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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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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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Loving the link

The mind-body connection. We all experience it from time to time but it becomes so clear in extreme cases. The other day, I was having a very exhausting, traumatic conversation with a distressed person whom I love so much. Unable … Continue reading

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Shades of Grey

All or nothing thinking doesn’t serve us. It does not  motivate. And for the most part it is not true. For life is a complex business and we are complex beings. We will never get it completely right all of … Continue reading

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Spotting Cats

Life is so much more fun when we are good to ourselves. I have spent the greater part of this year nurturing my 8 month old baby, Noa, and meeting her needs. But yet I neglect my own and almost … Continue reading

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Completing the Circle

Forgiveness. Simultaneously the simplest and yet most daunting task. All that’s required is to wriggle out of the chain that we allow to keep strangling ourselves. And then to remain chain-free. We silently hope that this chain is also strangling … Continue reading

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The Long Walk

Mandela’s “Long Walk to Freedom”… Continue reading

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