For years I, like most others I know, have associated yoga with doing impressive yoga poses. But every time I strive for this goal, I get hurt. This is because, as a fellow health professional and I were recently discussing, yoga in the Western world focuses on the physical aspects of yoga while leaving out … Continue reading What is a Yogini?
As I said in my previous post, it is only my efforts PLUS G-d's blessings which bring success. I suppose that is a major reason for why religions instituted daily prayer (even three or five times a day!): to keep us constantly mindful that G-d is ultimately in charge. I bought this plaque in Harlem … Continue reading Daily Prayer is a Reminder of G-d Above
When I perform yoga poses with agility, when I work 10-hour days while raising a family with stamina, this impresses upon me the idea that I am accomplished, a go-getter. Adrenaline runs through my veins as I continue to day in and day out keep up with my dutiful and diligent performance in life. But … Continue reading Man’s Efforts + G-d’s Blessings = Success
I wasn't feeling well. My stomach was super sensitive so I ate very simply and drank ginger ale all day (similar to the BRAT diet). I noticed that while I missed the strength and bravado that I usually had while playing with the children, I did not miss the strength of my negative self-talk. My … Continue reading Ego is Weak When Sick
This past week I attended a very inspiring talk about parenting and educating children. It was about finding the balance between love and limits and how to better prepare our children to deal with frustration and struggle in school and in life. Also, on how to motivate kids to find and cultivate their unique strengths. … Continue reading Personal Growth after Becoming a Parent
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