On the front page of the Globe and Mail newspaper today (02.11.2022) there was an image that hit me very hard. A large photo of perfectly paired shoes. These were the shoes of the people in Korea who died by trampling at the large Halloween celebration in Seoul.

Life Cycles

At this time of year, it becomes almost painfully clear that we are moving into a change of seasons and in many ways the closing of a cycle. The days are becoming cooler here in Ontario, and the cold nights are laced with frost.


The first time I heard the word serendipity was many years ago when I encountered by chance a person who became a lifelong friend

Fall Fair

After two years of cancelation, the fall fairs have returned…

Gould’s Wall

Who would have thought a wall, a vertical object, could become a stage to perform an opera on?  This was certainly not a conventional opera…

Watch the Watch

Sometimes a particular watch becomes part of your persona.  You remember the time you bought it, the reaction of the people who noticed it, and the joy you experienced when they actually recognized what it represented. Such was the case with my iconic Dali watch…

Repairing The World, Repairing Ourselves

An interesting question was brought to my mind by listening to Steven Porges, the developer of polyvagal theory: How do we deal with what we call anxiety in an era in which the world is unsafe? …

Safety, Belonging, and Dignity

Participating in a course on Safety, Belonging and Dignity with Staci Haines has left an indelible mark on my way of relating to myself, and added an important component to my work with my clients…

Sixty Seconds

Between grief and joy, between the Memorial Day for soldiers fallen in the wars and for victims of terror attacks, and the beginning of the festivities for Independence Day in Israel, are exactly 60 seconds.