Yearly Archives: 2010

Freedom

It’s that time of year, to take stock, look back, look ahead and have the most compassion and gratitude for everyone and everything around us. I’m taking 12 days off from work (well mostly, yes, I’ve ducked into the office … Continue reading »

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If they do that in public…what goes on behind closed doors?

Last night, Eliana and I had a date at Creative Arts Studio in Royal Oak – painting pottery and making mosaics. My lovely daughter and I found space side-by-side at a broad wood table, selected our colors and spent nearly … Continue reading »

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Gratitude

Well I haven’t written much lately. Been living life instead. And yet, as a writer since I was old enough to hold the pen, not writing seems like I’m not breathing. That’s what happens when you get busy in business. … Continue reading »

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Before the Dawn

They say, “You want something done, give it to a busy person.” So true. I was called an energizer bunny the other day because I have ideas brimming over and want to do new things all the time. Isn’t that … Continue reading »

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Gatekeepers

Of the people, for the people, by the people. We are a free society in which our tax dollars go to support public services and those public services are for the benefit of the community. Like public schools. I am fortunate … Continue reading »

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The World Around Me…Or Is It What’s Inside?

I remember having a conversation when I was married about whether it was appropriate according to the dictates of Orthodox Judaism for my then-husband, a gloriously talented singer, to orate a Christian wedding, in a church. Or a non-Orthodox wedding … Continue reading »

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Toxicity

When everything comes from a spirit of giving – love, kindness, from the heart – life is good. Life flows. Prosperity flows. Happiness emanates, the fringes of peace. When it’s all take-take-take, or nothing-is-ever-enough, happiness cowers in a shadowy corner, … Continue reading »

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Finishing to Start

This morning, I completed my first read-through of Governing Business & Relationships, the new book by Swami Parthasarathy which purports to teach people how to succeed in managing relationships at work and elsewhere. It’s a book based on the principles … Continue reading »

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Perturbed with Fashion

I have a bone to pick with the fashion designers. Whoever thought that a mother of three, no matter how svelte, could easily wear low-rise jeans was not being kind when he transformed the fashion industry at least three years … Continue reading »

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After a Weekend of Giving…

I have been learning about setting a higher ideal to guide my days and my thoughts, and it is advice well-received. Focusing on the greater good eliminates worry of self. Or at least it should. On Saturday, we strolled through … Continue reading »

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