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Keeping Anxiety At Bay

In recent weeks, we’ve all seen or read about the rapid spread of COVID-19 and the tanking of the economy, the increased numbers of people who have tested positive for the disease, the rising death toll from coronavirus, and the huge numbers of people out of work.

I am, by nature, an optimist and I know...
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Reach Out Your Heart

The poem below was sent to me by two different friends, so you may have already seen it. But I’m passing it on because it’s an important reminder to all of us to reach out to others as we stay socially isolated in these uncertain, frightening and anxiety-producing times.

  Pandemic What if you thought of it as the...
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You Don’t Need to Wait to Start Improving the World

I recently did something I typically don’t do – I went to see a movie after I’d read the book.

Often I find the movie to be a disappointment after reading the words on the page. And if I’ve seen the movie first, I typically won’t go back and read the book. But this time I...
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The Dash

On December 18th my mother died. Exactly four weeks later, a beloved colleague died in his sleep. At the second funeral, the funeral director read this poem, which had been shared with me by my rabbi 19 years ago on the death of my father. I had tucked it away in a file that I call...
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