Category Archives: Family

My Birthday Ritual

By Estelle Sobel Erasmus Yesterday was my birthday. And just a little before midnight I engaged in a private little candle ceremony--the same ritual I've followed on my birthday for the past fifteen years. Anyone can do the candle ceremony. In just a few short steps, it's a cinch to create a personal ritual that focuses on gratitude and goals and starts your birthday off with a special spark. I like to do … Continue Reading ››

My Daughter’s Eyes

  (Updated) Hereyes     By Estelle Sobel Erasmus I look into my daughter's eyes and I see myself reflected in them. But more than that...I see all the colors of emotion that a five-year old is capable of. I see joy: in the fact that she can swim the length of an Olympic-size pool (albeit, with lots of breaks). I see trust in men (whether I'm comfortable with that … Continue Reading ››