Prophecies of a 14 Year Old

Prophecies of a 14 Year Old

Sometimes we find great treasures when we move around the boxes in the attic and peak inside.   I had forgotten, but toward the end of eight grade my friends and I wrote a play to perform for the rest of our circle of friends. We were a tight group, as 8th grade girls...
Community, Birds, and Cheers

Community, Birds, and Cheers

One of the wisest things I’ve heard on TV is: “Sometimes you wanna go… where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came.” Remember? It’s the theme song from the TV show “Cheers.” A neighborhood, and in...
Inspiring Kids

Inspiring Kids

How Can we Teach Children About Doing for Others? Our sons and I participated yesterday in “Good Deeds Day” sponsored by our local Jewish community organizations. There were several different projects and various ways to contribute to important causes. My...
Being Noticed

Being Noticed

We all want to matter, we want our lives to matter – for it to mean something that we have lived. I mean that as a spiritual and psychological truth, not a political statement. During my graduate studies in clinical psychology I worked at a day treatment center...