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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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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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Finding G-d

Also featured on chabad.org I believe in G‑d. Even before I became Torah observant, I felt His hand dancing through the events of my life. I saw purpose behind both the good and the bad, the happy and the painful. Even though I … 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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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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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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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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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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