A Gift from the Heart Blog

Valentine’s Day! Yes, I missed it — both personally (sorry, Naomi) and professionally. You see, Valentine’s Day is also National Organ Donor Day. So, this year, I am determined to and spread the word about the life-giving power of organ and tissue donations!According to Personalized Cause, just one donor can save up to eight lives through organ donation and… Read More »

For the past several weeks, I have been participating in a seminar at my synagogue, Kol Tzedek, about death and mourning rituals in Jewish tradition. The participants range in age from young 20’s through mid-70’s. During this workshop, we have talked about the practical things that need to be done when a person dies, burial… Read More »

Many of the people with whom I talk lead amazingly active lives. Some enjoy skiing atop mountains covered with glistening snow or kayaking on the ocean bays in Newfoundland – as my wife, Naomi, and I did, several years ago. Many bike through the city streets of Philadelphia or drive on the Schuylkill Expressway at… Read More »

Back in July, I received an email from Constance Garcia-Barrio, who wanted to interview me for an article that she was writing for Milestones – News and Possibilities for Seniors, a publication of the Philadelphia Corporation for the Aging. In her article, she writes, “Philadelphians have access to many resources and possibilities that let us shape… Read More »

Welcome to the first edition of the A Gift from the Heart, a new blog series from RieOrganize! Many of you know me as a residential organizer. I am thrilled to share that RieOrganize! is diversifying and we have added a new division that focuses on issues that will affect your future and the future… Read More »