On the heels of watching a video which tried to give helpful nutrition advice, but provided several unhealthy mindsets regarding food, this morning I woke up to see more non-registered dietitian nutritionists posting nutrition advice. Here’s the thing, I get that even non-licensed professionals, with no or less training than me, have a right to … Continue reading I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Dammit!
Jill more deeply realized the spiritual and sensorial impact the environment has on a person when she experienced her own health setbacks for several years after graduation. She received her BFA in Interior Design from Pratt Institute focusing mostly on architectural design and if it were not for those years when her eyesight, mobility, and … Continue reading Harnessing the Healing Power of Nature: Bringing the Outdoors In
It’s not every day that a cold call from a marketing company makes you feel awesome! In fact, usually I feel quite the opposite—annoyed, frustrated, etc. But today I feel awesome because for the first time, after many a trial, I have mastered the art of answering the marketing cold call. After several years of … Continue reading WARMING Up to Handling COLD Calls
There is a practice to count the days between the Jewish holidays of Passover and Shavuos. One of the primary reasons is that we are working on ourselves in preparation for receiving the Torah, which is what the holiday of Shavuos is about. This period in which we count is called the Omer. In my … Continue reading Counting the Omer: Personal Growth is What Counts!
I have been looking for a job which would allow me to bring my baby daughter—i.e. have a day care at the site. This is very rare, but it does exist. I had a job last summer that fit the bill, but unfortunately they needed someone with certification I do not have, so that was … Continue reading A Stay-At-Home Mom’s Disenchantment: No Babies Allowed!
In this era of social media, it is so easy to get caught up in superficial glamour. Photos are edited, as are the narratives of our lives. Sometimes we are reminded that one’s Facebook or Instagram persona is just that, a persona, but far too often we forget—equating an individual’s post with their reality: “Wow, … Continue reading Breaking the 4th Wall: Inspirational Quote Writers Need Encouragement Too!
“I’m pretty sure my dad doesn’t love me.” Those words rang in my mind days after they were spoken to me. A friend of mine was expressing that this was the impression he received from his father, in light of his being less religious than his upbringing. He didn’t fit the mold for what his … Continue reading Parenting and Unconditional Love: The Four Questions About the Four Sons
As I referenced in my previous post, the evening that I got injured was preceded by a day full of angst and negative self-talk. While I was even more frustrated and annoyed after having injured myself, another part of me felt relief. It’s weird that being in pain would bring me a feeling a relief—that sounds … Continue reading Lessons in Self-Compassion from Back Pain: Part Two