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Redemption: What Does It Mean?

re·deem verb past tense: redeemed; past participle: redeemed                            compensate for the faults or bad aspects of (something). “a disappointing debate redeemed only by an outstanding speech” 2. gain or … Continue reading »

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The Heartbreak of Most Memoirs – But Why?

I lived in New York the year I was 22, and Tuesday nights were spent at my friend Sue Shapiro’s Greenwich Village apartment, workshopping poems and stories and heartbreaking essays. I was a writer, determined to tell the world my story. … Continue reading »

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On a Spring Morning Walk

Although the sky is gray, the air is warm and smells like spring. The rain has blanketed my neighborhood with that sweet scent of life blooming, of possibility. This morning on my walk, noticing the gray clouds in their energy … Continue reading »

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Am I Still a Writer?

A good day begins with no alarm clock, just rising naturally when my body is done sleeping. I notice the sunrise, perhaps I step outside to breathe it in, the morning is quiet and my coffee or tea steams, and … Continue reading »

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Home

We landed back in Detroit, to the cold and snow, and some of our group were happy to be home, and to see their loved ones. Others, not so much. “This isn’t home,” said one of our group. The place … Continue reading »

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Make New Friends, Keep the Old

In India, I made new friends with people whose paths never would have crossed mine unless we were on retreat together. Regina, mother of 5, yoga teacher, from Germany. Mitchell, popular dermatologist and father of two grown sons. Pat, massage … Continue reading »

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Going with the Flow

What does it mean to go with the flow? We say it all the time, but do we really think about what those words actually mean? I don’t think so. Judging from the way we run crazy and get bent … Continue reading »

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What Does It Mean to be On Retreat?

This trip to India is a gift from a client, who invited me on her yoga retreat to record the happenings as a PR fort for future offerings. My goal over the next two weeks is to write and photograph … Continue reading »

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The Voice of Reason

Just let it go. Yesterday was a pretty good day overall – if you don’t focus on the drama that swirled around getting the kids to school and some unfortunate ex-texting. In-between, everything was great – client meetings, workload, connecting … Continue reading »

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If Every Day Could Begin This Way

To wake up on vacation, high up in the mountains, even when there’s a thin blanket of snow on the ground, is to wake up closer to my soul than on a regular day. Meditation was easy, as the sun … Continue reading »

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