The Strengthening Power of Community

The Strengthening Power of Community

My life has been impacted many times by the power of community. Even as I reflect on my childhood, I realize that I was very fortunate because of the community I had supporting me. Whether it was my friends, the teachers at school, or my Jewish community, I always had...
Every Thanksgiving Should Feel Like Home

Every Thanksgiving Should Feel Like Home

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. Most people have a favorite holiday. I’m sure that for many, it’s Christmas. For my sister, Halloween is her favorite holiday. She loves everything about Halloween. She decorates her house spectacularly and dresses up...
Words Matter, Especially To Our Children

Words Matter, Especially To Our Children

I’ve always believed words matter. I know you’ve probably heard this a lot. But I especially feel the truth of this statement as a parent. I have made many mistakes over my time as a parent. But the one thing I’ve realized with these mistakes is that it’s important to...
Experience The Healing Power of Gratitude

Experience The Healing Power of Gratitude

I’ve always loved this time of year when we focus a little more on gratitude and a little less on things that aren’t as important. To me, gratitude isn’t just for November, it should be something we are doing all year long. Each night I review what I’m grateful for,...
The Remarkable Power of Friendship

The Remarkable Power of Friendship

Friendship is one of those things that I never want to take for granted. Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to a conference and meet up with some of my closest friends in the world. Most of these women I haven’t seen since before the pandemic. For me, it was...
An Important Key to Parenting Adults

An Important Key to Parenting Adults

As the mother of both adults and teenagers, I’m learning that parenting adults is much different than parenting my teenagers. To be honest, I have the same overall concern for both my teenagers and adults. I don’t want my children to make the same mistakes I...
The Challenges of Living Life with Insomnia

The Challenges of Living Life with Insomnia

If you struggle with insomnia, you’re not alone. According to the American Sleep Association, close to 70 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder. And 30-50% of adults experience short-term insomnia, the most common sleep disorder. Chronic insomnia disorder,...
The Vital Lesson I Learned from Hurricane Ian

The Vital Lesson I Learned from Hurricane Ian

The past week or so has been a bit of a blur as we geared up for Hurricane Ian and are now left with the devastation that has come from it. I feel incredibly lucky that my city is still standing. Sarasota should have been destroyed by this storm based on all the...
Seasons Change and So Do We

Seasons Change and So Do We

I love it when the seasons change. It’s a good representation of life. Things are always changing. Enjoying those changes when they come is what makes life so special. Today is the first day of Fall. Now, living in Sarasota, Florida, that doesn’t say much. It’s still...

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