Changing Perspectives

Changing Perspectives

I?m a green sort of gal. Well, let me be more specific: I am a ?green-leaves-on-trees? sort. Perhaps it?s because that is what I grew up with, or maybe it?s a past life thing. Who knows. In any case, when flying cross country, I am in awe of the mountains and deserts...
Changing Perspectives

Today I Dance

An annoyance led to a gratitude, which led to my dance down a New York City street. And brought me back to being 14 years old and the how important good friends are, both then and now. The #MeAt14 campaign also had me reflecting on that horribly awkward stage in my...
Changing Perspectives

My Summer of Allowing

It started with Paris. I woke up one day with the thought ?I need to go to Paris?. It seemed like a lovely idea, and also a slightly audacious one. I shared it with my daughter, who said ?Well then?why not?? I laughed at the idea that I could just pick up and go ? and...
Falling Without Fear

Falling Without Fear

I used to like high places. I loved to climb trees as a child and look down between the branches to the world below. I loved roller coasters ? the higher the better ? and talked my nervous children into riding them with me. I?d hike up a mountain and stand on the top...
Biased Against Myself

Biased Against Myself

Last week our local newspaper ran the following headline: Montclair Mom To Challenge Frelinghuysen For Congress. Here is my reaction/internal conversation: ?Oh, good for her! She must have really said ?enough is enough?.? Then I read the article. It began?. U.S. Rep....