January 2013 should have been the beginning of the best year of my life. Everything looked as if it was finally coming together, and then that dreadful day came that changed my life forever.
Not only did I not have an ugly Christmas sweater for my first ugly Christmas sweater party, I didn't have a nice Christmas sweater, or even a red or green sweater, to fake it. But this glitch in the plan was not going to stop this crafty Jew from enjoying her first Christmas party. To the craft room!
Today, pause, take time to step away from your busyness, feel your inspirations, be compelled by your greatest intention, allow your gifts to rise. Write them down. Put them to "work!"
There is a mysterious beauty to scars. They are echoes of the magic of healing. That magic allows the pain to heal, the wound to heal, but the scar...
Many other nations have elected women presidents so why not the U.S.? What will it take to chart the conditions to achieve that milestone?
In a banner year for filmmaking, black films, filmmakers, screenwriters and actors thrived.
When Oprah Winfrey announced today that Sue Monk Kidd's The Invention of Wings would be the newest selection in her Book Club 2.0, you could almost hear a symphony of hands slapping foreheads all over town.
As we remember Nelson Mandela, the man, it is also important to remember him for the great teacher he was. For me, one of greatest quotes to grace t...
Do any of us have perfect lives? Or do we carefully curate our public personas, keeping our true selves safe, hidden from view?
Determined to be open to this new take on an old favorite -- after all, "the wool of the black sheep is just as warm" -- I hunkered down with a homemade habit (not kidding), a bottle of Grüner Veltliner and an unlimited texting plan to exchange notes with my family.
Nelson Mandela's passing is filled with so many lessons for humanity, and for each of us individually.
Jonathan Grahm will have you remarking, "what a sweet guy," and that's not only because he is at the helms of the historic Compartes Chocolatier, ...
While we applaud Senator Warren and Paul Krugman for their unequivocal stance not to cut but to expand the benefits of social security, we believe we can be much bolder.
In a world where we are fortunate to have instantaneous information access at our fingertips, we're also more inundated than ever. To compound our surreal pace, even in a strained economy we're consuming more than ever and looking toward external variables to fulfill us.
Since how we navigate this period will determine the second half of life, the stakes at midlife are high. If we've made the right choices, then ultimately we're not different from who we once were -- we're more authentic and real.
My friend Annie, an overwhelmed but very capable mother, has two kids under 5 years of age and a high-powered corporate job that's now got her traveli...