Take a Break

12 posts

Humor and other forms of stress relief and personal reinforcement.

Reflect, Repent, Return, Renew and Rejoice

The Jewish High Holy Days, between Rosh HaShanah (Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) have just concluded. Because I was raised in the Conservative Judaic tradition where prayers were chanted almost exclusively in Hebrew, I experienced the related services as a time to think about the meaning of a new year, a new chance to be […]

A Bit of Light Can Make All The Difference

What do you expect to be doing with your time when you’re 90 years of age and beyond? In the dark about this? Don’t focus on possible limitations or what you have to do. Think about the strengths you bring to the world today and what you have in you to offer for as long as you live. Master Artist […]

Turn, Turn, Turn Till You Come Round Right

‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free ‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be, And when we find ourselves in the place just right, ‘Twill be in the valley of love and delight. When true simplicity is gained, To bow and to bend we shan’t be ashamed, To turn, turn will […]

Solstice Meditation

A Wise Woman Once Said To Me Be in your spirit place, Don’t measure; Just listen, Accept what is – and move on. Today we mark a turning from shrinking days into growing light. If you’ve been dwelling in a place that was shuttered, confusing, or without warmth – for whatever reason; accept that a pause to breathe deeply and take stock is […]

Tree Talk

I am a seriously enamored tree hugger with many more reasons to love these wondrous creations than Joyce Kilmer offered in his ode to trees. Some are detailed below. But first I’ve got to share two brief, quirky videos with you – relating to my tall textured friends, of course. When you get all the way to the bottom of this blog post you’ll find tips […]