A Life Well-lived.

I attended a memorial service today.  It was a celebration of the life of Charley – a warm, kind, talented, generous, wonderful man, husband and father; who died, too young, from pancreatic [...]

When do you get to choose?

Life is full of challenges – narrow spots.  Have I said that before?  Those narrow spots may be big or small, include crisis and disaster, occur by accident or design and/or be positive or [...]

A good reminder…

“We must never forget that we may find meaning in life even when confronted with a hopeless situation, when facing a fate that cannot be changed.  For what then matters is to bear witness to the [...]

“Living Well With Cancer”

The Omega Institute is a well known center for wellness in Rhinebeck, NY.  I had the distinct privilege of being part of the faculty for a weekend program entitled “Living Well With [...]

Ruth Bachman: Irritational/Inspirational Speaker

I heard a speaker recently who described himself as an “irritational” speaker.  I love that idea, I wish I had thought of it!  Sand is an abrasive, and even a small amount irritates when it is [...]

“You are so lucky you didn’t do anything.” S.T.

Yes, someone said that to me soon after my surgery, 8 years ago.  I still see and speak to that person on a regular basis.  I have confidence that it was intended as a positive statement – [...]