Mindfulness is an invitation to be grateful for one’s life, for the blessings which one has, and for the natural surroundings that surround us always. It is an antidote to jadedness. It is a vessel in which to hold one’s pain; a container for one’s joys. It is accessible always. Upcoming Renewal: My Bday, Jewish … Continue reading Rebirthday Invitation
What does it mean to have a day off? Do you use it to get extra errands done and help clear out the rest of the week’s hecticness? But then you are not really off? That sounds on to me! Trying to find the balance between planning ahead and living in the present moment.
Why live life when you can write about it? But, seriously, sometimes I get so caught up in the meaning of what I am doing, I decide to ehhh, maybe procrastinate just a bit—or maybe, it's more of a pause—to write about what I am doing. Well, what am I doing? I am currently clearing … Continue reading Clear Waters, Clear-Headed
It’s so hard to keep going when things feel awry. Much easier in the moment to curl up into a ball and hide. But the truth is, much like my 4 yo daughter’s experience with completing her puzzle this morning, sometimes the only way out of the confusion is to keep going. To try things … Continue reading When Things Don’t Seem Right, Keep Going
A gentle breeze caresses my now-bare armsAs I’m delighted by the charmsThe sun’s warmth rests upon my shoulders Shining upon me as I stare at the lush greenery set against the bright blue skyLower my gaze to the pinks, rouges, and whitesI’m seated but I’m taking flightMesmerized and delighting in pleasureTaking in Earth’s most special … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season to Be Delighted
When communication comes down to texting without contextWhen you’re surrounded by hundreds of people and yet no one is really there for youWhen you relate through a persona and not your actual authentic selfIt’s no wonderThe world moves so fastHow can we be authentic to others when we don’t even truly know ourselvesWhen we try … Continue reading Fast-Paced, No Grace
In Grace after Meals in Judaism, a Biblical verse is quoted in the third paragraph, “and you will eat, and you will be satisfied, and you will bless.” I’m no stranger to the hunger-fullness scale, I use it both personally and professionally—I am a dietitian after all! But is satiety only about physical fullness from … Continue reading Satiety—of an Intellectual Sort
My daughter hasn’t celebrated as many Purim holidays as I have so when we were gifted with some chocolate-covered Hamantaschen, her reaction, which initially surprised me, was quite appropriate. Instead of taking a bite out of it, she began to pick away at the chocolate covering with her finger nails, then later a fork which … Continue reading When You Give a Kid a (Chocolate-Covered) Cookie
A story the director of Hillel told us at a meeting once that someone passed by a flyer in the student lounge about a Purim event and said “What’s a Purim?” As in, a lot of the school body celebrated it, but many did not, and some did not even know about this more minor … Continue reading What’s a Purim?!
For you, it’s simple chatter For me, it’s all that mattersFor stuck inside these four wallsI hear how nature callsI no longer feel unsettled and alone Wherever I go, in Nature I find home