Focus on Others

We put on the news and we are inundated with negativity.  Stories of death and illness, unemployment and homelessness, anger and violence.  Scientists and doctors telling us how important it is for us to control this virus.  Knowing it is the right thing to do, it is still very difficult to heed their advice andContinue reading “Focus on Others”

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”

Multiple Intelligences

Being an educator, I have had the experience of being unable to reach some students and feeling their frustrations in the process.  It wasn’t until I presented the information in a totally different manner that the student would become successful.  Some students have difficulty explaining things in writing, but offer them the opportunity to useContinue reading “Multiple Intelligences”

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”