My Brain is Changing

My Brain is Changing

My brain has changed. Yes, it’s true! An example…Since I was a teenager, I would wake up every morning, bracing myself for disaster. I just knew something terrible was about to happen…Nuclear holocaust (high school), terror attack and/or traffic accident (adulthood). And then I learned about positive thinking (thank you, Chaya Hinda Allen!). And for […]

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My Little Accident at the Shoe Store

My Little Accident at the Shoe Store

Today in the shoe store, as I backed away from the cashier, I knocked over about ten boxes of girls’ sandals. “Oh no! I’m so sorry!” I called out as I leaned over to pick them up. But before I’d managed to pick up a single box, from across the store, the salesman who had […]

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The Wife’s Phone Call (5-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The Wife’s Phone Call (5-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Remembering our top priority–family.

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Riding the Waves

Riding the Waves

This week I spent two days away from home at “Tambourine Dream,” an annual women’s festival on the Sea of Galilee. It was two days of dancing and drumming and swimming and praying and singing and reconnecting with old friends I hadn’t seen in many years. After the festival ended, I spent half an hour […]

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The Mothering Spiral

The Mothering Spiral

After a 15-year-break, I’m back attending the parenting class of Rabbanit Talia Helfer. When my big kids were teensy, I attended Rabbanit Talia’s classes quite religiously. At one point I was such a devoted student that I transcribed several years of her recorded classes. Rabbanit Talia was such a huge influence on me and my […]

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When You Don’t Want to do Something You Have to Do (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

When You Don’t Want to do Something You Have to Do (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

How to get yourself psyched about doing things you don’t want to do.

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