Author Archives: Loren

About Loren

Writer.

I Can Breathe

In my little corner of the city where I live, right now, I can choose to exhale. For this moment at least, I can let go and breathe it all out long and slowly. And hope that like laughter is … Continue reading

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Turn the Volume Down

You are always there and waiting to pounce. From the moment before I’m wrenched from sleep at 5am by my daughter’s cries, you’re there insisting I am not good enough. Your reasons are varied. It could be because I am … Continue reading

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Grinning at G-d

Let’s talk about two years ago, a bubble of time in Boston Children’s Hospital. I remember waking her up early on the day of her surgery that had somehow finally arrived. We bundled her into a taxi before she could … Continue reading

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Ola-oi

“Ola-oi,” she shrieks sweetly but firmly in demand. Only a mom could know that that means olive oil. And that she wants lots of it. As she says it, I find myself wondering when she will say olive oil in … Continue reading

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Unstitching what we Know

How committed are we to truth? Our deepest knowledge and beliefs about the world dictate every area of life. And how sad and dead-like we are if we live ruled by dogmas and ideas that are untrue even if their … Continue reading

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Let’s Play

Have you ever noticed that when you are trying to make choices in alignment with your soul, a major test comes along right before the thing worth waiting for? Usually it’s something that looks good in theory but yet doesn’t … Continue reading

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Up or Down

In every moment, we are either going up the escalator or going down, according to a Jewish teaching. No remaining in the same spot. And both up and down have momentum. So when we find ourselves heading down, in whatever … Continue reading

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On Our Side

Can we treat our needs as sacred? Can we embrace our needs without feeling guilty and without a need to justify them? I’ve often heard the idea that as a mom, if I get a babysitter more, I will ultimately … Continue reading

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A line is a line is a line

A line is a line is a line. Except that it it’s not. The other night, I was blessed to listen to the founder of my daughter’s particular style of nursery school speak. A very wise woman, she spoke of … Continue reading

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The Struggle

Everyone is struggling.We are all human. People with picture perfect lives surprise you by confessing. People from “idyllic” childhoods have their share too. There’s no avoiding it or running away, though we may try in the form of distraction, or … Continue reading

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