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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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The Lies we Tell Ourselves

That what we think, say and do does not make a difference to the world. That it’s okay to do something as long as nobody gets hurt in the process. That we are better than them. That we are open … 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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You Are What I Believe

There is this mistaken notion that one can motivate another through criticism and by pointing out the things that you’d like them to change. And although that may work with some, I know that harsh words make me crumble into … Continue reading

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Onwards and Upwards

Some people’s expressions stay with you for a life time. My mathematics teacher Ms Stageman framed her lessons with a warm and smiley “never to panic”, and my friends and I would quip “never to panic” almost in unison for … Continue reading

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