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Anything Is Possible

Now that my grandkids are beginning to read real books, I’ve introduced them to Shel Silverstein.  If you haven’t read his poems, stop reading this and go read them now!*  His way of saying things just resonates with kids, while at the same time gives hope and inspiration to each generation that reads them. My kids and I have our ... Read more
Love and Inclusion

Love and Inclusion

The family came together to celebrate. They left politics at the door. Family misunderstandings were put aside. Varying cultures blended for a great day. Love was present for the young man (Isaac) who was celebrating his bar mitzvah (a Jewish right-of-passage into adulthood). That morning in temple, Isaac talked about inclusion instead of exclusion. And that is ... Read more
What Works?

What Works?

“What works in your relationships that work?” My assistant asked me this and it was a shocker. I’d never thought about it, and as we discussed what works, I started to see a pattern. With those I was close with, they had most of the qualities I valued. Some fringe friends had fewer. And my best friends, had all the ... Read more
Rules Rule

Rules Rule

What we tell ourselves creates our realities. I had an interesting experience. I’d asked a doctor who was visiting to work with my daughter and while he thought about it, I was telling myself, “I can fit it in. I can fit it in. I can fit it in.” I meant that my schedule was so busy and this ... Read more
Shabbat Dinner

Shabbat Dinner

Note: This is an older story from Judith's archives. While calmly swimming laps, I happen to glance through my fog-covered goggles and notice the plants around the pool. At the drooping appearance, I knew that Shoshi hadn’t done her chore…again. When would she ever learn to do what was expected of her? A devious plan popped into my head. I’ll ... Read more