Family

I hadn’t been feeling well for some time. I was exhausted, sleep did not recharge my batteries and work had become almost impossible. Then, in June, I was diagnosed with Waldenström macroglobulinemia, a rare type of blood cancer, named after the Swedish scientist Jan Gösta...

I teach art in a public elementary school in New York City. I recently had an experience in which listening led to transformation. One day, I was contacted by Mrs. Perez,* the mom of one of my students. She was upset and deeply concerned about what...

We stopped at Costco gas on the way to the airport to fill up the tank before heading to the Hertz car rental return. I rolled up the window just as the gas station attendant took the receipt from the pump. Shya said, “Don’t we need...

This past winter, I got to relive one of the most unique, special experiences of my childhood, along with my brother, sister and parents. Who would have thought that a long-ago family vacation could come to life again? I certainly didn’t, until my siblings and...

I had a sweet and unexpected connection today with my grandma who passed away on Thanksgiving Day, 2018. I was cleaning out my voicemail and found some old messages from her. I was surprised by the wave of emotions that came over me just hearing...