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I Like Your Ponytail, A Story About CommitmentI Like Your Ponytail, A Story About Commitment

“I like your ponytail.” I said in a playful manner. “Ponytail?” he repeated in a thick French accent. There and then began the most extraordinary odyssey of my life.…

Avoid 90% of the Pesticides in Food, by Avoiding 12 Foods

Why should you care about pesticides in your food?For starters there may be as many as twenty pesticides on a single piece of fruit you eat.…

My HeroMy Hero

Dear Mrs. Black,It was January 1967 when this 11 year-old, frightened, little Israeli girl walked into your classroom for the first time. I had only arrived in the country two weeks before.…

We Are Sexual BeingsWe Are Sexual Beings

With sex all around us, oozing out of our televisions, theaters, magazines, fashion, on the streets, one would think we are the most sexually informed, open and comfortable nation on the planet.”…

The Banking ImplosionThe Banking Implosion

I’m sure by now you all have noticed the ongoing meltdown in the mortgage industry. The cause of this whole mess is a little bit complicated, rooted in both the structure of the mortgage industry, and human nature. I’ll try to explain both factors here in layman’s terms.…

Breaking old habits; Creating new Ones

We are mostly habitual beings. Webster defines habit as an acquired mode of behavior that has become nearly or completely involuntary.…

Life is Poetry

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Since Ronit will not be able to answer all the questions submitted, she will choose those questions which will benefit the most.  read more »

Thoughts on What Makes a Great Male Lover

A friend of mine asked me what makes a great lover. While the answer may differ from woman to woman, this was my response:

The best lover knows how to listen to his woman; not only to her verbal, but her nonverbal cues.

He hears and sees her for who she is not who he wishes her to be.

He knows when she wants to be held and when she wants space.

He knows what makes her safe and what threatens her.

He supports her when she needs it, yet recognize when she has to do it herself.

he knows when to take charge and when to lay back.

He is strong, yet tender.  read more »

Plant 10 Million Trees Now

Wanted to share this remarkable effort to which we we can all contribute. Please do what you can.

Thank you,

Dear Fellow Global Citizen,

Some people say the world's coming apart at the seams and there's not much we can do about it.

To which we say: Just watch us.

The Green World Campaign is a network of global citizens finding new ways to care for our world. Like helping to turn barren lands around the world greener, right now, with a mouse-click and a quarter.

And this spring, we're greening Ethiopia.  read more »

Darfur; the Forgotten People

Last night I had the privilege of seeing and hearing Mia Farrow speak about the genocidal situation in Darfur. She was speaking at the Sheraton Hotel, in NYC, to an audience of approximately 1000 people attending a conference given by Omega Institute, titled Being Fearless. Her speech left each and everyone of us feeling horrified, shameful, angry, devastated, but most importantly inspired. Inspired to do something about this unfathomable systematic destruction of a people.  read more »

Arguments Between Couples- Why so Convoluted?

Dear Ronit:

I am in a new relationship and we recently had our first “tiff”.

Though I know we will not always agree, I was amazed by how convoluted and confusing the argument became. It seemed as if we were caught up in “you said” vs. “ I said” and each of us wanting to be heard and be right. After a while it got to a point that I had no idea what the original disagreement was about! It took us a day to work it out. Ultimately my girlfriend accepted responsibility, so we made up.  read more »

The Preservation Predicament

Is the preservation of biologically rich landscapes a losing battle? Some scientist fear that with an era of changing climates our best efforts to protect these areas may be just a waste of time. As global warming continues to contribute to higher water temperature and the rise of sea level, current efforts on the way to maintain salmon runs in Pacific Northwest streams, restoration of fresh water flow of the Everglades and the preservation of some fragile coastal barrier islands are being reconsidered. Uncertainty surrounding the rate of climate change is making it more difficult to determine what is the best course of action.  read more »

Obama Fever

Like many of you, I first saw and heard Obama in the 2004 Democratic Convention. His speech inspired me at a time when I was desperately seeking someone in the political arena I can admire and respect. I vividly remember thinking this man is visionary. His message of unity at a time when our country was so badly divided by the Bush administration was a breath of fresh air. Right there and then I thought he is destined to become United State’s first black president.  read more »

Great New Initiative to Drink Tap Water

I met with my girlfriend Fern this past weekend and learned about this important new initiative to get back to drinking tap water. Fern is the publicist for this venture and is clearly getting some wonderful traction. Please read the below press release and learn what a difference this small action can make to the environment.

“A Think Global, Drink Local” initiative created to brand tap water-- conceived and launched by agency veterans Mark DiMassimo and Eric Yaverbaum-- continues its meteoric rise in interest and education  read more »

The Role of Reationships in Our Lives


When it comes to family, friends and acquaintances I find myself not always sure about the purpose of relationships. Should relations be goal oriented or does that interfere with being. Simply what is the purpose of relationships? I have my own thoughts but feel I can improve and want to hear yours to get grounded and release social distortion.


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Exactly how and why do people get burned out. I know people can get fed up with something over time but some jobs make people physically ill, or even mentally ill. About 10 years ago I got sick for a month after working at a job for over a year. It was a great job and I enjoyed it even though it was a lot of work. Since around then though, I've noticed that I just can't handle stress the way I used to. I am wondering if I really did get burned out. If so I never saw it coming. Is that possible?


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