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How a Sentence Changed my Life & an awesome podcast!

How a Sentence Changed my Life & an awesome podcast!

I’m proud to share that I got a piece published in Thrive Global! Arianna Huffington's new venture. I talk about a pretty dark period in my life, but it ends well. ♥ ... "It was a sunny fall afternoon in 1996.  On this particular day I was sitting on my bed reading a...

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A Through Line

A Through Line

When I was a child, half a century ago books, playing outside, and my sister provided respite from a scary world. Time passed. I, and my coping skills, grew. I thought I needed respite less.   Time passed. The worlds continued to shift. COVID visits and I...

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An Antidote to Fear

An Antidote to Fear

I’ve been feeling a lot of fear lately.  Maybe you have too?  Fear is not usually helpful, unless a tiger is chasing you and fear makes you run.  Then it is super helpful! When we are afraid, our brain shuts...

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Cops and Compassion

Cops and Compassion

In my early 20’s, I would have made an awful police officer. After college, I moved to NY and worked in New York City. Two years later, at the age of 23, I left because I was turning into someone I didn’t like. I was becoming harder, more guarded, suspicious, and more...

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Dig Deep and Know Your Strength

Dig Deep and Know Your Strength

I believe tragedy shows us who we are, at our core. In my twenties I often wondered how I would have responded in WWII if I were in Germany and not Jewish. Would I have turned in Jews? Would I have punished others? Would I have helped Jews, risking my life and those I...

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