Yesterday was special for another reason besides getting my own swim lane. Our water was shut off in the morning due to a water pipe leak next door. It reminded not to take water or showers for granted. I was also reminded not to take towels for granted, since I forgot mine when I went … Continue reading Water Shut Off
This morning, unlike the previous two days, I got my own lane. Not only that, there was only one other person in the pool and some of the time I was the ONLY one! I loved having my own lane: being able to swim in the center of the lane, directly over the blue tile … Continue reading Swimming Success
I started reading Conscious Discipline by Dr. Becky Bailey today. I have attended a seminar and read some of it, as directed by our preschool director, but this is the first time I am taking on reading the entire book. It is a journey that will help me develop my own executive skills, while helping … Continue reading Giving Thanks: My Software Gets an Upgrade
Today is the day before tomorrow and tomorrow I am traveling back to my childhood home for a memorial for my father. He passed away 13 years ago, and every year since family and friends from the community have gathered to remember him and honor him with words of Torah—that part is my brother. He … Continue reading Why Today is Significant
June 6th used to be my workaversary. I worked as a pediatric outpatient dietitian of a hospital. It was my first job as a dietitian and very much the type of dietetic work I had aspired to do. I had volunteered there as well as at the sister hospital over the previous months and then … Continue reading What’s in a Date?
As I sat in meditation—as per my previous post—I kept my palms open, resting on my lap. I focused my intention on letting go and receiving from my environment, rather than seeking to act on and control it. A few moments later I more deeply realized: life is a gift, my daughter, working with my … Continue reading Open Palms, Receiving Heart
Having worked in a hospital setting for 7 years, I am very conscientious about hand-washing—I make sure to rub my soapy hands together for 15 seconds! Whenever I go to the school bathroom, I am reminded about this procedure by the sign posted about the sink. That is to be expected. What's unique is when … Continue reading 15 Seconds for Your Health
Last week my husband started an online course in coding. As I listened in to the introductory portion of his class, I was so intimated by all the other participants—finance, researchers, startup founders—comparing myself (and, by extension, my loved ones) to others has always been a weakness of mine, and I'm still working on it! … Continue reading Social Comparison and Childhood Ping Pong Tournaments