I love using my Libra-inspired love of symmetry to edit the photos and videos that I make. My whole life, I’ve used this skill AGAINST myself. Perfectionism. Orthorexia. Fear of not fitting in. Now I’m channeling my gifts to produce beauty; instead of subjugating beauty to harsh judgment. I’m on the road the healing, y’all.
There is a teaching I learned first in the name of the Ba'al Shem Tov. Then years later I heard it again in the name of another teacher/master of a different faith. The teaching goes like this: When we see faults in others, it is really our own faults we are seeing in them. Like, … Continue reading In Others, We See Ourselves
https://youtube.com/shorts/8-rd798P2K8?feature=share Baby giddy as she puts on glasses for the first time and can only now see her mother clearly. Maybe this is what spiritual enlightenment is like. When we get the right perspective on life, we CAN be truly happy Maybe now we’re just not seeing LIFE as it supposed to be seen But … Continue reading Spiritual Glasses
They say bilingual children start speaking later but when they do, they speak with fuller, richer language. Or similarly how quiet toddlers that speak later at times start off speaking with full sentences. I feel like I am multilingual in a sense. I speak academic, I speak 9-5 job life. But I also speak spirituality … Continue reading Multilingual Soul Speak
In the summer of 2014, when I decided to stop chasing men and start chasing my dreams of becoming a mom, I committed myself to being the most reliable professional I could be, which for me meant making sure I consistently got to work promptly. My first nutrition job after grad school was in a … Continue reading My Kid, My Calling
Patriarchy is dead It’s lying on its head I’m not covering my skin I don’t believe—so what’s the win What rules am I following The one’s that deny That ones that have done nothing But try me Oh no, is that dirt on your shoulder? Let me dust it off And you be staring at … Continue reading Patriarchy is Dead (A Rap)
People from the outside love love love to judge people on how many kids they have. Honestly, myself included at times. We're all human y'all. And judging is part of that! I even judge myself, believe it or not! And if you've been following my blog, you'd know that to be true 😉 Well, this … Continue reading I Have 50 Children
Title of a cool book by Jane McGonigal. Also title of this blog post, which is pretty darn cool too. If my great-grandfather didn't ask out my then-engaged-to-someone-else great-grandmother, I would not be alive. I've oft wondered about people who get divorced. Like maybe their relationship was never meant to be; but if that were … Continue reading Reality is Broken
“Ok, let’s go somewhere else.” Did that group of four women just leave the area at the very moment I arrived? Holy, shit! My worst fear has finally manifested! And it only took 35 damn years. Of course, my first reaction was to second guess my recent actions...Was it the F bomb I dropped a … Continue reading You Got This!
What is an antidote to forcing food down or other methods of numbing emotions? Self-forgiveness Self-compassion Acceptance of what is Instead of pushing it down And/or running away from it Carrying oneself with dignity and self-love Even when times are hard On Shabbat, G-d invites us to step away from all the distractions. I used … Continue reading Part 2 – The Antidote