What If We Stopped Speaking Negatively and Instead Used Words of Kindness?

What If We Stopped Speaking Negatively and Instead Used Words of Kindness?

Children usually begin speaking their first words about 11 or 12 months old. From “mama” and “dada” come more complex words and thoughts. These infants begin to take in the outside world and make it their own with each new experience. With those new experiences and growth come a perspective on the world and the […]

The Only Time You Truly Can Have Everything is on a Bagel

Of all of the bagels there is nothing quite as satisfying to me than the Everything Bagel with cream cheese at a shop in town. It gives me everything I want out of life: a warm bagel that is crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside; a savory and salty blend of sea salt, […]

What Holds Us Back From Achieving a Better Society?

Until the mid-20th century, toil and scarcity were unavoidable facts of life for most people. By contrast, the aristocrats and a few clergy and merchants could indulge themselves in the finest things of life – the arts, sciences, philosophy, athletics, travel and politics. These privileged few could live as amateurs and dilettantes, expending their effort […]

The Sacrifices We Parents Make – Even When We Don't Understand Why

One recent night I sat in a stadium – being eaten by mosquitos – with my 14-year-old daughter and watched a women’s soccer game. Last summer, after saving for a year, I took my daughter to Canada two weeks for the FIFA Women’s World Cup. I walked a mile from parking to the stadium every […]