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Is Peace Possible?

May 8th, 2010 in Book Selections, Family, Personal Growth, Relationships[ 3 Comments ]

I was trying to write a post on another topic while listening to a new CD I purchased by Zade.    An impossible task…I must write about what I’m experiencing right now.

I happened upon this wonderful artist by chance on a Public TV station that was showing: “One Night in Jordan…A Concert for Peace.”  Was it chance…I’m not a believer of chance, but rather I needed to hear this man’s music.

Zade’s piano playing, as well as his intention behind his music, creates tears in my eyes from the pure enjoyment of emotions filling me when listening to his music.

Closing One Year, Opening Another

December 27th, 2009 in Family, Friends, Health, Relationships[ No Comments ]


It’s hard to believe another year is closing.  Don’t you find that time seems to be moving by more quickly.

I do love to look back and see how the year evolved.   Did I do what I wanted, what did I miss and what surprises surface that I didn’t anticipate? This is the time I go back, start from Jan 1st, and review my date book.    It’s fun to step through the year.

Make Meal Time Special

March 21st, 2009 in Family, Health[ 2 Comments ]

meal timeToday’s hurried world puts relaxing and quality mealtimes at the bottom of many people’s life.   Most families have two working adults so time is limited and kids are scheduled with all sorts of after school activities.  Technology keeps us busy responding 24/7 to outside stimuli.  What about the adult that lives alone…they may not be motivated to make meals special as there is no one to share the bounty.

Is TV Really Restful?

February 7th, 2009 in Family, Personal Growth[ 8 Comments ]

For most people, TV viewing is aligned with letting go and relaxing.   We work hard all day and now we deserve a rest.   TV is our entertainment.  Yet, I don’t feel rested when I watch TV.  As a matter of fact, I feel more drugged than rested.  What about you…how do you feel?

The reason I believe that TV is not restful, is because people continue to complain that they have too much to do and never enough time to rest.  The national average of TV watching is high. This indicates that we are not receiving the necessary rest when we watch TV.   We don’t feel satisfied with TV, otherwise, we would feel more rejuvenated and there wouldn’t be that many complaints.

What Have I Learned From The Holidays

December 28th, 2008 in Family, Friends, Relationships[ 1 Comment ]

It’s been a busy holiday season for me.    On Tuesday night, I hosted the Hanukkah Hush Hush (our version of Secret Santa) for the family.   In the past, we did this gathering at the end of January or beginning of February, but this year four members of the family are further away and are now home for the holidays.  My daughter and husband are in North Carolina and my niece and husband are living in Ithaca, NY.   We now have a new member of our tribe…Valor, my niece’s son.