Category: Rivki D. Rosenwald Esq., CLC, SDS

A complete stranger is practically lying in my lap. My feet are suspended over his or her head. After all, where else am I going to put them? I’ve got earplugs in my ears, an eye mask over my eyes and yet sleep completely alludes me. I call out, “anyone have a Xanax”? About 55…

Hanukkah reminds us that we have the power to repel the darkness with light. Feel the darkness surround me. We are tired of the cruel murders; the savage shootings, the car ramming’s and barbaric stabbings. As I write, the funeral of Ezra Schwartz is coming to its final moments. I pray that by the time…

Invite everyone you know- no keep it small?  Have the beautiful view of the water- no the bigger dance floor?   Use the caterer with a flare -no -the less expensive caterer!  These are some of the struggles, and yes, even arguments you go through planning a wedding and that’s before you even get the other…

Oh my gosh look at this gorgeous little baby. That was her at one year old. Oh and look at her here eating ice cream -all over her face. She was about three there. But now I can’t find her anywhere. Except on my cell phone! Remember those days of large picture albums? The hours…

Rivki D. Rosenwald Esq., CLC, SDS Once you make it through Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur you are truly drained, ready to sit down anywhere. You are not so picky. You are finally able to stop feeling so nervous about being judged and finally able to eat again. Do you really care if you make…

Rivki D. Rosenwald Esq., CLC, SDS They say “kids say the wildest things”, or “out of the mouth of babes”!  Because they often say and express, out loud, what we only think! It’s both embarrassing and refreshing! They might say out loud “Why is she wearing that dress?  It’s so ugly!” My sister once said…

A woman approached me after a recent parenting lecture. “I own three houses but I don’t have any place that I can really call home. My family is filled with unhappiness and it’s miserable spending time together.”Without joy, even the most beautiful surroundings feel dark. How can we help build an atmosphere of happiness in…

Does anyone go to the library anymore? I did! I needed a quiet area to do some work. The big problem is there’s always someone whispering right near you. Did you ever notice that? And in most cases it’s the librarian. So I decided to go to the quiet room. Well guess what, they took…