Every snippet from our life is a dot contributing to a most intricate design. It can take years before we understand why things happen the way they do. Sometimes, we never do find out. Living in the dot is HARD. I'd much prefer to fly way up in the sky in a hot air balloon … Continue reading New Year’s Weave
That phrase could mean, "Why is this happening now?" Alternatively, it can connote, "Why focus on the Now?" As in the present moment discussed by Eckhart Tolle and many other mindfulness experts. Well, I'm going to touch on both of these phrases, and would you believe it—they are actually connected! When our brain goes to … Continue reading Why Now?
Dear Inner Critic,Sorry I’m not always perfectBut I’m not the shmuck you paint me asI am strong I am braveI have survived a lot of shitRemember that time my cousin got killed by a fuckin’ volcano?Or how about that time my dad suddenly collapsed and went unconscious and I never got to speak to him … Continue reading Dear Inner Critic
Happy Birthday to my daughter! And happy birthaversary to me! Y’all, motherhood is hard! For different reasons at different stages. But always it’s a challenge in self-care. I forgot my lunch today. It’s hard planning for your kid and yourself and your family all the time. I got so lucky. My own mother, who is … Continue reading Daughter Turns 4!
On Hanukkah there is this idea of publicizing the miracle. That’s why ppl put the menora (aka chanukia) by their window. I’m not the most private person—after all, I often blog about my life! Sometimes though, I want to turn inward. Life’s been challenging in recent months—lots of challenges, lots of introspection—and I just want … Continue reading Hanukkah Miracle
My favorite part of the communal Hanukkah lighting Sunday night was speaking to a woman and her son about their previous Dwali. I guess that’s ok. I’m over large Jewish community gatherings. Been 30 years. That’s long enough, no? My 4 yo daughter had so much fun. She ran around doing activities with her close … Continue reading Hanukkah Musings