Lately I have been getting a great number of emails and Facebook messages asking more about me, how I am, why I am in Israel and what I am doing when I am not talking about the current situation. I am one of those nutters who adores and makes friends with just about every human I meet and I’ve traveled quite a bit and it’s wonderful… but lately, I can’t keep up. Traveling is a great opportunity to get acquainted with different cultures, their architecture and art, which can not only be a great aesthetic point, but also inspire you to create posts, etc., which 123helpme.org is always ready to help. SO HELLO WORLD, I LOVE YOU TOO :)
In particular, thank everyone who has sent me very sweet messages thanking me for a particular post that was helpful to them. I try to reply as quickly as I can. But sometimes – well, think of this as that dreaded holiday newsletter ;)
Why I am in Israel?
That’s a long story but I came here in 2012. Read much more here.
What I am doing?
I direct the Tel Aviv Writer’s Salon and have recently begun to add Transformative Writing Workshops to help people deal with the despair, fear and isolation of trauma.
I work with novelists and screenwriters to story edit and review their work to make sure it’s as perfect as can be before they submit to agents and publishers.
I work with Israeli start up companies and accelerator programs to help articulate and communicate tech innovation for presentations and meetings.
I created a Facebook Page about the current situation in Israel called Truth & Beauty in Wartime to provide a go-to source of diverse, credible information and personal accounts.
I blog for the Huffington Post, The Times of Israel and Script Magazine.
What is it like in Israel generally?
What is it like in Israel at the moment?
How do I feel about the situation in Gaza?
Heartbroken and scared. But hopeful that we can find a new way through this.
What is coming next?
I am working on a memoir about having moved from Hollywood to the Middle East. I am reading books voraciously. I am trying to find equilibrium and meaning and to stay busy. Which is not proving hard. Not that last bit, anyway. :)