#BlogElul 3: Search

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

#BlogElul The word “search” implies intentionality. A searcher is not merely wandering through life, marvelling at the serendipity of things. A searcher is on a mission, trying to find something specific. Continue Reading »

#BlogElul 2: Act

Monday, September 5th, 2016

#BlogElul Action is a very odd concept. We take action every day of our lives (at least, if we get out of bed), and yet it is something we often struggle with. Committing to a course of action can be both exhilarating and terrifying. Continue Reading »

#BlogElul 1: Prepare

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

#BlogElulIt’s here! It’s here! Today is the first day of the Hebrew month of Elul, and once again, Rabbi Phyllis Sommer has generously provided us with a template for reflection and growth. The High Holy Days are just a month away, and there is lots of spiritual work to be done. Continue Reading »

You Are Not Broken

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

You've always been beautiful I’ve been reading various articles indicting “the diet industry” of profiting from the misery of people, especially women, who believe they are broken and need to be fixed. Continue Reading »

Talking About Commitment

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

woman's hand climbing mountainI met a guy at a networking meeting almost two years ago. As we chatted, he bemoaned the fact that he had trouble committing to regular physical activity. Without thinking much about it, I offered to have him text me every time he took a walk. Continue Reading »

Saying Goodbye to My Childhood Home

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

House This is the house my parents built in Hofit, Israel, in 1970. Continue Reading »

On Sending a Child to Summer Camp

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

Camp girlI never went to summer camp – that is not something that people do in Israel.

When I was little, I went to day camp in the next village over, and I remember making crafts and singing songs and going to the beach. Fun, but hardly life-changing. Continue Reading »

Ode to a Bamboo

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

BambooThis winter I took an organisation course – a weekly webinar with the wonderful Susan Sly, in which she walked a group of us through various steps of getting our lives and businesses under control. Continue Reading »

Thoughts on Mother’s Day

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

shutterstock_72598048Let’s start by declaring that Mother’s Day is not a Hallmark holiday, despite the fact that it is the darling of card-makers, chocolatiers and jewelers. Continue Reading »

I Survived Passover!

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Passover It’s that time of year again! Once again, Passover has gone through my house and my life like a whirlwind, and now it is gone. Continue Reading »