Dear Inner Critic,Sorry I’m not always perfectBut I’m not the shmuck you paint me asI am strong I am braveI have survived a lot of shitRemember that time my cousin got killed by a fuckin’ volcano?Or how about that time my dad suddenly collapsed and went unconscious and I never got to speak to him … Continue reading Dear Inner Critic
Happy Birthday to my daughter! And happy birthaversary to me! Y’all, motherhood is hard! For different reasons at different stages. But always it’s a challenge in self-care. I forgot my lunch today. It’s hard planning for your kid and yourself and your family all the time. I got so lucky. My own mother, who is … Continue reading Daughter Turns 4!
I remember years ago this guy who I was dating gave advice to a girl at the Shabbat table that even if her hair was a little messed up, if she was confident, she could pull it off. Today I went to synagogue for the first time in two months. I had taken somewhat of … Continue reading Standing Tall
Tonight into tomorrow will mark 15 years after my father’s sudden passing. Even before he passed away, my whole life I struggled with low self-esteem. But I covered it up with good grades and people pleasing. Well, the illusion of control shattered in my senior year of college when I got the call from my … Continue reading Be YOU
My parents gave me the ingredients. But I choose at what temp and for how long it cooks.
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
I love the YouTube videos that show her speaking from her heart on what feels right for the presentation of her show and what does not. She has a vision. It speaks to her. She wants to manifest it. She makes decisions. Even if it’s hard. She trusts her gut. And she commits. Dang girl. … Continue reading Beyoncé’s Decisiveness
If I'm being honestI'm a mother-fucking goddess
What does it mean that I am self-actualizing and crystallizing my thoughts on self-love while still deep down sabotaging myself at the core and reliving my worst unhealthy patterns. I guess I’ve evolved to a new level. I guess I’m at a new vantage point. I guess I’m challenging myself in new ways. I really … Continue reading Self-Actualization Realization
How Fucked up is this?... I remember being intimated by the pretty, sophisticated girls in middle school years in sleep away camp. (I went to a mad jappy one, yayyyyyyyy.) But I also remember, more faintly, around that time, having thoughts about how if I really look good, people will think I look too good. … Continue reading Boldly Beautiful