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There Ain’t Nothin’ Sweeter than a Sigh

Not a groan, nor a moan can meet the sweetness of a sigh. The sigh, that cleanses the body with a sense of relief and the soul with the liberation of acquiescence. Oddly enough, an article in Mental Floss states that sighing is good for you and "In fact, you'd die without it." (mentalfloss.com/article/75330/frequent-sighing-helps-keep-you-alive) So [...]

By |2019-08-07T21:59:54+00:00August 7th, 2019|Blog|

The Winter Pause

The Winter Pause… Self-care is one key to knowing ourselves. Without it, we can become out of balance. We may see Illnesses arise, we may become short-tempered or sullen, we may feel something we can’t necessarily put our finger on, and the winter months can exacerbate the situation with its long, dark days (although the days are [...]

By |2019-01-19T13:40:44+00:00January 19th, 2019|Blog|

Begin or Continue your Journey to Peace and Happiness with Meditation and Yoga!

This Winter find Peace and Happiness within your Heart by non-judgmentally witnessing thoughts, actions and behaviors. Join us for Meditation! 6:30-7:30 pm IN ADDITION, try one half-hour of Gentle Yoga before Meditation if you choose. Yoga begins promptly at 5:50 and ends 6:20 Each new session will introduce a meditation style from different traditions. Wednesday, January [...]

By |2019-01-16T21:12:47+00:00January 16th, 2019|Blog|

Promises Made, Commitments Kept

The word etiquette is a noun defined as "the customary code of polite behavior in society or among members of a particular profession or group. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary.) There is a purpose for it: to help us understand how to behave in various situations. So I share with you a recent on-line article: 12 Etiquette Lessons [...]

By |2018-12-31T11:58:45+00:00December 31st, 2018|Blog|

Join us again this Fall and Winter for Meditation Wednesday!

Each new session will introduce a meditation/prayer style from different traditions.  This fall, in honor of the Congregation of the Daughters of Divine Charity, who used Rutherfurd Hall as a convalescent facility for retired nuns, we will introduce meditation (prayer) lessons/experience in Catholic tradition. The Fall sessions will be held from 6:30-7:30pm on the following [...]

By |2018-08-04T12:05:20+00:00August 4th, 2018|Blog|

Is There Such a Thing as Healthy Control?

Is There Such a Thing as Healthy Control? Healthy control almost seems like an oxymoron. Yet, as contradicting as it sounds, there can be a perspective or understanding to this concept. Allow me give this a try... We all know that controlling most anything, in my opinion, is stressful, counter-productive, and impracticable. Think about it, [...]

By |2018-08-06T09:40:31+00:00August 4th, 2018|Blog|

Your Wedding, Your Way!

Your Wedding, Your Way! It's wedding season. With over ten years experience, and a professional yet light-hearted standard, I write your ceremony just for you. Because I write ceremonies with the couple in mind, my services are limited to one wedding a month. Call for a complementary meeting today! 908-850-6475

By |2018-04-15T17:21:44+00:00April 15th, 2018|Blog|

Three Tips for Life

Three Tips for Life Look, we all know it; stuff happens. I call it life. Generations have been experiencing it since the beginning of human presence on this earth. The question is, how do we acknowledge the “stuff” happening without it taking us to the dark side. For this article, the dark side means taking [...]

By |2018-04-15T17:12:08+00:00April 15th, 2018|Blog|

A Monastic Experience

A monastic experience can take place anytime, anywhere. A monastic life takes perseverence, faith, and intention. Here's a story. A Monastic Experience Most people who know me are unaware of a monastic experience I had a few years back. I lived with the Sisters at the Community of Saint John Baptist (CSJB) in Mendham, NJ [...]

By |2017-07-27T13:34:40+00:00July 27th, 2017|Blog|
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