Counting almonds – my Weight Watchers journey

(This blog is timed to a Weight Watchers ‘Inspire’ week and dedicated to all my fellow Weight Watchers at Work members) They say you should have at least one really honest friend who isn't afraid to tell you things others might not. Things you might not want to hear. A couple of years ago, I … Continue reading Counting almonds – my Weight Watchers journey

Remembering Slothy

Before there were giant, cuddly stuffed sloths in Hallmark store windows; comical, animated sloths on Geico commercials; and actual sloth photos featured on calendars, there was 'Slothy' (a.k.a. Thomas) – one of my son Dan's closest young childhood friends. Thomas was a quirky, super-talented, funny, wise-beyond-his years kind of kid. Like Dan, he wasn't particularly … Continue reading Remembering Slothy

The healing power of corned beef on rye (for dad & me)*

My dad – Marvin Epstein – is 83 years old. Recently, he fell and broke his hip and for the past week, he’s been in bed at a Dix Hills rehabilitation facility, somewhat incoherent and agitated from pain meds. The other evening, my mom had plans to go into NYC with a friend and I … Continue reading The healing power of corned beef on rye (for dad & me)*