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A Meditative Shabbat in Santa Barbara

Have you ever been on a meditation retreat?  Combining being Jewish and meditation is a fairly new experience for me.  Not until last year were the two joined in my world – during my first meditation retreat.  I found the time of deep introspection to be a precursor to one of the most creative, joy-filled years…

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Remembering the Jewish Victims on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Well of course, you might say – isn’t remembering the Jewish victims, what the whole point of the day is?  Apparently not. Below is President Trump’s statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day: “It is with a heavy heart and somber mind that we remember and honor the victims, survivors, heroes of the Holocaust. It is…

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Protecting Our Writing 101

Well, it’s a new year. We’ve celebrated our 2016 successes, learned our lessons from our mistakes, and are ready to take action in 2017. As writers, our creations come straight from our hearts—they’re our babies. As parents, the first essential for our children is safety—protection. So I was excited to attend a recent lecture by,…


To Uber or Not to Uber – That is the Question…

I recently was in Las Vegas, having a meeting with James Malinchak, at his house – you know the guy from the Secret Millionaire?  Our book I coauthored, had just come out – “Reaching Your Greatness.” When I asked where to catch a ride to the hotel at the airport – the woman at the…

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One Heart at a Time

Reading the newspaper headlines, I sometimes have to take a break and clear my head – how about you?  An old newspaper saying, “If it bleeds, it leads,” is all too apparent. Thankfully, there are thousands of people who are quietly going about their good deeds, to make the world a better place for all….


Managing the Marketing & Publishing Mystery for Authors

Wouldn’t you love to know how to make your book that you’ve worked so hard on successful?  I attended a presentation by a publishing and marketing expert  – Sharon Goldinger.  Sharon is the owner of PeopleSpeak and the president of the Publishers Association of Los Angeles (PALA).  She is a book shepherd and publishing and…

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