PRAISE: a blog

All that's amazing and a little science, too.

October 23, 2018

1. A gray squirrel climbing upside down on the gray, shaggy bark of a hickory, bright morning sun caught in its fur, surrounded by green leaves going orange and yellow.

2. All things fluffy:





(Naps are fluffy, too.)

Blue and white clouds 


October 10, 2018

Adorable, yes. But your dog is not your baby. True, they’re loving, affectionate, loyal, smart, great friends and companions and so darn cute. But they are not your babies. For one thing, they are so much easier than babies: always even-tempered, fun, cuddly and, best...

October 2, 2018

One of the really fun things about living in New York City is people-watching. I was walking behind a gorgeous woman (above) in elegant clothes when I suddenly thought about all the different ways people dress in this city. We dress up and dress down, but usually we wa...

September 28, 2018

I love wonderful stories, whatever the medium – books, audiobooks, movies, and TV – and I found a new one recently on Netflix called “Maniac.”

“Maniac” is a 10-episode, 2018 Netflix miniseries original, based on

a series created by Hakon Bast Mossige and Espen PA Lerva...

September 20, 2018

Last week, I had the honor of being included in a workshop that focused on my late sister’s work – peace research. My sister, Randy Forsberg, was an expert on world nuclear arms and disarmament, as well as a peace activist. She authored the proposal that helped launch...

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Why write a blog called PRAISE?

A healthy and happy life is based on gratitude. Check the science. Gratitude for the simple, everyday awesome things in life contributes to physical health as well as mental health. Depression causes physical pain as much as pain causes depression. Save your own heart! Steep your life in the language of praise.