“Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five, I still had pimples.” -George Burns, Comedian If I asked you what you believe might have the greatest negative impact on your health, what would you answer? You might say it...

What is the purpose of having a friend? The truth is that maintaining a real friendship takes both time and commitment - both precious commodities. This is a question I’ve been pondering lately, this process triggered by having...

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” -Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States It’s quite comfortable to be wrapped in our little cocoon of routines that give us a sense of being...

Yesterday I was taking my usual hour walk near the beach before going to the gym. In between dodging young mothers who were pushing gigantic baby strollers I became acutely aware of dozens of people walking their dogs, many of them carrying on a...

“To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying ‘Amen’ to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to keep your soul alive.” -Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist and poet Are you being authentic? Perhaps a better...

I just returned from seeing the new Cirque du Soleil production under a giant tent which was erected at Randall’s Island Park in New York. What an exciting and exhilarating experience! The clowns were superb and acts jaw-dropping. The performers, sets, costumes,...

I recently had a personal experience that did not go as planned. In fact, it was extremely unpleasant and quite honestly, a bit of a roundhouse kick to the solar plexus of my ego. My first response was shock but within a few...

“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations”. -Charles R. Swindoll, American writer and clergyman There is a Chinese symbol that apparently can be interpreted as either crisis or opportunity. Specifically, the symbol represents both...