The Other Hand

The Other Hand

Unlock the Meaning of Your Dreams It’s a strange paradox: Everybody dreams—several times each night in fact—and yet most people I talk to say they rarely remember theirs, and if they do they don’t pay much attention to them. That’s because they find dreams to be too...
A Golden Opportunity

A Golden Opportunity

Beyond the Drama of the Golden Calf When I signed up to lead the weekly study circle at my synagogue, I did so having no idea what Torah portion I would be getting, but I trusted that whatever I was assigned would hold some specific meaning for me. And it did. When I...
The Heart Is Where Home Is

The Heart Is Where Home Is

A Question for The Shaman I’d been looking forward to this day ever since I’d signed up for the writing retreat on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala a month before. Now, seated on the patio just beyond the registration desk I looked out to the horizon where a cloud hovered...
Joy is Not a Luxury

Joy is Not a Luxury

Are you feeling happy? Is that even a relevant question these days? Here’s what I’ve been thinking: Just two days before the election (the one that changed everything) I’d been reading a piece the New York Times Book Review about the proliferation of self-help books...
The Path

The Path

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala My first day on the lake, eager to explore, I followed the path along the water’s edge. I’d been told that if I kept the lake and sheltering volcanoes on my left I’d soon reach the road to the pueblo on my right. But I’d barely been walking...