Monthly Archives: March 2013

Good Friday: Taize in Ireland

The lights were low. Candles flickered around the perimeter of the sanctuary. Soothing music ran like a river of a background. Nineteen years ago today, I was in Dublin, Ireland, celebrating Easter with my dear friend Catherine and her family. … Continue reading »

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Climate Change as Part of Science Curriculum

Apparently, there are new standards in the works for teaching science to children in grades K-12, and the controversial part is that they include climate change as part of the curriculum. I listened to a report on NPR yesterday, and … Continue reading »

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Can You Buy Happiness?

According to several recent polls, the amount of money you make actually does determine your level of happiness. Reported in the April issue of Fast Company (p. 25), it seems the way we correlate happiness and money is quite complicated … Continue reading »

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Leading the Seder

The very act of retelling the Passover story, says Rabbi Evon Yakar, is what makes us Jewish. The Hebrew word for tradition, or mesorah, comes from the Hebrew root word for communication, limsor. The very act of telling the Passover story is what … Continue reading »

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Passover 2013: Eliminating, and Sharing, Bread

On this eve of Passover, I wrote this column below for ReadtheSpirit.com. I’ve included an excerpt here and a link to the full piece. Enjoy.   THIS PASSOVER comes at such an interesting time. Just days before my new book about … Continue reading »

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Running with my Girls

In the Saturday afternoon cool sunlight, my girls and I mostly walked, but also jogged, for two and a half miles yesterday. The idea was to get some exercise, some fresh air, some sunshine, and spend valuable moments together. Personally, … Continue reading »

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Sometimes ‘Sick’ Doesn’t Have to be Physical

Shaya has called me sick from school many times, with a hurting tummy. Since he was two, this kid has had a sensitive stomach and neither I nor the doctor can figure out why. Usually, the call comes after lunch … Continue reading »

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Sheryl Sandberg, Craig Fahle and Bali

This time last year I was in Bali.  I was taking pictures and writing blogs about a once-in-a-life opportunity to show the world the mind-opening journey of a former client, Debbie Williamson, and the people whose lives she touches. I … Continue reading »

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I Think I Hate Email

Well, of course I don’t. I love it. It’s easy, it lacks accountability and you don’t have to face anyone. But then there are the times (so many times!) when an email pings into my inbox or sails out into … Continue reading »

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The Art of the Silence

This morning, I got a slow start. I love when days begin this way: I wake when I need to, when I am done sleeping. The room is still a careful dawn blanket of dusky hues and the house is … Continue reading »

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