I heard the magic words that turned my life around in a moment. “You’re pregnant.” Two words that forced me to look at my life from a different perspective. For the decade up to that fateful day, I had struggled with anorexia and bulimia. It was on March 15, 2000 that I decided to become healthy, not only for my sake, but for the sake of my unborn child. I knew in my heart I could not live with the guilt if something had gone wrong with my pregnancy that was directly related to my disordered eating. And so my journey into health began….
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March 17th, 2013
November 5th, 2012
This past weekend we celebrated my daughter becoming a Bat Mitzvah. In the Jewish faith, a Bat Mitzvah is a religious ceremony for a Jewish girl as she turns 12, regarded as the age of religious maturity.
We, I say “we” because the preparation for this event is a joint project, started formal teaching just before my daughters 8th birthday. For the past four years she has studied Hebrew, learned lessons about her fore-mothers and fore-fathers along with prayers, stories and their meanings within the Jewish faith. As she has traveled this path of education, my husband (who was raised in the Catholic Church) has learned along side of her, listening as she read, attending classes and services with us and asking questions of the Rabbi, who graciously answered and shared his wisdom.
March 6th, 2012
How many of us look at life differently today than, say, twenty years ago, or ten or five years ago? How many of us are amazed at how differently we see things now than we used to? And how many of us are aware that much of the change just seemed to happen out of our personal control?
What is being described here is the evolution of consciousness, a drive to grow that is built into our nature and that unfolds without our prior consent. We are evolving just as we are designed to do. It is inexorable. And the rule of evolution is, if I see things differently now than in the past, as I continue to evolve I will see things differently in the future, too.
October 24th, 2011
Authors and Teens Make a Difference for Tornado Torn Joplin through Be the Star You Are!® charity
Moraga, California: When recent tornadoes destroyed 262 classrooms and 16 schools leaving almost 13,000 students without supplies or books in Joplin, Missouri, Be the Star You Are!® charity stepped forward to help by spearheading Operation Disaster Relief. Teen volunteers Courtney Cheng and Katherine Kim identified the sources that needed resources. Founder and Executive Director of the literacy charity, Cynthia Brian, who also is the producer and host of the upbeat radio show, Starstyle®-Be the Star You Are!® invited authors who had been guests on the show to help.