Moving Forward

For many of us, the holidays are synonymous with family, so spending a holiday alone can be a rough experience. This year, with restrictions on travel, social gatherings and other traditional aspects of the holidays, many of us have been on our own throughout the season, maybe for the first time ever. As the newContinue reading “Moving Forward”

The Grinch of 2020

One of my favorite books and Christmas movies is How The Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss.  I have so many memories of reading this story to my children as they were growing up and discussing the true meaning of Christmas.   I am sure you know the story. A town called Who-ville and itsContinue reading “The Grinch of 2020”

Coping With Grief

Grief is a natural emotional reaction to loss.  We generally think of grief as a reaction to the death of a loved one; however it can also be an emotional reaction to a significant life change such as divorce, illness, or a pandemic. As we progress through this quarantine during the holiday season, you mayContinue reading “Coping With Grief”

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

With the approaching holiday season, we are all faced with some pretty big decisions.  The most pressing one being, “Do we spend the time with our loved ones or remain in quarantine?” “When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed ofContinue reading “Decisions, Decisions, Decisions”

Our Reactions to Storms

We are all faced with times where a storm is predicted for the area where we live.  It may be a blizzard, tornado, hurricane, or tropical storm.  When this happens, many times we feel fear and anxiety.  This causes strong emotions that we need to address. The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your bestContinue reading “Our Reactions to Storms”

Creativity – Our Super-power For Mental Health

How do you help yourself when feelings of depression, loneliness, or sorrow occupy your mind? During this time of Covid-19, it is imperative that we address these thoughts to maintain our healthy lifestyle. For me, I have found that being creative has helped ward off these feelings.  I have used paint-by-number, adult coloring books, sewing,Continue reading “Creativity – Our Super-power For Mental Health”

Day of Atonement

Today is a day many of us are off from work for Yom Kippur, a Day of Atonement.  While I was not raised in the Jewish traditions, this day has always affected me as a day we could all use.  I originally learned of its importance through Jewish friends. This day, I have discovered, isContinue reading “Day of Atonement”

Our Powerful Mind

Recently all our lives have become fraught with uncertainty, conflict, and anger.  You cannot live in this country (and probably the world) without feeling the unrest, stress and tension present everywhere you go (even if you never leave your home). We are being bombarded by negative messages, nastiness, and even lies, which are almost impossibleContinue reading “Our Powerful Mind”

Baby Steps

March 11, 2020:  I will never forget the day that this Covid 19 pandemic became real to me.  Not only because this unprecedented event caused life to turn upside down, but also because it was my son Steven’s 32nd birthday.  My husband and I were driving to Jacksonville for The Player’s Golf Tournament, an eventContinue reading “Baby Steps”

The Days Are Long And The Weeks Are Short

As I begin this journey I am struck by how fast time seems to slip by.  Labor Day, when I lived in NY was the culmination of summer and the beginning of the new school year. Here in Florida, it doesn’t have the same significance since my summer ends and I go back to workContinue reading “The Days Are Long And The Weeks Are Short”