memorial

Today I bought a memorial candle for my father. He died on March 22, 2014, but this is the first candle I lit in his memory. I don’t even know why. I pulled out the scarf that I took while cleaning out his room in the home where he stayed and wore it a few […]

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Beginner’s Mind

I recently attended the “Yoga Arava,” a beautiful Yoga event hosted by various small communities deep in the Israel desert. I guess I had been looking for something “out of the box” and new which drew me to a workshop with a new teacher and a very different style of Yoga than my familiar Iyengar […]

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The only constant is change

Two weeks ago, we welcomed a new member of the family into our lives. His name is Buzz and we adopted him from the shelter in Tel Aviv. He is two and a half years old, and has the sweetest eyes I have ever seen. Being a new dog owner, I was concerned when Buzz […]

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Coming Full Circle

It is my birthday today. I am 43 years old. I wake up early this morning to walk along the white sands of the beach in Ogunquit, Maine. There is a field with lush, green grass along a river and a couple of rowboats perfectly placed as if waiting to be painted. I stand on […]

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Maine Musings

I am on my summer 2014 tour and about to wrap up the last day of Yoga for a Happy Back Training at Yoga on York with my fabulous hosts Rae Lynn Stackpoole and Jeff Peltz. It has been an amazing time here which began with a surf in the 60 degree Atlantic Ocean (BRRR!) followed […]

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The Barefoot Cobbler

There is a saying in Hebrew that has been quoted to me on a few occasions.  I don’t quite understand it fully as my hebrew is still a work in progress – as is the rest of me – but it has something to do with a “shoemaker or cobbler who goes in the street […]

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On Living an Unusual Life

In 2 weeks, I leave Israel for a long trip to the U.S. I will be spending time on both the East and West coast spreading my “Yoga for a Happy Back” Trainings that I have developed intensively over the last year. It is amazing to me that it has almost been a year since […]

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Sitting Still

As some of you may have heard, my father passed away on March 22 in Montreal after a struggling with a long history of heart disease and diabetes. I flew to my hometown last minute to be there along with my 4 siblings who came together from all over the globe. It has been quite […]

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Peace Through Hummus ( & Yoga)

Spring is here as the last of the much needed rains wash through Israel.  Soon the heat will come, along with the jellyfish in the Mediterranean Sea, crowds at the beach, fresh figs, festivals in the desert and my trip back to the US which is approaching (June 30-Aug. 21). Some days it is hard […]

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you can run but you can’t hide

It is Sunday morning in Israel – which is like Monday morning in the US – kids going back to school, the rush of morning traffic, lines in the local coffee shops for a “café Hafuch”. I am in line at the post office (again), to pick up a package along with a hundred others […]

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