Recently my husband and I got into a couple of quibbles when I needed help and felt that he was asking too many unnecessary questions. I was in a bind and I needed his assistance, why did he have to understand everything that was happening? Or this morning when I was making eggs hurriedly in … Continue reading Getting Asked Questions: A Mindful Inquiry into Patience
If I got a report card today, it would include the comment: does not play well with friends. Well, more accurately, the adult version: trust issues. My co-worker told me a piece of information this morning and I HAD to check it myself. I couldn't just TRUST what she said. This aspect of my personality … Continue reading Does Not Play Well with Friends
This morning I got my period for the first time since prior to becoming pregnant. My daughter just turned 9 months, so that was a good run! It was weird and sudden and brought back memories of my first period ever. I went to the bathroom one morning and hey, what's that? Mom, dad, I … Continue reading The Jewish New Year, The Creation of the Universe
Every morning I gauge how well my morning commute is going based on where I run into a neighbor of mine who takes morning walks. She is a sweet middle-aged lady and we enjoy exchanging "Good mornings." It has been a few weeks since we have been taking this morning route and one day this … Continue reading Jewish New Year, Day of Judgment
Human touch, much like human interaction, is something that cannot be taken for granted nowadays as our world is becoming more and more digitalized. Research shows that holding babies in the NICU helps them heal and develop. Businesses strive to give a figurative human touch to attract and maintain clients. The other day, as I … Continue reading The Healing Power of Human Touch
We are losing the art of deep breathing as we more and more often reach for our phones to divert our attention, as opposed to being with the emotion/challenge we are experiencing and sitting with it.
My mom loves sharing her unique insights with me. Whether it be about a dvar Torah (a speech on lessons from the Torah) she is giving, or an insight she shared in a Torah class—she finds much joy in highlighting what were her unique, original ideas. I am fortunate to have a mom is so … Continue reading Being Driven by One’s EGO is Exhausting
Last I blogged, I felt distracted that I had misspelled a word. Then I noticed the root of wanting to fix something in this blog, or any blog or writing, was to take away that feeling that I did something wrong. This fear comes up when I seem to have made a mistake, but it … Continue reading Be Self-Aware, NOT Self-Conscious!