I appreciated how they showed how Brad had a lot of deep-seeded issues and how they played out in his hurting Billie. Then, when he did end up resolving his internal conflict, he healed a lot. The way he healed and transformed so completely is part of the fantasy of the show. Trauma and it’s … Continue reading Sex/Life Commentary Part 2
I recently started watching the Sex/Life Netflix series. Soon after completing Inner Piece: Decluttering a Soul, which I recently released, I got to writing my next book, which is my second book about love relationships. (First Comes Self-Love, Then Comes Marriage was the the first one, released in 2017. More information in my blog’s books … Continue reading Sex/Life Commentary
Taught My Kid to Rap
Taught my kid to wrap Her brain Around the insaneTo inject herself Into what remains From desolation and pain Told her life’s anything but plain To see the sun within the rainFrom black and white to seek the grayBetter still, a rainbow shines her wayTo see the magic in the everyday Turn work into play … Continue reading Taught My Kid to Rap
Showing UP Even When Life Gets You DOWN
Working hard cuz she has no choiceHer daughter stares into her face I need you mommy, you are my rock The sleepless night she plumb forgot The hellish year she never knew The years of tireless effort too And so it comes another day Of putting in one’s best Since there’s no other way
Fast-Paced, No Grace
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
I wake up everyday with this sort of amnesia. Thoughts running through my mind. To-do lists draped across my heart. I am bewildered, beset by concerns. It’s not as if I have conquered my previous 35 years of life’s challenges-—some minor, some more severe. That track record is nowhere to be found. And so, every … Continue reading Stumbling Through
Dear Inner Critic
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
Daughter Turns 4!
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