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.

Freedom and Spring Holiday

Three religions are celebrating this month central holidays in their canon.  Ramadan, which started last Saturday, will coincide this weekend with Passover and Easter.  My Easter lily has just started blooming.  Everywhere in the world worshipers of all 3 religions are engaged in preparations for their rituals…

The Responsible Adult

My husband woke me up to tell me he had a dream.  He dreamt that someone knocked at the door and when he opened, he found standing there 2 sisters of a close friend of ours.  I told him it could not be, since our friend has a sister and a brother.  His response was “Well, you can’t trust dreams any more.” …

Seeds of Hope

Little did I know when I wrote last time about refugees that less than two weeks later we would be facing a new and unprecedented refugee situation…

Refugees

The front page of the New York Times again features refugees. Children looking out the window of a van, with big frightened eyes, with no curiosity, only pain. How many more times do we need to see these pictures, how many times have we seen the same eyes looking at us, as if saying “do not avert your eyes, you were us, you could again be us.” …

Geodesic Dome

The concept of a geodesic dome and its contribution to 20th-century architecture was attributed to Buckminster Fuller (1895–1983)…

Musically Speaking

top-crop Musically Speaking

Karola Siegel was born in Frankfurt am Main in 1928, an only child to middle-class Orthodox Jewish parents.  She describes her childhood as happy with a lot of friends both from the Jewish school and from the gentile neighbors…