Kork Ease Tilly Clog $120

New Shoe Trend: The Clog!

Clogs seem to always come around in the fashion cycle, and I am happy to say that they are high on the trend list for 2022. If you have fond memories of living in clogs in the 70's and/or 90's, you are in luck! Until the weather warms up, pair your clogs with denim and a pair of rag socks for warmth. Clogs will also add a casual, hip vibe to a sweater dress and tights. Once the temperatures rise, wear your clogs with almost any outfit - sundresses, skirts, cropped pants, and even shorts. ...
Woman meditating at sunset

What Do You Have to Complain About?

When I listened to myself and my friends and our first world problems, I discovered what they all had in common. Unmet expectations. “Expectation is the root of all heartache,” said the wise William Shakespeare. When I complain about the day I had… the traffic, the miscommunication, the wasted time… it’s all about assuming the traffic would cooperate, the email would be received on time, the elevator would be in working order. What if there was a world I just lived in the moment, encounter to encounter? Without expectations there’d be nothing that “should have” happened that didn’t. There’d be way less to complain about. I am, at best, a mediocre student of meditation. Emptying my mind and quieting my thoughts enough to let troubles drift off has been an elusive goal. But after looking hard at my grumbling self, maybe defusing a few of life’s inevitable triggers is a possibility. A look at today’s headlines should slap any of us into “I have nothing to complain about” mode. At Weight Watchers they used to reward a ten percent weight loss with a pin. If I cut ten percent of my griping, about two complaints daily, perhaps I can reward my loved ones with a me who quietly exhales the minor hassles and shares a glorious sunset instead....
Felice Shapiro

4 Answers To the Question… Why This Night/Year in 2022 Is Different Than All Other Nights and Years?

This year's seder table conversation should be a showstopper.  When, "Why Is This Night Different From All Other Nights" is asked 4 times at our seder table the answers will surely be what makes this night different from all other nights.  Reflecting on this year's upcoming 2022 Passover seder, it is clear how the central themes of Passover resonate with relevance in our changing world. Passover happens to be my favorite holiday, and our family tradition has been established from Day One with our kids. Each of our Passover seders really stand out from year to year and I remember so many seders have surprisingly become rites of passage in our family.   During the dinner table discussion as we read from our Haggadah's (our passover story books), there is always a discussion around the central question ....Why Is This Night Different From All Other Nights?This year the answer to this question lies not only in the printed word in our seder books but in our daily lives.  ...
what are they saying

Why People Love To Gossip

Here's an interesting twist on gossip. Listen here to a talk by William von Hippel on London Real about how people create coalitions through gossip and a means to control the behavior of others.Von Hippel talks about the genesis of how humans have learned to use gossip as control. This 5 minute psychology expose is gives insight on why people love to gossip. We know we shouldn't but we do. People do it for many reasons. He says:...
Jewelry

BA50 Peace and Love Jewelry from Devon Road Jewelry

I met Robin Kaplan on a women's retreat in Sedona, Arizona. Hiking through the mountains we talked about her work as a therapist and more recently the  launch of her Devon Road Jewelry business in Newton. I was aware that Robin's combination of her jewelry business and therapy were beautifully interwoven as she spoke about connecting with women.  The joy that Robin brings to the process of helping select the right piece for her clients and their friends is infectious and it's easy to see why women love to shop her lines....
White blouses

Fresh and Hip White Blouses, Sweaters And Pants For Spring

Once we turn the calendar to April, many of us who live in colder climates want to start lightening up our wardrobes to celebrate the soon arriving sunshine. We are a bit tired of wearing dark colors most of the time, but it is still cold outside. Spring white to the rescue! This beautiful, sophisticated color instantly brightens up an outfit, and the shade looks good on most skin tones....
Abundance

How To Let Go of Your Scarcity Mindset After Divorce!

I’m running out of time.” “It’s too late for me.” When I hear this, it’s heart-breaking. Divorced women think that because they are over 50, it means that they’re on a slow decline to the nursing home. It couldn’t be further from the truth. Running out of time is a code word for “I don’t have clarity on what I want.” Because once you get crystal-clear on exactly what you want---whether it’s to quit your spiritually draining job, or finally travel to Ireland, or actually finally accept your incredible beautiful body---you can break those down into steps and dates to make that goal happen. You have plenty of time to make your dreams happen....