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That Woman

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I usually spend Saturday mornings catching up on emails and news articles that I find of particular interest.  Yesterday, the one article that caught my attention was this week’s TED talk featuring Monica Lewinsky as the speaker. If you are my age or older Monica Lewinsky needs no introduction, but many from the younger generation …

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Hot and Sweaty

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One of my favorite new experiences that I’ve encountered since moving to New York City is Bikram.  Don’t get me wrong; although I say I love it, I actually hate it. Bikram is a form of Hatha Yoga that is practiced in a room heated to 104°F with a humidity of 40%.  Each class runs for …

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Game Over

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Last week, while at the gym near my office, I overheard two men talking, almost venting.  “It’s over” they said with constant repetition.  Normally, these words would have little meaning without the proper context, yet I knew exactly what they were talking about.   I too have been saying this for quite some time, and with …

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Apartment Hunting

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The Manhattan renter’s market is really like no other.  The pace is lightning fast and apartments list today for a move-in date tomorrow.  So when I brought a lead time of several months, no agents really wanted to talk to me – until of course, I gave them my price range. Real estate brokers in …

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Toast of Taos

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What does the one of the largest hedge funds in New York City and a backwater ski resort in New Mexico have in common?  The answer in a moment. Taos Ski Valley, boasts some of the steepest, most challenging slopes in the Rockies.  Its crown jewel, Kachina Peak stands tall at 12,481’ high and spans …

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Valentine’s Day Massacre

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Since I moved into Manhattan, my social life has exploded.  I am reconnecting with old friends and meeting dozens of new people.  Even the dating scene has been hotter than it’s ever been for me, including when I was single and in my twenties – mostly because back then, I had little experience and didn’t …

Like Me on Facebook

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Facebook is a wonderful tool that has not only brought people together but its power has led to seismic shifts in the global political landscape.  Without exaggeration, it has changed the world. But lately, as I look through Facebook, which I do on almost a daily basis, I have begun to discover posting patterns that …

Biting into the Big Apple

Biting into the Big Apple

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Hello everyone, Happy 2015!  I know that it’s been a while since I last posted, but I was out buying more paint for my canvas, metaphorically speaking of course.  As some of you may recall, when I last posted, six months ago, I was having a chat with my inner voice that turned into a …

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Inner Voice

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A few weeks ago, I was watching a video of one my favorite spiritual teachers.  He was explaining the importance of practicing stillness, in an effort to hear your inner voice. I know that I do not meditate enough, so I used this opportunity to do so.  I closed my eyes and began to breath …

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Sink or Swim

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Last night I had a terrible night’s sleep; tossing and turning all night long. When my alarm went off at 5:30 AM, I was already awake, lying in bed reflecting on my tortured dreams – which foreshadowed the days events that lied ahead. Later this afternoon, my real estate agent scheduled the first Open House …