I challenge I had when dating was that whenever I would share my writings with the guy, I felt closer to them. Even if it turned out they didn't read it in the end, I immediately felt close just by merely sending it there way. Why did I connect to easily? Was my soul reaching … Continue reading Projected Intimacy
Recently I've been waking up at 5 am. That gives me 2 hours—2!—for myself in the morning. Ahhhh. One morning I woke up at 6 instead of 5. It really messed with my rhythm. Also, I didn't get to dig deep into my soul that morning and I think that—exacerbated by poor-quality sleep the night … Continue reading Magical Mornings
I love what a friend of mine did to make Tisha B’av meaningful and full of good deeds. I really think that’s what it’s about. Yes, I did complete the fast, but that is the physical aspect; I also sought to surround myself with goodness and to be good on Tisha B’av. To live with … Continue reading Tisha B’Av: What’s It Really About?
Today is Tisha B'av. But, what is Tisha B'av? Literally, it means, the ninth (tisha) of Av (a month in the Jewish calendar). On Tisha B'av, we commemorate the destruction of the two Jewish Temples. And we pray for the rebuilding of the Third Temple. We pray for a world united in peace and prosperity. … Continue reading What is Tisha B’Av?
Four years ago, I arrived (pun intended) in Atlanta, bright-eyed and bushy tailed to get the hell out of NYC Well, my hubby and I took longer than I expected to get settled financially and career-wise (having our first child 6 months after we moved contributed to that!), but 4 years in and I feel … Continue reading To Arrive
I love alliteration, don't you? But it only works when it's meaningful. Like "ridiculous raisins regardless" sounds cool, but it doesn't have the same "ooh" and "ahh" factor as the title of this blog post. Do you agree? Which brings me to... I believe that the dark times in our life hold treasures that shine … Continue reading Transmutation: Translating Tragedy into Triumph
I did a 200-hour yoga teacher certification in 2010. I wanted to be a certified yoga instructor before I graduated from my grad program to become a registered dietitian. I had this urge inside of me, that I did not want to be just a registered dietitian, but also a yoga instructor—to show the world … Continue reading The Pre-Exile Jew – Part 2
I have an affinity for the colorful and modest garb that some women from other cultures where. This Shabbat (aka Jewish Sabbath which falls on Saturday) I saw a woman doing a delivery wearing such an outfit. I felt connected to her, just seeing the beautiful tapestry she was wearing, as well as knowing she … Continue reading The Pre-Exile Jew
I have Doja Cat to thank for my becoming more confident in my self-expression. When I watched her interview with MTV a couple months back she said she is doing what she loves and she is so happy others enjoy it—cuz she gonna keep on producing her style. The thing is, the video she made … Continue reading In the Words of Doja Cat…
Title of a song I listened to growing up my Billie Myers. This past Shabbat my daughter and I took a puddle walk. We thought we were going after the big rain to hunt for puddles to jump in. Little did we know there was more rain to come! We enjoyed puddle jumping as well … Continue reading Kiss the Rain