Rochelle Weinstein

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Hi {{ subscriber.firstName | default('Friends') }},


As the year of all years draws to a close, I'm wishing you and yours a meaningful holiday season and bright new year. No doubt, 2020 has been an adventure with challenges and changes, but I'm optimistic 2021 will provide a renewed sense of hope.


Typically, I don't make resolutions. Instead, I try to live my life each day, each month, with ways in which I can do better, be better. Not this year. This year, I'm leaving nothing to chance. Here are my top five goals:

  1. Be more present.
  2. Allowing myself the freedom to feel the feels.*
  3. Practicing more patience.
  4. Writing a fantastic book.
  5. Bake more cookies.

I've asterisked #2 as I recently went through the disappointment in losing a condo we loved. Yes, Bear and I are selling our beloved home of twenty years and taking the full-on empty-nest plunge. You can read the post on my Instagram which connects to my next point. The community outpouring blew me away. The advice and happy home stories really brightened my day. Being vulnerable is scary, but less so when you know you're not alone, that others have been through it and survived. 


Which brings me to my final thought, a few words from Ted Lasso. This speech was made to Coach Lasso's soccer team after they lost the big game. “Now look, this is a sad moment right here, for all of us. And there ain't nothing I can say standing in front of you right now that can take that away. But please do me this favor will you? Lift your heads up and look around this locker room. Look at everyone else in here. And I want you to be grateful to be going through this sad moment with all these other folks. Because I promise you, there is something worse out there than being sad and that's being alone and sad. Ain't nobody in this room alone.”


Wherever this year took you and wherever you are at the moment, take comfort in those who were by your side. I know that I most grateful for sharing this tumultuous year with all of you.  

What I've been reading and watching...


It's not a cookie, but it's Nutella Banana Bread...

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Moms Don't Have Time To…Quarantine Anthology

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You’re invited! I’m a contributor to Zibby Owens' anthology, Moms Don’t Have Time To. The launch event will be a one-of-a-kind Zoom with 50+ author contributors and book blurbers, special guests, break-out rooms, and more.

And it’ll be a FUNDRAISER for the Susan Felice Owens Program for COVID-19 vaccine research at Mount Sinai Health System, named after Zibby's late mother-in-law.

Please buy your ticket packages soon! The party on our pub day, 2/16/21, will be co-hosted by Book Hampton and Children's Museum East End. This will be FUN, memorable, and helpful to society! Link here for details and to RSVP. 

Get MORE this Holiday giveaway...

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My dear friend Elise Scheck Bonwitt wrote a wonderful book about getting MORE out of life with less complication. An attorney, mediator, business owner, mentor, consultant, and coach, Elise is also a community leader, mother of five, and friend to many.


MORE provides practical tips to help you identify what's lacking in your life with meaningful ways to improve. What better way to start the new year than with MORE?  


If you'd like to win one of five autographed copies of MORE plus a $10.00 Amazon gift card, please share your resolution for 2021 OR your favorite cake/cookie recipe to be automatically entered to win.

US only.

Five winners chosen Thursday, December 24th.

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Stay safe and positive.

We're all in this together.


Please excuse any typos. I'm old and blind.