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Can You Love Me Today?

I lie here under the covers though over there, just outside my bedroom window, the day is sunny and goes on as usual. My body is weary and motionless, though my mind is moving quickly and frantically; almost in a … Continue reading

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Sitting on the Keys

There is a searing hole inside of me that I now really realize only I can repair. All of my life I have walked around with this hole patching it up temporarily through validation from the outside but nothing or … Continue reading

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Do I Say My Piece or Take the High Road?

Also featured on Chabad.org Growing up, I watched a dear person in my life hold back from saying her piece and instead carry unexpressed energy in her body. She repeatedly considered, “What if I did things differently? What if I … Continue reading

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No Place to Stick

Growing up, I valued the idea of saying your piece. To not hold things in and be walked all over, but to defend yourself if need be and not let anybody treat you badly. This was a result of watching … 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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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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The Flash

Someone shared with me a Jewish teaching that compares the feeling of the duration of your life to the amount of time it takes an eagle with outspread wings to fly over you. 34 years old, I realize that I … Continue reading

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Who is that?

I catch glimpses of myself in the mirror and a vaguely familiar face peers quizzically back at me. I suddenly look more serious, less feminine, and older. And yes, the stereotypes creep in as I think to myself who is … Continue reading

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