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