and the Japanese tragedy where countless lives were reduced to rubble in a devastating earthquake. But the loss of an inspirational star’s life has its own, equally profound effect, because it hits…

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Barter Bliss

For all of my new readers, people that are joining me here and have been following my new series on Working Mother Magazine – welcome.  I wish that this could be a longer, more profoundly detailed blog, but considering that I can’t see straight, every bone in my body is aching and I’m dreaming of my…

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Justifiable Procrastination

Why is it so incredibly easy for many of us moms to give, do and manage everything and everyone else before committing to creating sacred space for ourselves? It’s a question I discuss frequently in my D.I.V.A. programs and will probably touch on again in this week’s Divas-do-Lunch program that I’m presenting on Wednesday December…

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