Month: September 2016

The Importance of Listening

I just finished reading a book called Tribes, by Seth Godin. In the book, Godin points out that a key component to creating a successful tribe is that the tribe’s leader must be an excellent listener. Only after each member feels heard and the need for validation is satisfied, can the tribe function as a harmonious and cohesive unit. And then, it will inevitably … Read More The Importance of Listening

Making Space

Last weekend, while my husband and I were taking a walk in our neighborhood, we saw an elderly woman up ahead who seemed to be staggering from side to side. As we got closer, we noticed that she wasn’t staggering at all! She was taking tiny steps to collect every leaf, stick or pinecone on the sidewalk and then she would kick it into … Read More Making Space

Forgiveness is not Forgetting

Forgiveness is a theme very close to my heart right now. Just this past Sunday, we commemorated the 15th anniversary of September 11th, a very sad day for all of us. It is also the Jewish month of Elul, a time of repentance in preparation for the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). So … Read More Forgiveness is not Forgetting

The beauty of the open road

I had one of those moments recently. You know, when you’ve had a pretty good day, and you’re feeling pretty good about life, and then, hypothetically speaking, you have a conversation with your child that doesn’t go so well and suddenly you find yourself frustrated and angry, and you think, “What just happened?!” I don’t know about you, but throughout any given day, I am continually … Read More The beauty of the open road

The beauty of the open road

I had one of those moments recently. You know, when you’ve had a pretty good day, and you’re feeling pretty good about life, and then, hypothetically speaking, you have a conversation with your child that doesn’t go so well and suddenly you find yourself frustrated and angry, and you think, “What just happened?!” I don’t know about you, but throughout any given day, I … Read More The beauty of the open road