A Window into Present Moment Awareness

Little Boy Looking at the Sea, Edward Hopper, 1891 Courtesy of  The Arthayer R. Sanborn Hopper Collection   Regardless of our surroundings, life always provides us with the opportunity to practice mindfulness. Even in rush hour traffic or a crowded shopping mall, we can always connect to our breath and be in the present moment. …

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A Bastion of Tranquility and Calmness?

It seems that the Hopewell campus, along with the entire business world, is abuzz with the talk of mindfulness — the practice of focusing one’s attention completely and non-judgmentally on the present moment. Yes, surprisingly, here in Hopewell, amidst the pressures of tight deadlines and managing budgets, a bastion of tranquility and calmness can be …

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Guest Column – TOMORROW WILL BE A BETTER DAY

Published in The Princeton Packet – Tuesday, December 9, 2014 You would think that Michele Sherman would have a greater sense of optimism after having survived a horrific car accident. Top-notch doctors and dedicated nurses cared for her in an attempt to save her life. Surely, such selfless acts would have aroused in Michele a …

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I’m Just Saying: Blood, Sweat, and Tears

As president of the synagogue as with all our volunteers it’s often said that we give our blood, sweat, and tears. Well, today, along with many of our members, I literally gave my blood as I participated in the semi-annual Beth El blood drive. Coming off of a beautiful Friday night service where we celebrated …

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I’m Just Saying: For the Times They Are a-Changin’

There is something in the air. Perhaps it’s the warm soft wind that is signaling the beginning of the spring season — or perhaps it’s something else. With the recent turning back of our clocks we begin to enjoy the extended daylight that seemingly stretches out our evenings. Beautiful white snow can in one moment …

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I’m Just Saying: Getting to the Promised Land

I am not sure why they call it the flu since I haven’t flown anywhere. A matter of fact, I have been pretty much anchored to a single spot on the couch for several days. Regardless, several days of convalescing from the flu has afforded me the opportunity to watch a lot of television. Considering …

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I’m Just Saying: You Never Know…

During this holiday season, the warmth from the hearth of “Peace on Earth,” “Joy to the World,” and “Good Will toward All…” is now suddenly and devastatingly replaced with the bitter and stinging winter cold of loss and unshakable grief. For some it is utter disgust while for others it is devastating sadness but what …

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