When I began writing this blog, I thought about all of the things I could be writing about right now; COVID-19, riots, people being sick and not being able to see each other, people not being able to have or attend funerals. There are so many things I'm concerned about...

Stay calm, stay connected, stay active, stay motivated, stay secluded…OY!

STAY STRUCTURED.  You can do all of these things, you can do none of these things, but one thing that you can do to help you get through the most difficult of times is to stay structured. Create...

April 30, 2020

Those who know me know that I am often moved by the smallest of things. Music, Hugs, Acts of Kindness. We are, like most of you, sheltering-in-place. There is only one person in The Jewish Pavilion office at a time and we are being extremely conscientious.

That being sa...

Some days, you just want the day to be over and done with. In 2020, more and more people are saying this is the year they'd like to be done with. I am in that category. I am afraid to ever say “just when you think it can't get any worse” again. But, there is light at t...

Life gets in the way, manage your expectations....

I often write about personal experiences, and this blog reflects some recent events in my life, but I promise, there's a lesson in the end. I expected to publish different blogs last month and this one. Life got in the...

My Blog for this month was supposed to be totally different than what you are about to read, but due to some events of the past few weeks, I thought this would be more appropriate….

If there was no weakness, we would not recognize strength. If there was no sadness, we w...

December 23, 2019

One of the best “sermons” I ever heard had to do with joy. It is easy during this time of year to see and feel joy in our hearts, and on the faces of people around us. Why do we only notice this during the holidays? Why do people only show it during the holidays? Well,...

Holidays mean different things to different people. To many, they are about religious observances. To others they are about family. To some they are about the food or the presents.  What holidays mean to different people depends on three things: 1) What they grew up wi...

November 1, 2019

Make a wish

There's a commercial out there that says, “Where there's a wish, there's a way”. I can get behind that.

A few months ago there was a post on Facebook about the Make-a-Wish program. I was speaking with my brother about it, and I asked if he had a “'make-a -wis...

September 27, 2019

Think safe, act safe, be safe!

There comes a time when life throws you a fast ball, and hard decisions are coming your way. Emotions are telling you one thing, your family may be telling you another. There's your doctor's opinions and your financial advisor's opinions a...

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