The First Time Seeing the Hudson River Frozen Over…

…was just this past February, when I was viewing the frozen Hudson from a train window. I’d lived in New York State for many years, yet I’d never actually seen the great river iced over. It was amazing watching the Coast Guard Cutter breaking up the...

The Delight of Watching Someone Be Brave

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain The...

No Exceptions…

“…Peace to all beings, everywhere. No exceptions.” So my very beloved teacher Birgit W Patty ends our meditation sessions, in our shared Buddhist practice facilitated through Apex Yogic Living. What does this mean? Forgive the gunman who killed at...

My Hero, Captain Kirk…

…One of the funniest and strongest scenes of both the original Star Trek II series’ movie “The Wrath of Khan” and the first Star Trek movie directed by JJ Abrams demonstrates that Captain Kirk refuses to accept the no-win conditions of the...

Mischief, Responsibility & Peace…

A young man I know, who gave me permission to quote him, shared a very wise understanding with me. He said, in an elegant and simple way, “You can choose what you do with your work, but don’t destroy other people’s work.” This young man...

It’s Not Just Psycho- Babble…

…being the target of bullying tears down self-confidence, undermines esteem and destroys the hope of escaping victim-hood. The recent remake of The Karate Kid demonstrates this quite powerfully. Many of the child clients in my practice have experienced bullying...