Happy New Year

I felt more present than usual at Rosh Hashanah services this year. The brilliant blue sky outside the tent was a blessing. The Shofar (ram’s horn) was blown and prayers like the following were offered up: May the sound of the Shofar awaken us to the flight of...

Goodbye to Summer

I fell apart one night (unless sobbing is a type of meditation, which my friend Eric tells me it is) and my son Max offered me sage advice. “Do something joyful,” he told me. “Something that makes you happy.” Summer is almost over, so I’m...

My Father Resurfaces

I sit down on the beach to meditate and my father, gone for twenty years,  resurfaces. Out on the horizon, where he used to go deep sea fishing, he speaks to me. “Look at all these waves. Heartache after heartache, sorrow after sorrow, problems and crises…...

Let It Be(ach)

I know I’m supposed to learn how to let go of attachments… But what about my attachment to my loved ones? It’s ferociously strong, especially on overcast days while they’re bodysurfing in pre-hurricane waves. [wpvideo AUd3eQ11] I much prefer...