on a journey to a more compassionate life
I am a perpetual seeker. I go on journeys of self-healing and spiritual growth; then I write about them.
Unfinished Business began with the profound emptiness I felt when I lost my job. Before I could move forward with my life, I needed to take stock and make amends—and reconnect with what truly matters. Pilgrim grew from my long-buried yearning for God. After 9/11 and a health scare, I found myself aching for a spiritual home, which compelled me to explore a variety of religions.
Compassion — for oneself and for others — is a big theme for me. I hope that my books will inspire you to go on your own journeys.
News & Updates
- On Skype, from the Washington, D.C., headquarters of Hillel International, I answered questions from all over the world about Pilgrim, spiritual seeking, Jewish identity, and parenting spiritually. I bare my heart in this half-hour back-and-forth, expertly moderated by Hillel VP Sheila Katz. Click here for the video of this inaugural meeting of the Hillel International […]read more »
My blog at Psychology Today focuses on our unfinished emotional and spiritual business: how we can identify it, keep it from accumulating, and use it to understand who we are and what we value. I report on the relevant science and research, but mostly I feature the stories of people like you and me who are struggling to lead more compass-ionate lives in these challenging times.