In my previous post, I discussed the idea of making space in one’s life for emotions. I mentioned how writing was a way for me to create space to cope with the loss of my father. In our faced-paced, productivity-driven society, it can be hard to slow down. Moreover, emotional pain is no fun to … Continue reading Life’s a Beach!
Month: February 2023
Inner Piece: Decluttering a Soul—Hot off the Press!
I recently published my fifth book, entitled, Inner Piece: Decluttering a Soul. It marks the 15th year of my writing, which I began soon after the sudden passing of my father. It is a compilation of essays and poems on mindfulness, school-life balance, work-life balance, and self-care. I started writing more to cope with the … Continue reading Inner Piece: Decluttering a Soul—Hot off the Press!
The Inner Critic: It’s Not You, It’s Them
If you are someone who struggles with a strong inner critic, this post is for you. We have the opportunity in our days to heal. An idea that has enlightened me on my healing journey, is that much of what I want to heal isn’t inherently me. This realization is huge, yet quite confusing, and … Continue reading The Inner Critic: It’s Not You, It’s Them
Zen and the Art of Happiness: Springtime Soul-Searching
Man, am I happy I began reading Zen and the Art of Happiness by Chris Prentiss earlier this week. Just moments later I would be greeted by my lovely five-year-old daughter asking me to accompany her in her bedroom. Attempt number one of getting her to sleep… It would take many attempts last night. None … Continue reading Zen and the Art of Happiness: Springtime Soul-Searching
Spring in Atlanta: Love Is in the Air
It’s been six years since the decision to move to Atlanta. We came here for warmer weather and greater affordability. I had cousins in the area who graciously introduced us to the vibrant Jewish community. The synagogue reminded me of the one in my hometown, of which I had fond memories. The following Sunday we … Continue reading Spring in Atlanta: Love Is in the Air
Spending Time in Nature Didn’t Always Come Naturally
You look at me now and you’d probably be shocked to hear that I didn’t like sitting on the ground when I was in high school. My friends would be eating lunch outside at times, and I had this aversion to sitting in the dirt. Later, in college, Brandeis University had this gorgeous outdoor area … Continue reading Spending Time in Nature Didn’t Always Come Naturally
Those Rainy Days
Rainy day here in Atlanta. Not sure what your weather is like. But speaking of rainy days, you know those scenes in TV and movies where there is a somber event occurring and they pair it with a rainstorm? I’m recalling one scene from Friends with Joey sitting by a window, looking out, with the heavy rain … Continue reading Those Rainy Days
Every day is a brand new day. The past is the past and we step into a whole world of possibility. Sundays can be significant opportunities for self-care! They can also be packed with to-do lists and errands. Ahh! What is your go-to for decompressing and no-more-stressin’? Mine is dance. As well as other exercises. … Continue reading Sunday Vibes
Never-ending lists of demandsToo many I can’tsNot enough I cans A list so long I cannot tackleAn abyss so deep I remain shackledto a past I cannot shaketo an ache I cannot fake to a destiny I choose to forsake So I have no choice but to procrastinate or allow myself to fail and falter … Continue reading Never-Ending Lists
girl with a tripod
When I dropped my daughter off at school, the teacher complimented me on my make up and asked if I was going on a date or going to work. I smiled and thanked her. On the one hand, it was neither. On the other hand it was both. Part of my work is documenting the … Continue reading girl with a tripod