Not because it’s nice. Because you want something better for yourself.

You want to achieve? 

Say hello.
“Humans like to engage in the illusion of the rugged individual, but achievement is dependent on the intelligence and survival of the group, rather than the individuals in that group,” says Gerhard Adam.
Social bonds are […]

June 26th, 2015|Categories: HelloRevolution||0 Comments


My amazing grandmother will be 100 years-old next month.

When I was a kid, she’d come into the house, hug me so tightly my next breath was delayed and start cleaning.

She is a machine.

She had a horrible childhood. The unimaginable kind.

She is indestructible. I guess that’s how a fighter is […]

May 30th, 2014|Categories: HelloRevolution||2 Comments


Beauty has her way of showing up in the most unlikely places. Oil slick rainbows floating atop cavernous pothole puddles. Heavy weathered doors with rusted patina door knockers. Delicate purple flowers escaping forsaken warehouses. Street graffiti that gives back to the city.

Welcome to Philadelphia; where the grit and the […]

May 21st, 2014|Categories: HelloRevolution||0 Comments


PINKY: Gee Brain, what do you want to do tonight?

THE BRAIN: Same thing we do every night, Pinky – try to take over the world!

They never do. Not even with Brain’s wit and Pinky’s cracks.

Drop the Brain. Tap into the heart of good-natured Pinky. And a pick a sidekick […]

May 15th, 2014|Categories: HelloRevolution||0 Comments


No two mothers are alike, but every mom started out exactly the same: as a little girl, tiny hands, big innocent eyes, curious mind.

She isn’t prepared for what lies ahead. There are no hard and fast rules, no proven formulas or Mom 101 curriculum to raise the next generation. […]

May 9th, 2014|Categories: HelloRevolution||0 Comments


Raise your hand if you survived winter.

Again if you’re optimistic about sunshiny days. (I imagine several in a row… swoon.)

Dare I ask you to raise your hand if optimism trumped indisputable evidence about the incoming storm?

It started out with dark skies. Warmish temps, but ominous clouds that looked like […]

May 1st, 2014|Categories: HelloRevolution||0 Comments


Raise your green thumb if something (or someone) has ever stolen your joy. Snatched it right up by the roots.

Not in the your perfect parking spot got swiped sort of way. The deep in the pit of your stomach, like a roller coaster (or Pennsylvania pothole) sort of way.

So there […]

April 17th, 2014|Categories: HelloRevolution||0 Comments


I leaned in the door of my colleague’s office this morning. “Hello! Happy Friday,” I said. He looked like he’d been battling the week. His long face said it all, “Will this week ever end?”

I could feel it, too. Not just his pain. I was relieved. Friday arrived. It […]

April 11th, 2014|Categories: HelloRevolution||0 Comments


Sometimes (out of nowhere), I’ll be walking and see hearts instead of people.

Whole hearts. Hopeful hearts. Crushed hearts. And I feel some of the joy and tears that have spilled out onto the pavement.

Then, I see the faces. The faces of the people who experienced, endured and sometimes have had […]

March 28th, 2014|Categories: HelloRevolution||0 Comments


Flight #3417 proves you can buy happiness.

Friday morning, early to rise. Jump to the espresso machine. All powers go. (Even the barrage of texts vibrating at an impressive pace couldn’t stop me.)

First, sell massive amounts of baked goods. Second, hop a cab to the Delta terminal at Philadelphia International […]

March 20th, 2014|Categories: HelloRevolution||0 Comments


Corpse pose is the death of my yoga class. Every class closes the exact same way. My body floats above the mat in total stillness. Fully aware, yet detached.

It’s the pause between the asanas and next phase of my day. Whatever peace and clarity I may have collected over the […]

March 17th, 2014|Categories: HelloRevolution||0 Comments


Every great day begins with Hello. Sometimes it sounds like Good Morning… Pleased to meet you… How are you…? Or great shoes! But I hope they all convey the same message.
We are connected. You are not alone.     I see you. You matter.
I’ve been reading (and re-reading) Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s […]

March 6th, 2014|Categories: HelloRevolution||0 Comments