St. Patrick — I love you, but…

St. Patrick — I love you, but…

I have a love-hate relationship with St. Patrick’s Day. Despite the dizzying number of free drink offers I receive, and all the people in the world who use St. Patrick’s Day as an excuse to get freshman-year-in-college drunk, what I love is that I can celebrate a...
Tribute to Gigi

Tribute to Gigi

There were 111 COVID-related deaths on January 7th, 2021. My uncle was one of them. But this is not about COVID; this is about one man who made a difference in Long Beach, NY – the city by the sea. Anthony “Gigi” Perretta was the kind of man you didn’t forget. When...
Happy Habits of Successful People

Happy Habits of Successful People

Thanksgiving is next week, officially marking the start of the holiday season. But everything is different this year. We’ll be smaller groups gathering, and along with the scent of crisp turkey slow cooking on the oven, is anxiety.  Those of us with school-age...
The Brain Explained

The Brain Explained

The brain is an amazing thing. Our brains are processing information constantly at warp speed. That’s the energy you are receiving. How you think about and process that information is the energy you communicate. I cite Masuro Emoto’s study of water in my book, Happy...
CYBER BULLYING IN THE REMOTE ENVIRONMENT

CYBER BULLYING IN THE REMOTE ENVIRONMENT

Educators, parents, and schools are adjusting to the new reality of remote learning. While this presents pros and cons across the board, the very real threat of cyber-bullying has been pushed to the backseat, and arranging home schools and learning pods are at the...
Amid Tragedy, America’s Spirit Rises and We Go On

Amid Tragedy, America’s Spirit Rises and We Go On

  First published by New York Newsday, September 18, 2001 The assault on America has left us horrified: the grieving faces, missing-person signs, footage of our imploding towers. E-mailed news of a candlelight vigil spread as quickly as the fired burned up a once...