10 of My True Beliefs (20-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

10 of My True Beliefs (20-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Highlights from my Belief Notebook.


  1. Just a thought

    Hi. I love ur blog and check it almost daily!! Just one comment – when it comes to peptalks, i tend to skip it when its longer than 8 minutes or so…its funny but i would sooner listen to four 8 minute clips than one 20 min one…maybe its just me 🙂
    Anyway, thanks for your effort and inspiration!!
    Keep it coming 🙂

    • I hear you. thanks for the feedback

    • I agree that 20 minutes is long for your target audience – Jewish Moms. We don’t have that much interrupted time to listen in one sitting (at least I don’t)

      I do enjoy your articles a lot. I get to read it in about 2 minutes flat and then rehash the message while I tend to my many tasks.

      • I understand that many might not have time or just prefer a quicker blurb of inspiration, but I never mind a longer pep talk! I usually listen to them in their entirety or piecemeal during my work breaks, or to keep me awake and engaged while I do nighttime chores such as doing the dishes or making some food for myself.

  2. OMG, I totally relate to feeling inferior to people that do not need to sleep! My husband comes from a family where they all regularly STAY UP THE WHOLE NIGHT DOING STUFF! No one goes to sleep, they just keep doing stuff until they pass out on the couch (im not joking). I need to sleep a full night (8 hours or whatever) and still need to take a nap at some point just to feel good and normal! They dont understand me and I dont understand them! Thank you for the validation and the reminder that its not a “who does more” contest! Hashem just made us differently

  3. I love this pep talk! Going to share with my friends now.

    Thank you!

  4. That was such a good pep talk. I had to comment again 🙂 I loved the clear way you described the belief notebook method; the solid examples were very helpful in enabling me to absorb the process.

    Thank you.

  5. Speaking of pep talk feedback, I love your peptalks but never get a chance to listen anymore. I read all your articles while nursing and don’t want to disturb the baby:( I used to love them though. How do you decide what to write up and what to speak about instead?

    • i think the peptalks are more personal stuff, things that are more about my own personal process, targeted at a smaller audience rather than the whole readership. Things I’d rather 100 women hear than 1000!

  6. Great explanation of a tool that could be beneficial to many. Thank you so much! Just a question–how do you figure out the “true” belief? And know that it is really true? Maybe Hashem wants us to stretch ourselves a little bit more and sleep a little bit less? (Clearly you can see I struggle with this as well 🙂

    • good question– rabbi nivin teaches that whenever a belief is disempowering you, it is definitely false. There is something corrupted in your thought process. If you think of a true belief, and it significantly reduces the disempowered feeling, you will know you are on the right track. If it doesn’t reduce the disempowered feeling, try again, or get advice from your “tripod of objectivity” (teachers/rabbis, close friends who know you well).

      re the question about stamina (maybe we should be pushing ourselves more?) I’m not clear on that either, will ask…

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