During pandemic isolation, there were few distractions as cathartic for me as producing 'covideos,' or Covid video projects. The first was my Rosh Hashana Video for Young Families. Sales for the video did not fund a similar project for Yom Kippur, so I decided to produce the highlight of the video, the Jonah And The [...]
1- It means Head (Rosh) of the (Ha) Year (Shana) 2- The holiday starts at sundown on Friday 9-18-20, with a special meal that includes apples and honey to signify a sweet new year. 3- The traditional bread for Rosh Hashana is a round challah (instead of the long braided one) to signify that doing [...]
Is there a difference between hearing and listening? When someone says, ‘Hear me out,’ do they really want you to just hear them? Or, are they looking for something more? Hearing is a simple act. Listening is an essential part of hearing. When a teacher asks, ‘Are you listening?’ they are seeking more than just [...]
Are you looking for a good reason to walk? Join my virtual walking team to support the Oral Cancer Foundation. Beginning August 1-30th I will be posting fun videos from my daily walk and providing educational information about oral cancer and oral health. Your support means a lot. Join our team Walk The Talk or [...]
As anyone who has undergone a major surgery knows, all things familiar and safe immediately fall away. As the backward countdown begins, you find yourself crossing the threshold into a cold, dark space with room for only one. The clear path forward is to seek out signs pointing in the direction of hope. Once hope [...]
Play a part in raising awareness about oral cancer and saving lives. Download and distribute the Six-Step Screening educational poster.
Every good story contains a worthy message. Who is a perfect example fo the art of storytelling? Lloyd Newell.
When I first started lecturing, my manager would notate how many times I used the word 'um,' 'and' or some other filler. I didn't believe her when she told me I was upwards of 30 'ums' in a one-hour speech. At my next lecture, I began to hear myself use the fillers. As my transitions [...]
I was driving to Boston up 95 listening to LL Cool J on the radio, and a line came into my head: My name is Eva Grayzel I gotta story to tell That's good, I thought. I turned off the radio and the rhyming lines kept coming. I had to keep pulling over to write [...]
It isn't easy to score with free media attention. What was it about my story that captured the attention of this particular online magazine? Was it the catchy title, 'Tongue-Tied: A Story NOT Silenced by Oral Cancer.' Was it the bold flyer designed by my graphic artist at Patadigital Designs? Perhaps, the email came across [...]