Monthly Archives: September 2014

Breaking the cycle

Breaking the cycle is serving matzoh ball soup to my friend-family and giving everyone– including me– two large matzoh balls and plenty of broth. Breaking the cycle is giving myself as much as I give to others. Breaking the cycle … Continue reading

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Resistance (yes, it’s futile)

I’m resisting a lot today. I wanted to wake up and spend one morning this weekend doing some stretching/breathing/in-my-body centering… but I had a hard time being still. So on Saturday I took a walk outside in the sunshine and … Continue reading

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New Year

Today is Rosh Hashanah, my new year, the Jewish new year. I always feel like I need to explain that because I grew up in such an isolated, sparse community that I did have to explain it. That childhood, family, … Continue reading

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The necessity of authenticity

(I’ve been full of epiphanies lately, it seems– and yes, yes, an epiphany is only there for the person whose light bulb goes off- so perhaps few other people will benefit, but there really is nothing like the feeling of … Continue reading

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What it meant to be authentic tonight

First of all, before I could even be authentic tonight, I had to decide to show up. Shame was telling me I should just go home. Shame told me I should not have a drink with former coworkers/friends because I … Continue reading

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Trust, gratitude, inspiration, and faith

I picked up Brene Brown’s Gifts of Imperfection from the library on Saturday morning and I’m almost done with it. It’s a fairly quick, easy read– and so much emotional pithiness.  She shares a Friday blogging routine she calls TGIF … Continue reading

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Truth in Sadness

Where do we go from here? We all — for I am certain that I am not alone, never alone, never the “only one” who has ever “felt this” — experience tremendous loss and grief. I have lost several things– … Continue reading

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