Easy COVID De-Stressing Techniques

Easy COVID De-Stressing Techniques

“Breathing to relax is easy. You already know how to do it.“ Maureen Cronin The self-quarantine imposed by COVID-19 has left many of us stressed out. For those of us working from home, you may think you’re in a more relaxed atmosphere, but the truth is, you’re not....
YOGA in the Time of COVID-19

YOGA in the Time of COVID-19

The spiritual meaning of namaste is that “the divine in me respectfully recognizes the divine in you.” Namaste invokes the feeling of spiritual oneness of heart and mind, with the person one is greeting.  In Hinduism, it means “I bow to the divine in you”....
It’s About Time

It’s About Time

First published in New York Newsday I am not famous or beautiful. I am not adored and desired by men and women around the world. I was raised in Rockville Centre by parents who worked tirelessly to provide for my siblings and I. But as a 20-something woman beginning...
You Say Facebook,  I Say Facadebook

You Say Facebook, I Say Facadebook

  First printed in New York Newsday, February 7, 2016. The Facebook Inc. logo is displayed at the company’s office in Manhattan. Credit: Bloomberg News I first used Facebook in 2008 to reconnect with people from my past. My college sorority sisters and I...
We Should All Take a Lesson from Melissa McCarthy

We Should All Take a Lesson from Melissa McCarthy

First published in New York Newsday For those of us who don’t exactly embrace our bodies, and frankly, I don’t know any women that do, I’d like to give a strong shout out to Melissa McCarthy. She’s funny. She’s self-deprecating. She’s pretty. She has dimples. She’s...
Leader of the Band

Leader of the Band

First published in New York Newsday My Dad loved the beach. We would drive to Long Beach from Rockville Centre in the summers, the little triangle window of the car open to let the cigarette smoke out while we waited for WABC to play one of our favorite songs. There...
The City That Refuses to Go Under

The City That Refuses to Go Under

  First published NY Newsday, May 2013 When I was growing up in Rockville Centre, my family would drive to Long Beach in the summers. Back then it appeared so innocent, so clean, so simple. The long boardwalk lined the protected areas of the beach. White sand...