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by | Nov 13, 2018 | 2 Comments

My mom came to bear witness at my wedding 8 years ago. She also came to bear witness of my life in every home I lived in; from kibbutz, to college dorms, farmhouses, city apartments, to those that sat at…

by | Jun 15, 2018 | 1 Comment

Not everything is broken. To heal, find the parts that are not. Jackie Levin RN, MS Years ago, in the studio where I apprenticed as a Pilates instructor, a woman in her early 70’s, bent and arthritic, walked slowly across…

by | Jan 7, 2018 | 4 Comments

Most people I speak with imagine the key to achieving their resolution–or any goal–is to keep their eye on the resolution itself. But it’s not the only key. Space is. TimeSpaceOn the afternoon of December 31st, I set aside a couple…

by | Dec 7, 2017 | 2 Comments

As we enter the season of changing our regular habits of eating, sleeping, drinking and exercise, I thought I would spend a few moments on tending to our bodies. Specifically our backs.When I became a New Yorker in the Spring…

by | Oct 19, 2017 | 2 Comments

Throughout the summer my husband, Randy, and I go crabbing in our 10-foot skiff. As we motor around the bay, dropping and hauling-in crab pots, I’m on the lookout for waves made by the wake of other boats. This is…

by | Aug 19, 2017 | 3 Comments
Fork roads on sunset background

Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.”                                                …

by | Jan 24, 2017 | 5 Comments

Early one morning several years ago, while covering for one of my home hospice nurse colleagues, I took a call from a patient’s wife, Mrs. M. She needed a nurse visit saying, “I, uh, don’t know if my husband has…

by | Jan 4, 2017 | 4 Comments

I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions. I’m not sure when I gave those up, or if I ever made them. Maybe I had so many things I wanted to change, that I lost hope before I ever began. This year, though,…

by | Dec 30, 2016 | 4 Comments

This time of year, after all the preparations for the holidays are over and before the New Year begins, you might be wanting some time to breathe, slow down, catch-up. And yet, the forces that were winding up before the holidays…

by | Dec 13, 2016 | 5 Comments

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response.” Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning Several years ago, around 4 PM on a Saturday afternoon, I arrived with my mother…


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