Whose Life Are You Living?

Whose Life Are You Living?

I got the greatest complements from my sisters last week: They had no idea where I came from. Oh, don’t get me wrong: it’s not that there is anything wrong with my family, nor did I do anything so egregious. It’s just that I am so DIFFERENT than them. And to me, being...
For Those Who Don’t Send Back a Meal

For Those Who Don’t Send Back a Meal

There are two types of people: those who will send back a dish in a restaurant when it is not to their liking, and those that will not. This is for the latter. I have been this person. I have suffered through over or under-cooked meats, tried eating something I didn’t...
Life’s Highway

Life’s Highway

From my book “Soul in Control: Reflections of a Reformed Superwoman” (Balboa Press, 2012) I reinvented myself when life took a sharp right turn.  I thought I was on a nice paved road – despite a few potholes and definite twists and turns.  But when I was...
R E S P E C T and 20 Ways to Find It

R E S P E C T and 20 Ways to Find It

With the passing of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, and the song “Respect” playing in a loop in my head, I thought it worthwhile to look at this concept of Respect and how to get it. I was always told that you earn respect, which implies action on your...
Being of Service

Being of Service

I believe in being of service to others. It’s the right thing to do and I was taught that at an early age. I grew up watching my mother volunteer at my school, doing everything from baking cakes for the school carnival, to serving on the PTA, to being a room...
Be Kind

Be Kind

As I walked through Penn Station yesterday, I was reminded of the scene I witnessed a couple of years ago, where a police officer was high-fiving a little girl whose mother looked distracted. It was such a kind moment. Later I saw the same officer and showed her the...