Excerpt From Jacqueline Goldstein’s ‘Ms. Murphy’s Makeover’

Jacqueline Goldstein’s Ms. Murphy’s Makeover is the story of a collapsing marriage and second-time-around love, but it also provides insider insight into a topical problem–the pitfalls of too much emphasis on standardized testing in schools today. An … [Read more...]

From the intro to Bill Ravies’ new book: “The Way of the Entrepreneur”

“I was having breakfast with a friend one winter day earlier this year at Jane’s, an outdoor café in Naples, Florida, a few blocks from my winter house in Port Royal. This enclave of 600 estates–ten and 20, 30, even 40,000-square-foot temples to … [Read more...]

From the Chapter: “Six Degrees of Hillary Clinton: My Chappaqua Neighbor”

An excerpt from Helen Jonsen, a contributing author to a new book, Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox, edited by  Joanne Bamberger. “Election Day 2014 was the midterm election for the lame-duck years of President Barack Obama. Being … [Read more...]

From…A Harrowing Education

By Michael McGuire Andrew sat next to her on the bed. “I’m sorry about Jimmy, he’ll come around, he can just be stubborn sometimes.” Jenny sniffled, and said, “You are such a good friend, even if it’s only been a day.” They laughed, and Andrew … [Read more...]

Slipping Out from Under

By Susan Hodara “My left thumb is identical to my right thumb except for a small pink callus below its joint, permanently hardened by the regular pressure of my lower teeth. I am in my  50s–writer, teacher, wife, and mother of two grown daughters– … [Read more...]

From: “Peace in Relationships: Attachment-Detachment”

By Suna Senman “In order to explain the balance of “you-me-us” concepts, we need to be mindful of schemas. Schemas are the emotional and experiential attachments we have to words or objects. For example, “attachment” may stimulate feeling of … [Read more...]

There Comes a Time When we Must Choose. That is Yoga.

By Michelle Berman Marchildon “As humans, we are given the gift of choice. It is a powerful gift. People often ask me how long I’ve been practicing yoga, and the truth is I became a yogi when I was 10 years old. It was a turtle that led the … [Read more...]

Dr. Alyssa Dweck, Author of V is for Vagina, Visits Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester (Video)

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The Lost Tribe of the Andes: A Jewish-American Family’s Struggle with Assimilation.

The Lost Tribe of the Andes: A Jewish-American Family's Struggle with Assimilation. By Jane Genende “Little did we know that moving from our cramped apartment into a house would become a watershed event, in our lives. We moved from our small … [Read more...]

First Thing Every Morning

First Thing Every Morning By Lewis Timberlake and Elinor Griffith  “There are six terrific truths about time: First: Nobody can manage time. But you can manage those things that take up your time. Second: Time is expensive. As a matter of … [Read more...]