Beautiful Words from Retreat Participants Read the story behind the words.
Look over your shoulder and glance at the well-traveled and worn road behind you. Look ahead down the paved road as far as you can see. Naturally, it will appear that you still have a long way to go. Remember Continue reading A Journey That Will Pass in Just a Moment
By Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes As an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd Continue reading The Guest House
By Craig Sherman When unadulterated and brutal hatred kills my innocent family, I mourn and feel the sting of the loss. When unadulterated and brutal hatred kills my innocent people, I mourn and feel the sting of the loss. When Continue reading I Mourn and Feel
Guest Column Kaplan’s Korner on Jews and Sports October 14, 2015
A medium-bodied red blend with aromas of violets and macerated plums; the flavor profile offers blackberry jam and hints of dark chocolate. An elegant description that beautifully encapsulates three of the five major senses and describes the glass of wine I recently enjoyed. Continue reading How Mindfulness Makes Wine Taste Better and So Much More…
Hamakom: a place for Jewish mindfulness: Published August 10, 2015 New Jersey Jewish New
It was just last weekend that I spent a wonderful evening under a beautiful night sky enjoying listening to Elvis Costello. I was so excited to see him live in concert at one of my favorite outdoor venues in New Continue reading What’s so Funny About Political Correctness?
Who cares if sexual preference is a choice? Well, obviously plenty of people do or the media outlets and cyberspace wouldn’t be so obsessed with the debate. Recently CNN’s Dana Bash asked republican presidential candidate Scott Walker the question in Continue reading Is Sexual Preference a Choice?
There it is hanging over us. That deadline, that task that we need to accomplish. We arrive early to work with that red light illuminated on our phone, an inundated inbox, and a calendar brimming with meetings. All of us Continue reading Stress: “Don’t fry your brain!”