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Do You Pray?

April 25, 2017


Hong Kong, 1998. Photo by Steve McCurry

Finding Solace in Food

April 24, 2017

For years, I was possessed by sugary foods. I learned this early on from my Dad who, if left up to his own devices, would have eaten a piece of chocolate layer cake as his dinner.  On my own, in the first year of college without the watchful gaze of my Mom, I remember having Nestle Crunch bars for lunch. As a young adult living in San Francisco, I would savor nightly walks to the neighborhood bakery to buy 2 chocolate chip cookies. In mid-life, my favorite way to start the day was with a pastry. I was in a serious relationship with sugar, and it lasted for decades. Maybe it was sublimation. Somehow, I finally woke up (luckily before any discernible damage was done.) These days, I’m not completely sugar free, but I don’t long for it anymore. I view it as a rare treat. Do you have a food obsession?

Painting by John Honeywill

End of Week Zen

April 21, 2017

Make sure to take a break this weekend and have some fun. Gif by Lillen


April 20, 2017

Are you with me?


Paying It Forward 2017

April 19, 2017

This past Saturday, I took the bus (first time ever in L.A.) to go to the Tax Day March. At first, I wondered if it would be weird to go to a march alone. But I couldn’t rouse any of my friends. It felt like an adventure, as if I was traveling in another city. I met people right away on the bus, who were also doing their activist part. It was an excellent journey. Highly recommended.

365 quotes by Designcrush

Don’t Hold Back

April 18, 2017

In my work as a Career change Coach, I see up close how fear of failure stops people from achieving their goals. It can feel so risky to try something hard if there’s a chance it won’t succeed. But in whatever realm, victory only comes from stepping out and doing your best with a whole heart. 

Screenprint from BT Livermore

Another Upside of Being Single

April 17, 2017

Embroidery by Giselle Quinto

Renewal 2017

April 14, 2017

I grew up in New York City in a very Jewish environment, so my first inroad into the Christian narrative was from the movies – The Robe, Ben Hur, King of Kings. They were cheesy, yes. but I was transfixed by the story, in part, because it was so foreign to me. But now, during spring time when Easter and Passover coincide, I realize that the core message of these holidays is similar. (Both have eggs as a ritual food.) What’s your hope of renewal for the season?

Are We Single Because of Grammar?

April 13, 2017

I’ve been known to pass on someone’s dating profile when it has lots of typos. (Well, maybe the photo had something to do with it, too.) Is spelling a deal breaker for you?

Single by Chris Hallbeck

So, It’s Not Just Single Women After All

April 12, 2017


Of Cats and Men by Sam Kalda