The Power of Saying No

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

ShameAre you an over-obligator? Do you say yes to everything and everyone? Are you the person who can be counted on to do the work that nobody else wants to do? (more…)

Looking in the Funhouse Mirror

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Mommy and me, mid-80s

Have you ever noticed how gym mirrors tend to distort, like funhouse mirrors? If you are short and solidly built like me, you don’t find much fun in that kind of mirrors – for some reason they never make you look taller and slimmer than you really are. (more…)

What Would You Do For Self-Love? (video)

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

So I was in this exercise class, and I found myself wondering out loud why I was there. Stay tuned for the answer. What do you do for self-love?

(more…)

#BlogElul 26: Create

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

There is a description of nearly all Jewish holidays that goes like this: “They tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat.” Creating holiday-specific foods is an integral part of the tradition. (more…)

#BlogElul 21: Love

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

What a perfect theme for today, when a group of loving people gathered to wish bon voyage to our favourite yoga teacher. (more…)

#BlogElul 20: Fill

Monday, September 11th, 2017

This one had me a little stumped. I’m really not sure what Rabbi Sommer means by it – but that’s OK, it’s up to me to imbue it with meaning anyway. (more…)

#BlogElul 14: Learn

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Do you like to learn? If not, what do you think the consequences of that might be? (more…)

Celebration and Beyond

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

I’m currently sitting in McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, waiting for my flight to Edmonton, my first leg on the way home. (more…)

#blogExodus 9: Perplex

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

blogexodus Today I tried to explain some of the Passover rules to a non-Jewish person, and yes, she was perplexed. (more…)