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!
I have a complicated relationship with social media. Sometimes I love it—I enjoy the creativity of posting, as well as keeping in touch with others. Other times, I get so mentally consumed by the downward spiral of social comparison—that person is more successful, that person is prettier, etc. Related to this, is that social media … Continue reading Keeping Social Media Out of My Mornings
In recent months, I've spoken to friends about their experiences switching jobs in order to have more time with family. One mom became an ESL teacher to have more regular hours. She used to work long days in the TV industry, never knowing what time her work day would be done. Another was a teacher … Continue reading On Career and Mommyhood
My first year in college I was pre-med. During that year I decided that I preferred to work with people to prevent disease rather than treat it. I also didn't like the idea of giving people shots (which my dad did as an allergist). So I set my heart on becoming a dietitian. During those … Continue reading On Career and Mommyhood: Introduction
My mom visited this past week for a few days. It was cool having her watch the baby. It certainly did take a load off. Also I loved seeing her cuz I love my mom! Having my first child far away from my childhood home has been an adventure. We certainly do lack the support … Continue reading A Mother’s Bond with Her Baby
One morning this week I woke up extra early to research online programs for a masters in early childhood education. About 20 minutes into my research my baby daughter woke up. It was hard to tear myself away from what I was doing (one of the challenges of being a new mom is doing things … Continue reading Staying Focused on Baby
In my recent Mommyhood post, I mentioned how hard it is for me to hear my baby daughter cry. One instance is when she is put down for a nap or bedtime and she cries before she falls asleep. Another time is when I have to put in her playpen and lock the gate, so … Continue reading A Baby’s Cry in Her Play Pen: I Want Out!