1. “Chewing the Fat” with David Altshuler

    OK, so "chewing the fat" may not be the right title. It implies a seemingly never-ending, pointless gab session, and my last visit with David was anything but pointless. In fact, it was rejuvenating. David Altshuler is an Educational Consultant based in Miami, FL. He has literally helped thousands of students and families in their academic and emotional-growth needs, and is highly-respected in our…Read More

  2. Practicing Gratitude

    Aren’t you glad you have a choice? I know there are times when we feel like we are drowning in negativity, financial woes, health challenges, etc. SO MANY things befall us that are beyond our control (although, some we bring upon ourselves), it sometimes doesn’t seem fair. But we ALWAYS have a choice in our approach to our circumstances. The ancient Greek philosopher, Epictetus, once said that…Read More

  3. Why Swim in Unsafe Waters?

    Not long ago, I took a photo of a shark warning on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier in Southern California. Initially, I focused only on the specifics of the moment - do you risk it, and paddle out anyway? Do you heed the warning and stay out of the water? I could imagine my younger self getting upset at the warning - I mean, it might have interfered with my fun! What?!?! It seems absur…Read More