Category Archives: Being a Hero In Your Life

Pope Francis in the Great Synagogue and Guess Who at the Open Door Bookshop in Rome on the Same Day.

Just an hour before I spoke at the Open Door Bookshop in Rome, Pope Francis was speaking at the Grand Synagogue just a few minutes away. It was the third time in modern history that a pope visited the synagogue. … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: How To Make Decisions

In 2010, I wrote a blog about making decisions when one of my daughters was trying to figure out what to do with her life. (We all seem to ponder that question rather frequently.) I suggested that act like a … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: What If This Is The Last Photo You’re Going to Take?

It’s very hard for most of us to really dive into the present and accept where we are right now. Oh, maybe we want something more, better, newer, WARMER. (For those of you experiencing a blizzard!) More fun, more action, … Continue reading

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Six Lessons I Learned from a Dead Bird

  I sat down to eat my breakfast the other day and promptly heard a boom against the window. I looked and saw a bird conked out on the pavement. The bird must have hit the window, conked its head, … Continue reading

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Good News from Israel (For a Change): Got My HarperCollins Contract for My Novel, A Remarkable Kindness

There may or may not be a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. But you want to know what is definite? My novel, A Remarkable Kindness. Here is a photo of the contract from HarperCollins Publishers signed and stamped by them and … Continue reading

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How to Stop Self-Pity: Tools From Helen Keller and Pope Francis

So there I was with my head in the refrigerator after spilling a bottle of homemade iced tea all over the place. I went from feeling like a happygoluckyfella to Cinderella the moment I reached for a shmateh and started … Continue reading

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Is It Happy or Unhappy Mothers Day For You Today?

It’s my first Mother’s Day without my mother. She died September 13, 2013. So this post is for all those readers who: Have lost their mothers, never knew their mothers, fought with them, ran away from them, were embarrassed by … Continue reading

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May You Have the Courage to Make Choices. Big and Small.

This is the moment when you decide to be the captain of your dreams. This is the moment you wish yourself the strength to make this a habit. May you have the courage and confidence to make choices, big and … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday Via Sheryl Sandberg: Ban Bossy.

 “When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a ‘leader.’ Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded “bossy.” Words like bossy send a message: don’t raise your hand or speak up. By middle school, girls … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: Want Joy? Practice These 11 Really, Incredibly Simple Things Every Day

Ah-hah, voila, presto! It really is easier than we think to make this day a great page in our best chapter of life. 1. We can start our day with Please. Please let this day be a good one. 2. … Continue reading

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