Putting it down on paper

What comes to mind when you think of journaling?    Is it something like this?     Perhaps you imagine a woman, deep in thought, pouring her soul onto the page. And journaling certainly can be that, but it doesn’t always have to be.   Or perhaps when you think of a journal, you conjure the prototype of a diary, […]

Are You Happy Now?

I’ve given up on happiness.   No, this isn’t some dark manifesto on the virtue of cynicism in the modern world.    Choosing to no longer pursue happiness has been a gift, a blessing!   Many of us have erroneously been brought up to believe that the end goal is happiness.  “I just want you to be happy.”   Haven’t […]

Back to School Butterflies?

For students and teachers, the first week of every school year can be overwhelming. Many of us feel a combination of fear, excitement, and nerves. Some may even feel a heavy sense of dread. This year, depending on whether you are starting the year remotely, all in person, or a hybrid of the two, going back to school in the […]

Be strong like the trees

A couple of weeks ago here on Long Island, we were hit by Tropical Storm Isaias. Heavy winds knocked out power to almost half a million households and left electrical cables hanging precariously over neighborhood streets. However, the most visible signs of damage were the many trees either broken in half or completely uprooted. Seeing this while driving around the […]