Tag Archives: Health

Three Years On: Finding the Thank You

Chunks of time roll by without me even thinking to say thank you, without me remembering or acknowledging the gift of three years ago. Yet, back then, when I was in the rush of the moment and felt the awareness … Continue reading

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Eyes Just Ahead

Last week I reminded myself of a part of me long forgotten. Suffering from an inflamed gum in my mouth after dental surgery, and weighing up my options, I decided to try a fruit and vegetable juice fast in order … Continue reading

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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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What My Fruit Diet Taught Me

Also featured on chabad.org I have always loved fruit. I remember being filled with delight and excitement when the fruit truck would arrive outside our house in South Africa, filled with boxes of the most luscious African fruits of the … 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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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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Heart to Heart

She is 2 years old and nearly 5 months, though we talk a lot about her third birthday (and her fifth comes up a lot too). Lots of balloons, cake, all her friends. It feels like she is way beyond … 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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