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Jacqueline M. Cohen

Jacqueline M. Cohen
New York, New York, USA
December 10
Mom, Drama Therapist/ Theater Director, Life Coach,Storytelling Facilitator, Producer and Writer.


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MARCH 5, 2014 1:29PM

A"WAKE" before the Funeral

My Father is going to die.

This essay however is not written for him.
This is dedicated to anyone that believes they can forgive, heal and love regardless of the circumstances.

I  want to thank my Father for ordering me to walk out to the garage late at night in the dead… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 12:27PM

Raising a Bully or Not

If something isn't being addressed in your home it will be on the playground.


Listen hard.

Look your child straight in their eyes. 

They have something very important to tell you.

They have many questions.

Applaud their curiosity.

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SEPTEMBER 8, 2013 2:49PM

Honor Fashion Show 2013 New York City

VOGUE retreat Party FASHION WEEK 2013

I'm sitting on my Aunt Jackie's lap in a blogger bar at the NYC Vogue event during fashion week. My Aunt and I just had make overs with real make up artists from the Jane Iredale line.  

We met a contestant from Fashion Star, Pricilla Barroso.… Read full post »


                                      We hailed two cabs.

My friend Jill took her six year old son in one taxi and headed midtown to Toys R Us in Time Square. I stopped the second taxi
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When I was fifteen, I was a semi-professional Au-Pere. Baby sitting was a lucrative source of revenue and a family I knew from New York City occasionally hired me to care for their two sons when they traveled. I accompanied them to Las Vegas, California, Woodstock and Vermont. It… Read full post »


    He often said that, “my sex walked into the room before I did.”

   … Read full post »

NOVEMBER 29, 2012 10:49AM

Forgiving Daddy

    A few months ago I invested in a documentary called “Project: Forgive.” I discovered the project on Kick Starter, which is a crowd funding website for creative… Read full post »
OCTOBER 26, 2012 11:33AM

A tragic murder on the Upper West Side

    The Krim Children

     Last night on West 75th Street in Manhattan twenty five blocks below where I live, two children were stabbed to death in their bathtub by their 50 year old Nanny. My husband called to tell me this around 6:00 pm. My best friend lives on that block s… Read full post »

OCTOBER 22, 2012 11:16PM

One Day in the Park with George Clooney

The park is downtown, sandwiched between 6th avenue and three West village streets. It’s a hidden gem surrounded by a 10 foot brick wall and a red cement building that once housed a day care center.

There are two gated entrances. One is located on Carmine Street, the

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AUGUST 31, 2012 10:53AM

Every Smile is a Prayer

I start my morning with an Om
And a little shanti
A sun salutation
A little time for me.

Sip a cup of latte
while startin' the day.
Spread a little love,
see what comes my way.

When you feel like screamin',
take a few deep breaths.
Everything is changing.Read full post »
JULY 23, 2012 2:18PM




      Is it our responsibility as  human beings living in a civilIzed society to notify the proper authorities when we believe someone is in danger of harming others or harming themselves?

     When my daughter was a Junior at… Read full post »

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JULY 12, 2012 7:59AM

Close encounters with the MOB

     I was in middle school when I met my first Mob Wife. She was the Mother of my classmate. Our families attended the same church, the same summer camp and employed the same refuse company(which incidentally was owned by my friend’s Father.)

I was a Freshman in High Schoo… Read full post »

JUNE 13, 2012 10:18AM




     It was close to 2:00 am and I couldn’t sleep. The two year old red head alarm clock sleeping in the crib next to me would start calling out my name in less than four hours. His screeching would then awaken his six year old twin sisters who… Read full post »

JUNE 2, 2012 12:37PM

A Letter to Michael Jackson






Dear Michael:


This morning after breakfast I turned the radio on in the kitchen and your 10 year old voice was singing “I want you back”. I cranked the volume and started bustin' my Motown moves, singing “Ah Buh Buh Buh Buh” while theRead full post »

     In early March, I was on my way up Lexington Avenue in New York City on route to meet my friend's 22 year old daughter who was in need of an objective, yet compassionate ear. My express train landed me on the Upper East side earlier than planned.… Read full post »

APRIL 2, 2012 1:39PM

My Mother My Conscience

Up until my daughter Katie was 12 years old our night time ritual consisted of the following questions. Did you brush your teeth? Did you wash your face? Did you feed the fish? Is there anything we need to do for school tomorrow?  After the computer was turned… Read full post »
MARCH 9, 2011 4:53PM

American Style Au-Pere Chapter 1


   During the summer of 1986 I was a pint-pulling, soul-seeking, American Au-pere managing to squeeze in a pilgrimage with my sister, where we climbed to the top Croagh Patrick, the holiest Mountain in Ireland.  Truth be told, my undercover mission was really a quest for transatRead full post »

DECEMBER 11, 2010 10:44AM


AUGUST 16, 2010 11:07AM

Twas the Night Before College.....


Twas the night before college and all through the house…

Not a creature was stirring not even a louse.

The suitcases were lined by the front door with care.

Hoping you packed enough clean underwear!

You and Shadow were nestled, snug in your bed.Read full post »



     I weep for my sisters.

     I pray for our daughters.

     I dream of a day that this is all a whisper in our past.

     We all need to make the world aware that this is still happening to millions of young women.Read full post »

JUNE 1, 2010 12:07PM

"After Hours"



                      the room closes in.


                        surrenduring to the storm.

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MAY 30, 2010 7:51PM

Prom Flashback


      My 1982 Senior High School Pre-Prom preparations consisted of the following:

1.  Call Cousin Liz and ask to borrow her new Laura Ashley Formal Gown

2.  Make an appointment with my Orthodontist and feign chronic migraines so that he will undoubtedly remove my upp… Read full post »

APRIL 16, 2010 11:11AM

Avatar Couple visits the BIG APPLE


  Yesterday afternoon I had a meeting in Bryant Park, located directly behind the NYC Public Library.  My associate and I were discussing different ways to RE-HUMANIZE Medical care when we heard gasps behind us. When we looked up two towering MINT Green Avatars gracefully glided thro… Read full post »


    Every little sister wants desperately for their big sister to love  them and to spend time with them. Imagine if your 15 year old sister brought you to a party one night and then left you alone while she went into a bedroom to prostitiute herself. When she finally… Read full post »

   My Mom's not an art aficionado —she’s more of a human exclamation point that energetically beams when she sees someone or something that catches her attention. She loves adjectives and quoting lines from her favorite prayers. “Thy will bRead full post »