North Central New Jersey Edition

Archive of: NCNJ and Publisher Letter

Title Issue
The Day a Mother is Born

The Day a Mother is Born

May brings sunshine and flowers, and a new energy to the Northeast. It also brings us Mother’s Day. Of course, every day should be Mother’s Day, but that’s another column.

May 2018
On The Other Side of Words

On The Other Side of Words

I have been thinking lately about words and how they fit into our world of communication. My 24-year-old son, Sean, tells me I need a college course in texting so he can make sense of what I’m trying to say in a text fashion. On self-examination—and the evidence before me—I have to plead guilty as charged.

April 2018
Seeing What’s Good

Seeing What’s Good

I find myself wanting to write about the injustice of things—the penal system, gun control, blame, closed-minded people, war, violence, inequality, inappropriate behavior, prejudices and our education system—and then there’s health care and veterans’ rights.

March 2018
Reflections on Life Changing Moments

Reflections on Life Changing Moments

This month I will have a birthday. I never gave much thought to birthdays, but for the past few weeks I’ve been thinking about my life’s turning points.

February 2018
A Few Random Thoughts About a Happy New Year

A Few Random Thoughts About a Happy New Year

Have a Happy New Year? Do you think most people, myself included, take the time to think about what they’re saying? How many times do you hear it or say it each holiday season?

January 2018
Letter from Publisher

Letter from Publisher

Remember to smile a lot, others will notice.

December 2017
Letter from Publisher

Letter from Publisher

Usually I rack my brain trying to put something in this space that matters. Over the last 5 years, I’ve shared bits of wisdom, life lessons, and experiences. This is a bit different.

November 2017
Letter from Publisher

Letter from Publisher

How life works, how the planets function, how the world turns—it’s too much for me to comprehend.

October 2017
Letter from Publisher

Letter from Publisher

My editor, Kathy, suggested she might quit if I write one more gratitude letter. However, this issue marks our fifth anniversary of publishing Natural Awakenings of Central New Jersey.

September 2017
Letter from Publisher

Letter from Publisher

Listening is becoming a forgotten art. I can only speak for myself, but I believe the ability to stay focused, to be present and engaged in another’s communication, and to communicate properly is extremely hard. Proper listening takes focus, awareness and, above all, practice.

August 2017
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