Posts Tagged ‘blog’


Discovering My Mission

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Camp girlIf you follow me on FaceBook, you’ve seen the saga I went through a few weeks ago – it took me about 24 hours longer to get from Winnipeg to San Antonio, TX, than intended. Blizzards, maintenance issues and everything the Universe could throw at me conspired to keep me from getting there on Thursday afternoon, as planned. (more…)

#BlogElul 10: Count

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

#BlogElulThis blog post was supposed to have gone out yesterday, on the 10th day of Elul. But it’s OK, nobody is perfect, especially me. I am determined to make it count anyway! (more…)

#BlogElul 9: Observe

Monday, September 12th, 2016

#BlogElul “You see, but you do not observe.” Such a famous quote from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories. What does that mean for someone who is trying to grow themselves? (more…)

#BlogElul 5: Accept

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

#BlogElul Accept – now that is a hard one. We don’t want to accept things. We want to be the masters of our fate, we want to have the illusion of control. (more…)

#BlogElul 4: Understand

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

#BlogElul Understanding is the Holy Grail for us personal development junkies. We might call it wisdom or enlightenment or whatever, but in the end, what we really want is to create a human pattern that makes sense to us. (more…)

#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. (more…)

#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. (more…)

#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. (more…)

Saying Goodbye to My Childhood Home

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

House This is the house my parents built in Hofit, Israel, in 1970. (more…)