Posts Categorized: Inspiration

The Bagel Shop

Sitting in a bagel shop in the upper east side of Manhattan enjoying my bagel and coffee I noticed a homeless man at an adjacent table asking people for money. A well-dressed woman reached into her pocket and handed him a quarter. A quarter! As he stared at the coin in his palm something got… Read more »

The Unpublished Book

I spent three years writing a book. It was a memoir about a particular twenty years of my life. Sixty thousand words later I started sending it out to agents for representation. But after I sent out each submission I found myself hoping that the agent wouldn’t pick it up. A few months ago I… Read more »

Are We Really Being Nice?

My friend told me about how she got into a disagreement with a client and the “nice person” in her took over and she offered all of the client’s money back. It was an important payment to her and the conclusion about who was right was dubious. I started thinking about what exactly it means… Read more »

Burgers and Buns

Swaying with the rhythmic rocking of the train from New York City to Long Island, I witnessed the city morph into industrial buildings, then religious sanctuaries, and finally greenery and open sky. During the hour-long ride, my eyes casually passed over two posters on the wall. They were strategically placed by the marketing company just… Read more »

Training To Be Me

I am in training to be me. Everything that I do contributes to the greatest expression of me. Every mistake and triumph gets folded into the mix and is transformed beyond recognition into a new entity, but if I am really alert I can taste the lingering nuances of each ingredient. I work hard. My… Read more »

The Baby Has Arrived

There is a new person in the world!  My daughter had a baby two weeks ago.  Soft and warm, sweet and pure, a new little boy was born.  Everything that he does is miraculous, from opening his eyes to sucking and pooping, and the adults who love him marvel at each accomplishment.  He has a… Read more »

The Emperor’s New Clothes

Yesterday I saw my friend, Janice, at the pool.  We are swimming buddies.  We keep each other up-to-date on local trivia that makes our swim go faster.  It’s always fun to connect with Janice.  It makes my day when I see her in the pool.  As I was walking my warm-up laps and she was… Read more »

Rich Experiences Around Every Corner

Last week I had two experiences from opposite ends of my universe. First was a workshop on sexuality…not just sex as we know it but our erotic relationship with life. The teacher described it as “the discovery of the absolute truth of a person, the will to emerge as the person who we were born… Read more »

In Relation to Love

Relationships are trying. Loving ones are the hardest because we care so much. I find confusion in communication infinitely frustrating. What did he really mean? How did she interpret my actions? Did he understand what I just said? Was I able to look past her words and hear what she truly wants and needs? Is… Read more »

How Can Ayurveda Improve Your Health?

Ayurveda is an ancient medical system of India. It includes healing the mind, body and spirit through diet and lifestyle. Based on three doshas (or body types) and the seasons Ayurveda practitioners prescribe food and lifestyle alterations to heal diseases and maintain overall good health. The three types of constitutions are vata, pitta and kapha…. Read more »