“Hey Doc, …You tell me what’s wrong!”

When I asked the man what brought me to sit in my exam room, men and only men (so far, in almost 30 years), would say that to me- more often than not. Wow.  Can you imagine, most women are loquacious as snot?[1] Interesting people try so hard sometimes, not to give a single shit for…

My Thanksgiving story

I started with the expectation of Thanksgiving set by my Aunt Judy (bless her heart). Thanksgiving, even with its historical controversy was, besides Easter, my favorite holiday! Every year there were around thirteen growing to twenty of us a mostly congenial group. With a beautiful formal table with china, crystal, and silver, we’d have like…

Paean to the Baggage Handler

I was just thinking of all the young men affected by the Virgin Atlantic’s shutdown. You see them working the forklifts, pushing luggage dollies, making sure the tarmac is safe and accessible. I am so grateful to them. They keep my luggage with me as I travel, and embarkments kind of fun! Now, 40% of…

Trust Your Breath

I have been deeply observant of spirit for my whole life. It is as if I’d had an N.D.E. (near death experience) and experienced Him in a version of His entirety in my unconscious being, but consciously I couldn’t believe in G-d, let alone state it aloud. I would wince when others would speak of Him.…

To my writer friend who’s despondent

"Just write about the thing in front of you. That we are here now is the important part. Everyone’s voice must be heard. If you’re really down write about the monitor you’re looking at. Having rage is akin to having love; that little flame keeps us alive, even in our addictions.  Without attachments or passion…

Carpe Diem. Seize the day.

Whether one or the other wins, at this point, there will be difficult futures for many, many, many people including the previously disenfranchised. Compared to what the Gulf Wars did to ordinary folks with businesses and practices- all lost when they were abusively deployed boots-on the ground. which took them years to recover, but many…

Atonement, for Yom Kippur

Atonement At-one-ment Being at one in the moment –  All spelled. Ultimately in coherence with the sum of your actions. I give to G-d that I may not be forgotten by Him. The 7-directional meditation I do when times are tough,  can be done in any position, Maybe strongest in full Tadasana  Hands placed firmly…